Bangor, Maine News Update: June 19, 2020
The Maine CDC reports 42 new cases of COVID-19 in the state and 25 more people who have recovered. There are currently 476 active cases in the state. Health officials say, even though the numbers are going down, it's still important to wear face coverings and practice social distancing.
Holden Police are encouraging residents to take safety measures against break-ins after two teenagers likely scared away a burglar. The girls arrived at a Bagaduce Road home to mow the lawn when they noticed a man in a black hoodie standing in the front doorway. So far, the suspect, who ran out a back door, hasn’t been located.
Fire officials are expecting a lot of people to hold private fireworks shows for the 4th of July, since most municipalities have canceled the public displays. They remind residents to follow the town’s rules on when they can use fireworks, ensure those in attendance practice social distancing, and set up in an area separate from other people, to avoid injury.
Starting Tuesday, Healthy Acadia is inviting teenagers to take part in a virtual program to learn the dangers of tobacco use and how to inform others. Each lesson will focus on a different topic, and will run from three to four o’clock. To sign up, contact Healthy Acadia.
Mainers who have been financially affected by the pandemic are encouraged to apply for heating assistance from Home Energy Assistance. Although most people don’t think about filling their oil tanks in summer, the agency has received federal funds to do just that, so Mainers should apply in the next couple of weeks. Find more information about applying, contact your local community action program.
A young Brewer girl has been recognized by the city and given a medal by the Brewer Police for selling lemonade. Althea Nash raised nearly 12 hundred dollars with her lemonade stand on Holyoke Street. She plans to give the proceeds to a friend battling stage 3 cancer.