Bangor, Maine News Update: August 17, 2021
A Bangor Police Officer was injured while struggling with a wanted fugitive. A struggle ensued when Officer Allen Jones and another officer tried to take Montorio Calhoun into custody. Police say he was armed with a knife and tried to take one officer's weapons. Jones suffered a laceration to his arm, and was treated and released from a local hospital.
The Maine CDC reports the number of COVID-19 cases in the state has increased by 74% in a week. There are 82 people currently hospitalized with the virus, 42 in intensive care, and 20 on ventilators. As the Delta variant causes the numbers to go up, more and more Mainers are getting vaccinated.
Traffic on Duck Brook Motor Bridge in Acadia National Park will be reduced to one lane on Tuesday, August 24th, to allow contractors access to the bridge’s interior. Contractors will be submitting bids for an upcoming construction project on the bridge that was built in 1953.
Officials say a pair of ransomware attacks on sewage treatment plants in Mount Desert and Limestone show that small towns need to be just as vigilant as larger communities. No money was paid and no customer data was compromised, so the impact was minimal. But smaller municipalities need to protect themselves against possible attacks.
The public is invited to attend a free concert at an Orrington church this Saturday, featuring award-winning Texas Country Justin Todd Herod. Free hamburgers and hot dogs will be available from 3 to 5 at the Orrington Center Church on Dow Road, with the concert due to start at 5 p.m. More information on this family friendly event can be found on the Orrington Center Church Facebook page.
Tonight, the Bangor Band will perform their last outdoor concert of a shortened season. The musicians were allowed to pick the songs for this evening’s performance, so it will feature a mix of show tunes, patriotic songs, and other favorites. People are encouraged to bring chairs or blankets for the concert that starts at 6:30 on the Bangor waterfront.
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