Bangor, Maine News Update: July 7, 2020
The Maine CDC reports 8 new cases of COVID-19 in the state and 15 more people who have recovered. 823 of all the confirmed cases, so far in the state, have been among healthcare workers.
A vigil in Bangor this evening will honor the memory of a Bangor man who was killed in 1984 because he was gay. The event will begin outside the Brick Church on Union Street at 7 o'clock and participants will then walk in silence to the State Street bridge where 23-year-old Charlie Howard was thrown into the Kenduskeag Stream by a group of teenagers. Folks who can't attend the event can watch it live on Facebook.
An Orono man has been arrested after he was seen walking around the Mill Street area on Sunday carrying a handgun. Police say Cody Ouellette was yelling obscenities while on the phone, before getting into a verbal argument with a man who tried to get him to calm down. Ouellette is charged with terrorizing.
A virtual meeting tonight will give MDI residents a chance to learn more about the local police force's policies, including use of force and community programming. The meeting on Zoom will be led by both the Bar Harbor and Mt Desert Police Departments. Find more information about joining the meeting on the city of Bar Harbor's website.
The Ten Bucks Theatre Company isn't letting the pandemic totally ruin their 20th anniversary season. The actors are currently in rehearsal for Shakespeare's 'Taming of the Shrew,' which will be performed at outdoor venues in Brewer, Old Town, and Prospect later this month. Find the dates and information about staying safe at the events on the Ten Bucks Theatre Company's website.
The American Association of Retired Persons Maine is seeking nominations for its 2020 Andrus Award for Community Service. Nominees must be at least 50 years old, and have worked on a volunteer basis to help further the mission of the organization, serving Maine's senior citizens.