Bangor, Maine News Update: December 10, 2020
The Maine CDC reports 405 new cases of COVID-19 statewide and 91 people who have recovered. 7 more people, diagnosed with the virus, have passed away in Androscoggin, Cumberland, Hancock, and York counties.
Bangor Police are once again asking for the public's help locating a homeless man who's been missing since last year. 55-year-old Richard Cole has blonde hair and blue eyes, is about 5'8" tall and 150 pounds. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Aaron Brooker.
Mainers who are still unemployed as a result of the pandemic will receive a one-time $600 payment through the state's new pandemic relief program. The payment will be distributed by the end of the December to the individual's account or debit card on file with the unemployment program.
Students in the Ellsworth and AOS 91 school districts will be getting snow days this winter. Flipping to remote learning on those days was considered, but rejected, at least for the 2020-2021 school year.
A magnitude 3 earthquake hit Robbinston Wednesday morning, on the eastern border between Maine and Canada. Residents in and around the Washington County town reported hearing a rumble and feeling their houses shake. The U.S. Geological Survey reports Maine experiences several earthquakes every year, but most are not large enough for residents to detect.
The Maine Department of Marine Resources is launching a million-dollar campaign that aims to encourage residents to use more Maine seafood. Although seafood sales are up 35% compared to this time last year, the industry also relies heavily on restaurant sales, which have all but stalled since the pandemic.
The Unitarian Universalist Church of Ellsworth is hosting its annual Cookie Walk on December 19th. Boxes of 3 dozen homemade Christmas cookies are selling for just $20 per box. Orders can be filled out on the church's website.