Bangor, Maine News Update: June 3, 2021
The Maine CDC reports 63 new cases of COVID-19 statewide, and two more people who have died. Health officials are deciding how best to incentivize Maine residents who have not yet received the COVID-19 vaccine. The latest plans include having pediatricians talk to parents about the safety of the vaccine, and to start a radio campaign aimed at people between the ages of 20 and 40.
Lisbon’s Fire Chief says a local man was saved by his lifejacket and his cellphone. The man was being swept down the Androscoggin River after his boat capsized Tuesday evening and dialed 911 as the life jacket kept him afloat. The call helped rescuers locate him quickly before hypothermia set in.
Drivers are encouraged to be extra attentive when driving, especially at dusk and dawn, when deer and moose are likely to be crossing the road. Moose pose an extra challenge because they’re often so tall that their eyes won’t be reflected in a vehicle’s headlights. Both moose and deer tend to travel in groups, so motorists are reminded that, if they see one, it’s likely there will be more following behind.
The Canadian province of New Brunswick plans to reopen its border with Maine on July 1st, as long as 75% of their residents, age 12 and older, have received their first dose of a vaccine. Maine has more than 600 miles of border with New Brunswick and Canada.
A ride on the Belfast and Moosehead Lake Railroad later this month will include a train robbery, with the bad guys collecting trinkets handed out before the ride, and actual donations that will be given to the Travis Mills Foundation. The train will depart from the Unity Depot on Saturday, June 26th. Find more information about getting tickets on the Great Train Robbery Facebook event page.
This Friday morning, veterans are invited to the Maine Veterans Project offices in Bangor for help creating or polishing up a resume and tips on how to be successful in a job interview. The event will be held from 9 to noon Friday at 207 Parkview Avenue in Bangor. More information can be found on the organization's Facebook page.
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