Bangor, Maine News Update: August 4, 2020
The Maine CDC reports 12 new cases of COVID-19 in the state, and 9 more people who have recovered. Another person, diagnosed with the virus, has passed away…a man in his 50’s from Cumberland County. Officials say there are 450 active cases statewide.
Maine is under a tropical storm watch, with meteorologists warning of high winds, in some areas. Residents are encouraged to secure any loose items, like trash cans, inside buildings, and be prepared in case of power outages.
Bangor Police used electronic information to track an SUV that was stolen in Holden over the weekend to a local parking lot. Officials say they also found items taken in a string of burglaries in Holden on Saturday night. Police have a person of interest in the case.
Water Activity restrictions have been lifted at three out of four state parks. The Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands has lifted the restrictions on Popham, Ferry, and Crescent Beach state parks that were put in place after a fatal shark attack last week. Reid state park is still limited to waist-deep swimming because of a shortage of lifeguards.
Unity College is transitioning from a centralized residential campus to a hybrid learning model. The main campus on Quaker Hill Road had about 650 students prior to the pandemic. The Board of Trustees has authorized the sale of any assets that are not crucial to its new mission.
MDI Hospital will hold a virtual Community Town Hall on Wednesday from 3 to 4, during which they will share information about COVID-19. Topics will include coronavirus testing at MDI hospital and what we all can do to help stop the spread of the virus. The event is free but space is limited so RSVP to the MDI Hospital website.
Camp Capella is doing a unique fundraiser this month called the 2020 challenge, in which participants pick an activity to do 20 times in 20 days. Some suggestions are to walk 20 miles in 20 days or make 20 new recipes…whatever works best for that person. Get more information on Camp Capella's website or Facebook page.