Bangor, Maine News Update: July 6, 2020
The Maine CDC reports 18 new cases of COVID-19 in the state and 21 more people who have recovered. Two more residents of Cumberland County diagnosed with the virus have passed away, taking that total to 109.
A Bangor man is facing charges of criminal mischief and invasion of privacy after allegedly posing as a social media representative to obtain computer passwords from women. Police say Dakota Roy was able to gain information from at least seven people, and then downloaded their private photos. In addition, he's accused of photographing one of the victims without their knowledge.
Two hikers were rescued over the holiday weekend, both with leg injuries. On Friday, a Maine woman was rescued from Knife's Edge on Mount Katahdin. And on Saturday, a man was rescued after suffering a non-life-threatening injury on the Bold Coast Trail in Cutler.
The deadline for small businesses to apply for the Paycheck protection program has been extended, from June 30th to August 8th. Since early April, approximately 27 thousand Maine businesses have received more than 2-point-2 billion dollars in loans, to help them weather the pandemic.
A school bus driver in Waterville is rallying the community in support of a young girl named Emah who continues to recover after being accidentally shot during a drive-by shooting in March. T-shirts that say 'Emah Strong' are being sold at Courtney's Hot Dogs and Bee's Snack Bar in Winslow and at Holly Cannoli in Waterville, with the proceeds to benefit her family.
This year's Maine International Film Festival will be held as a drive-in event. From July 7th the to the 16th, films representing the best of American independent and international cinema will be shown at the Skowhegan Drive-in Theater.