Bangor, Maine News Update: July 23, 2020
The latest statistics from the Maine CDC show 28 new cases of COVID-19 and 25 more people who have recovered. Health officials are investigating an outbreak of 3 cases of the virus among employees of Walmart in Presque Isle. Dr. Nirav Shah says it’s a good reminder to use caution when shopping in any retail setting, including washing hands and/or using sanitizer when you’re finished, and not touching your face.
A recount has been requested in the Republican nomination for State Senate District 8, which covers Brewer, Bucksport, and several towns in Penobscot and Hancock counties. Incumbent Kimberley Rosen took 51% of the votes, while challenger Lawrence Lockman got 49%. A date for the recount has not been set.
The Maine Principals' Association is delaying the start of fall sports in hopes of salvaging a shortened season during the pandemic. First practices have been moved from August 17th to September 8th and the first games will be played on September 18th. It has yet to be determined exactly how many schools will be able to participate this year.
Anyone in Waldo County who is experiencing food insecurity can get help from Waldo Community Action Partners. Waldo CAP is hosting a food distribution day on Friday at the Waldo County Technical Center, from 11 to 2.
While many other businesses are closing their doors, a new tourist destination on MDI is planning to open on August 1st. Terramor is a glamping resort, on the site of the old KOA campground in Town Hill. Along with a beautiful lodge that includes a bar, the glamour campground has luxury tents, complete with indoor bathrooms, electric lights, and outlets to power electronics.
A camp that helps children deal with their grief after the loss of a loved one is still helping them cope, only this year it’s a virtual experience. Experience Camp is leading the kids in yoga, journaling, computer game coding, making craft puppets, and their camp in a box program which contains items meant to spark joy and connection.