Bangor, Maine News Update: June 23, 2020
The Maine CDC reports 14 new cases of COVID-19 in the state and 15 more people who have recovered. Health officials are investigating an outbreak involving 9 cases of COVID-19 in Houlton, including several Houlton ambulance Service employees who transported a non-symptomatic patient to EMMC in Bangor. Anyone who has had contact with a member of the Houlton Ambulance staff in the past two weeks is urged to call Houlton Regional Hospital and schedule a test.
The Mills Administration is postponing the reopening of indoor service at bars, to an undetermined later date. The service was supposed to reopened on July 1st, but Governor Mills says other states that have opened bars at this point in the pandemic have experienced spikes in cases. Bars are still allowed to offer service in outdoor settings.
Flags are flying at half staff in honor of former Speaker of the House, John Richardson, who passed away last week at the age of 62. Richardson's family plans a public ceremony Wednesday morning in Augusta. Flags will remain at half-staff through sunset Thursday.
Anyone interested in learning more about the Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Police Departments is invited to attend an online information meeting on Tuesday, July 7th. Topics will include policy, training, use of force, and community programs. Detailed information about the meetings will be posted on the departments’ Facebook pages.
Nicky’s Cruise-in Diner in Bangor will close its doors, after 32 years in business. The owners of the Union Street eatery said their last day will be June 30th. In the past, Nicky’s has hosted car and motorcycle cruise-ins every week in the summer, and has been famous for their seafood and all-day breakfast menu.
The owner of the Piscataquis County Ice Arena once thought it would be fun to turn the parking lot into a drive-in movie theater. And now, thanks to the pandemic, that’s exactly what he’s doing with the Dover-Foxcroft facility. A variety of family-friendly movies will be shown throughout the summer, with residents able to hear it through their radios.