Bangor, Maine News Update: August 4, 2021
A member of the Bangor School Committee is facing a charge of possession of child pornography, as well as stalking and harassment charges. The investigation into John Hiatt began when a female former friend told Bangor Police that he was allegedly stalking her. Hiatt is also the Treasurer for Penobscot County.
People going to the Bangor State Fair will be able to get a COVID-19 vaccination this week, administered by the University of New England’s pharmacists and pharmacy volunteers, who are partnering with Northern Light Health. The vaccine clinics will run from 1 to 3 on Thursday and Friday afternoons, and will offer both Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson shots. Information about the COVID vaccine will be available at the fair from noon til 4.
High School students who are in public schools or home-schooled will now be able to take up to 12 credits per year of college courses through the University of Maine for free. Private school students will have to pay but at a reduced fee.
Foodies will want to be in Waterville this afternoon for the Taste of Waterville, which is being held this year at the Head of Falls. Restaurants from around the city will have a wide variety of foods to sample, and there will be live music and a brewfest.
Drivers are advised that traffic in Bangor will be heavy on Thursday night. The Luke Bryan concert at Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion coincides with opening day of the Bangor State Fair at the Cross Insurance Center, and could bring thousands of people to Bangor. Motorists are advised to avoid Main Street in Bangor Thursday afternoon, if at all possible, to avoid delays.
For the first time ever, a Maine Little League Team is headed to the Cal Ripken World Series, which will be held in Palm Beach, Florida. The Maine Masonic Charitable Foundation is contributing $15 thousand to the Ararat 12U team to help defray the costs of sending this team of 12 to 13-year-olds to the competition that will take begin later this week. Team players come from Harpswell, Bowdoinham, Bowdoin, Topsham, and Richmond.