Bangor, Maine News Update: July 28, 2021
Governor Janet Mills has directed the Maine CDC and DHHS to review the U.S. CDC’s updated mask guidelines after the number of cases has quadrupled in recent weeks. Federal health authorities are encouraging residents to resume wearing masks in indoor settings, even if they’ve been vaccinated. Mills says she strongly encourages anyone who has not yet been vaccinated to do so as soon as possible.
Police in southern Maine are looking for a man and his niece who are wanted in connection with a stabbing in Buckfield. Police say 52-year-old Neil Roy Canney and 49-year-old Selena Canney are considered armed and dangerous and are believed to be driving a grey Chevrolet Equinox with Maine license plate 8002YF. Anyone who sees the pair is urged to call police immediately.
For the second time this year, the Maine CDC is reporting a person with a case of the Powassan virus, an illness carried by infected deer or woodchuck ticks. Symptoms of the Powassan virus include fever, headache, nausea, weakness, seizures, and in some cases encephalitis.
The Maine Department of Labor is warning residents of a text message scam that claims to offer information about unemployment benefits. The messages include links for recipients to click, but are not from the labor department. Officials say a dead giveaway is the fact that the links do not end in ‘dot gov.’
The Bangor Band will hold their 2nd summer concert tonight on the Bangor Waterfront. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets or chairs to listen to songs from the Music Man, as well as popular marches.
A rally on the Bangor waterfront this Sunday will show support for the Penobscot Nation, in their assertion that the portion of the Penobscot River that runs through Penobscot land is part of the Penobscot people. The event that starts at 2:30 in the Bangor Waterfront Walking Park. Find more information on the Facebook event page for the Rally for the Penobscot River and Wabanaki Sovereignty.