Bangor, Maine News Update: July 20, 2021
A Farmington man is facing multiple charges after causing a standoff with police on Sunday that lasted nearly 24 hours. Police say when they tried to make contact with Allen, he allegedly threatened them with a gun. He surrendered to police early Monday morning.
The Maine CDC says about 51% of the state’s 12 to 19-year-old residents has had at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, with the AP reporting roughly 47% in that age groups fully vaccinated. More than 2/3rds of eligible residents in Maine are fully vaccinated. That’s one of the highest percentages in the country.
Bangor Police are asking for the public’s help locating a dog that ran from a crash scene on I-95 in Bangor, that sent his owner to a Portland hospital. Rocket, the brown and white standard size poodle has been seen, most recently, in the Mount Hope Avenue area. Officials are hoping to hear from anyone who sees the dog.
Canada will start allowing fully-vaccinated American residents into their country starting on August 9th. The AP reports children who are not vaccinated will not have to quarantine when they enter the country but will not be allowed to take part in group activities. There’s no word on when the U.S. will open the borders to fully vaccinated Canadians.
The Town of Dresden is auctioning off two used firetrucks, a 1975 that was refurbished in 1996, and another that was made in 1991. The money raised by the auction will be given to the town for things like road maintenance, community programs, and more. Find more information and enter a bid on the Municibid website.
Weather permitting, this Wednesday night, the public is invited to the first of four free outdoor movie nights in Belfast. The family friendly movies will be shown on an inflatable screen, in Steamboat Landing. Find a list of dates and movies on the Our Town Belfast website.
The 20th annual Carol Dyer Luminaria Night is scheduled for August 14th in Bar Harbor, to honor those battling cancer and remember those who died. Proceeds from the event will benefit Island Connections, which provides rides to doctor’s appointments and chemo treatments. Luminaria can be purchased through the MDI YWCA.