Bangor, Maine News Update: June 18, 2021
The Maine CDC reports 36 new cases of COVID-19 statewide. 1,498,723 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Maine, with 762,169 people fully vaccinated.
Maine State Police say a child in the town of Temple has died of an accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound. There were other family members in the home at the time the gun went off. Police have not released any names or the age of the child.
A 21-year-old man has been charged with two counts of murder for the deaths of a man and woman whose bodies were found inside a burning house on Hardscrabble Road in Limington Thursday morning. Matthew Cote was arrested later in the afternoon. The names of the deceased and how they died has not been released.
Tips from neighbors resulted in two Bangor residents being arrested for aggravated drug trafficking. Sarah Denbow and Craig Pelkey were taken into custody when a search of an apartment at the corner of Warren and Sanford Streets resulted in the seizure of nearly a pound-and-a-half of fentanyl. Denbow was out on bail for another drug trafficking charge in 2020.
The Ellsworth Library is inviting residents to enjoy their front lawn while using the internet. A ccording to WABI-TV, agrant from the Maine Community Foundation has helped them expand their wifi and they’ve purchased laptops, headsets, and portable chargers. Seating has been placed on the lawn so residents can use the computers while sitting outside.
The Bangor Historical Society will hold a walking tour of Bangor Saturday morning. The tour will leave the Thomas A. Hill House on Union Street at 10 and follow the path of the fire of 1911 that devastated most of downtown Bangor. Find more information on the Facebook page for the fire of 1911 Walking Tour.
As part of Pride Week in Bangor, people are invited to take part in a bar and caffeine crawl, starting on Sunday. Anyone who visits 5 participating locations next week and gets their cards stamped will be eligible for a Downtown Bangor prize package. Find more information on the Downtown Bangor Pride Caffeine and Bar Crawl Facebook page.