Bangor, Maine News Update: June 1, 2021
The Maine CDC reports 42 new cases of COVID-19 statewide, which is the lowest single-day increase since last October. There have been no additional deaths. So far, 54% of Mainers have been fully vaccinated against the virus.
Police are investigating after a man was beaten and robbed when he stopped to help another motorist. Officials say the man was flagged down by a woman standing next to an SUV, but when he stopped, two or three men got out of the SUV, assaulted and robbed him. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Sagadahoc County Sheriff’s Office.
As vacation season gets underway, forest rangers are urging residents to practice fire safety and avoid accidentally starting wildfires. People should fully extinguish campfires and properly dispose of smoking materials. In addition, officials remind residents that they must have a burn permit, before doing any open burning.
The Maine CDC has received almost $2 million to support cancer prevention programs around the state. The money from the U.S Department of Health and Human Services will help health officials with more cancer surveillance, increase access to cancer screening, and improve outcomes for patients. Maine has a higher cancer death rate then the U.S., as a whole.
Registration is open for the Down East AIDS Walk, that will begin at 1:30 Saturday afternoon. Participants can join the walk, that will begin at Knowlton Community Park in Ellsworth or walk on their own and post a picture on social media, with #DownEastAIDSWalk21
A walking tour this Saturday will revel some of the lesser-known facts of Bangor’s famous, and infamous, former residents. Saturday evening, from 6 to 7:30, the Bangor Historical Society will lead a guided tour around Mount Home Cemetery, telling stories about some of the most well-known people who were laid to rest there.