Bangor, Maine News Update: June 17, 2021
The Maine CDC reports 56 new cases of COVID-19 statewide. 5 more people, diagnosed with the virus, have died. Two of the deceased were from Cumberland County, two were from Aroostook County, and 1 was from York County.
Maine State Police are investigating after a woman was found dead in a Standish home. 29-year-old Amanda Brown's body has been sent to the Chief Medical Examiner's Office for an autopsy. Cumberland County Sheriff's Deputies discovered the deceased woman when investigating a report of an assault.
Governor Janet Mills has announced a sweepstakes that will award someone $1 for every person vaccinated in Maine by July 4th, which is when the winner will be drawn. Every person who has received even their first COVID shot, and those who are vaccinated by July 4th, are eligible to win the Don’t Miss Your Shot Vaccinationland Sweepstakes.
The Maine Warden Service reminds residents that it’s not unusual, this time of year, to come across young animals that have been left alone by their mother. Most of the time, the mother will return after gathering food, so the best advice is to leave the animal where it is. If the animal appears to be in distress, people can call the local animal control officer or a Warden to check it out.
Maine Highway Safety officials say they’re seeing more instances of people ignoring the state’s Move Over law, putting lives of first responders in peril. The law states that, when passing an emergency or public service vehicle with their lights engaged, drivers need to slow down and move into the far lane, if at all possible.
An online auction next week will benefit Ronald McDonald House charities, which funds the facilities that provide a comfortable place for families to stay when they have children in the hospital. The Purses with Purpose auction will run from Monday to Thursday, and will include purses, jewelry, gift cards, and more.
Maine humorist Tim Sample will appear in concert next month, to kick off the Searsport 175th Birthday Celebration. The concert on July 2nd will be held in the Searsport Memorial Gymnasium, with the $20 ticket proceeds to support the celebration expenses. Find more information on the Facebook page for the Searsport 175th Birthday.