Bangor, Maine News Update: January 14, 2021
An Auburn man is hospitalized after being stabbed twice in the stomach and chest. Police say it's believed his 12-year-old daughter is responsible for his wounds, as she was found with a laceration on her hand. She's expected to face charges.
The Maine CDC reports another jump in COVID-19 cases, with 833 reported on Wednesday, and another 4 residents who have died. Governor Mills outlines her plans for the COVID vaccine rollout yesterday, saying phase 1-A of the plan should be completed by February and phase 1-B should be finished by April. The vaccine will be dedicated to people over the age of 70, emergency service personnel, and adults with high-risk medical conditions.
AOS 91 schools on MDI are set to resume in-person learning on Tuesday, as well as extracurricular activities. After a shift to remote learning earlier this month, due to an increase in COVID-19 cases in the region, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Marc Gousse says staff members have tested negative over the past two weeks.
The National Park Service is looking to triple the fee required to reserve a parking space along the Cadillac Mountain Summit Road. Over the summer, they tested out the online service for a fee of $2 per spot, but are now proposing that fee be raised to $6. They're currently seeking input from the public.
Maine's agricultural trade show will be held as a virtual event this year, beginning on January 19th and running for five days. The state's largest trade show for the agricultural industry will include online presentations about agriculture and forestry.
The City of Bangor has received an anonymous donation of $4,000, that the city officials say will be placed into a special goodwill program. The Pay It Forward Fund was started 5 years ago as a way to help people in need, who just need a little financial help to get back on track. Anyone with questions about the fund should contact Bangor Public Health and Community Services.
On Track to College is a series of virtual events that aims to help new University of Maine students find their pathway to higher education. The U-Maine system is partnering with the Finance Authority of Maine and Department of Education to help with things like filling out the paperwork for financial aid.