Bangor, Maine News Update: February 16, 2021
The Maine CDC reports 150 new cases of COVID-19 and no new deaths. Today's storm is causing some vaccination clinics to close, including MaineHealth clinics in Belfast, Boothbay, and Norway. Northern Light Health will still operate its clinic at the Cross Insurance Center, and asks that anyone who cannot get there safely, call and reschedule their appointment.
A woman from Biddeford was seriously injured when the snowmobile she was driving crashed into an ice shack on a New Hampshire lake. Wardens say it was Jennie Larson's first time driving a sled and she was not wearing a helmet.
Now that marijuana is legal in Maine, some of the state's largest employers are no longer testing job applicants to see if they have used marijuana. WABI-TV reports, a positive result, for a company that's still testing, would not automatically disqualify the candidate from being hired. Some safety-sensitive positions, however, still require testing.
Maine is set to receive nearly $70 million from the federal government for highway and transit projects around the state. Senator Susan Collins says the largest portion of the money will be used on highway improvements, but some will go toward projects on bridges and secondary roads.
The Professional Logging Contractors of Maine presented over $136,000 to Maine's Children's Miracle Network Hospitals on Friday. The donation, that will be used to support lifesaving and highly specialized medical care for Maine kids, included funds raised at the PLC's Log a Load for Kids event last year.
The Maine Veterans Project is hosting a day of ice fishing on March 13th at Camp Capella in Dedham. Participants will need a DD214 and a fishing license. To register or for more information, log onto the Maine Veterans Project Facebook page.