Maine Housing has expanded the requirements for rental assistance now that the moratorium on evictions has expired. One change will be to the wording of the eligibility requirements from financial difficulty because of the pandemic to ‘during’ the pandemic. Find more information on the Maine Housing website.

The Holden Police Department just helped a local resident recover thousands of dollars that they lost to a scam, involving the bank of Jamaica. It’s a rare thing for scam victims to get their money back, so the department is pleased that they could help. Now, Chief Chris Greeley is inviting people to stop by and pick up a free book on how to avoid fraud and scams and says they’ll also get a coupon for a free Frosty from Wendy’s.

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Northern Light Health announced this week that it will require all employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine, once one or more of the vaccines is approved by the FDA. Currently, about 80% of the facilities’ staff is vaccinated. Once the vaccine is approved, all unvaccinated staff will be required to get the vaccine within six weeks.

Hollywood Casino, Hotel, and Raceway in Bangor is encouraging job seekers to stop by this afternoon for an after-hours job fair at the casino from 4 to 7. Open positions include jobs at the hotel, food & beverage, back of house positions, administration, and jobs on the gaming floor, as well as dealer training.

The Bangor Police Department will host its annual National Night Out party, at Second Street Park. From 6 to 8 pm, families are invited to stop by for crafts, lawn games, a bounce house, and refreshments, including a barbecue and ice cream from the Darling’s Ice Cream Truck. Proceeds from the ice cream truck will benefit the Brick Church, which provides shelter, food, and supportive programs for community members experiencing homelessness.

The Bangor Symphony Orchestra announced this week that it will return to in-person performances this season. Last year’s performances were broadcast live online, but starting in October, the BSO will return to the Collins Center for the Arts. Find more information and a schedule of concerts on the Bangor Symphony Orchestra website.

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Maine's Fair Schedule 2021

2021 will see the reopening of many events, including our annual fairs. Here's the list of this year's fair schedule and what to look forward to with each one.