Bangor, Maine News Update: February 23, 2021
The Maine CDC reports 99 new cases of COVID-19, only the second time in the past three months that the numbers have dipped below 100. There were no additional deaths reported on Monday.
Starting this week, Maine Seacoast Mission will be providing COVID-19 vaccination clinics to residents to island residents. The vaccinations will be delivered by the organization’s 74-foot boat, Sunbeam, which is equipped with health facilities, including a medical grade refrigerator.
Opponents of a $1 billion dollar electricity transmission corridor through western Maine have gathered enough signatures to move forward with a referendum, which will be considered by the Maine Legislature. WABI-TV reports that if it's rejected, it would then go to a vote in November. If it passes, it would then require legislative approval for any electrical power line project exceeding 50 miles, retroactive to September 2014.
Northern Light Health is looking for people interested in volunteering their time at one or more of the community vaccine clinics. They’re seeking help in a variety of roles, including both clinical and non-clinical. Education and training will be provided for people interested in lending a hand.
The SPCA of Hancock County is hoping to hear from cat lovers, after welcoming nearly 40 cats and kittens from a shelter in Georgia. In addition, they say they could use some donations, because some of the cats will need to be fixed before they can be adopted.
Belfast is celebrating winter with an Ice Festival. This Saturday, folks are invited to stroll through downtown and view the many ice sculptures located there, have a drink at one of two ice bars, and take part in other outdoor activities. Find more information on the Facebook event page for the Downtown Belfast Ice Festival.