Bangor, Maine News Update: August 3, 2020
The Maine CDC reports 21 new cases of COVID19 and 10 more people have recovered. Currently, there are 448 active cases in the state and 10 people who are currently hospitalized.
Holden Police are reminding residents to lock their homes and cars after four separate burglaries happened over the weekend. Officials say two cars and two homes were burglarized, with the suspects entering the victims’ homes while they slept. None of the homes or cars involved in these crimes were locked.
The Maine Department of Education gave all Maine counties a green light to resume in-classroom learning, as long as they abide by specific guidelines. A three-color coding system was created to deal with the pandemic, with red meaning students should continue with distance learning, green clearing students to return to their schools, and yellow indicating a hybrid of both in-person and at-home learning. Now each district will decide how they want to proceed in the fall.
The American Red Cross is looking for disaster relief volunteers to help with hurricane and wildfire season. All areas of the relief operations need help, but especially volunteers who can help with working in shelters and in health services. Find more information on the website for the American Red Cross.
One of Ellsworth’s heritage businesses is closing its doors after 95 years in business. 4 generations of the Beal family have run the business, but starting today, they will be holding a liquidation sale before closing the doors for good.
An auction being held this week in Northport will include things like a stuffed moose and a bowling alley. Point Lookout was built more than 20 years ago by credit card company MBNA, but the current owner decided its going to cost too much to maintain. Find more information at on the auction's website.