Bangor, Maine News Update: July 13, 2021
Tours will continue today on the tall ship, Nao Santa Maria, as it sits docked in Bucksport. The historic replica ship will depart Maine on Wednesday morning, after its appearance in Bangor was canceled due to protests over its connection to Christopher Columbus.
Furloughs for Puritan Medical Products’ workers are being extended as the demand for testing supplies continues at low levels. WABI-TV reports 180 employees will spend an additional 3 weeks out of work, but company officials say they should be able to return to work, when it’s over.
The city of Bangor is offering grant funding to business owners that want to make improvements to their buildings' facades. Matching funds, up to $15,000, can be used for painting, replacing awnings, signage, or any number of repairs.
Students in Maine will continue to get meals for free during the upcoming school year. According to the Maine Department of Education, 38% of students qualify for the traditional income requirements to receive free meals, but child hunger advocates say that overlooks other students who may not qualify, but are still not getting enough healthy food.
C&L Aviation in Bangor is holding a job fair today from 10 to 2, at their facility at Bangor International Airport. On-site interviews will be conducted, for a variety of positions, some with no experience necessary. Find more information on the C&L Aviation Facebook page.
People riding scooters left Bar Harbor Monday morning for the Scooter Cannonball Run, which involves 10 days of travel, from Maine to Eureka, California...a total of $4,500. Scooters aren’t meant to go very fast, so it’s not an easy task.