Bangor, Maine News Update: June 4, 2021
The Maine CDC reports 107 new cases of COVID-19, statewide. 10 more people, diagnosed with the virus, have died, including the state's first resident in their 20's. The total represents people who died over the past month, after a review of death certificates.
A Brewer man is charged with manslaughter for the death of his infant son. Police say 36-year-old Ronald Harding called 911 on Monday to report that his 6-week-old son was unresponsive. The child was taken to a local hospital, where he died a day later. An autopsy revealed that the infant died of 'inflicted injuries.' Maine State Police arrested Harding at the Brewer Police station.
Maine has a new Chief Justice for the Supreme Court. Veteran District Court Judge Valerie Stanfill got unanimous support from the 34 Senators who were present for the vote. Stanfill has served as a Maine Superior Court judge since last year and served as a judge on the Maine District Court bench for 13 years prior to that.
The Hannaford store in Hampden has issued a recall of some of their deli salads which may contain plastic, after a sign holder was damaged in the case where they were displayed. The recall affects the Red Bliss potato salad, General Tso’s salad, Jalapeno cheddar salad, and Korean noodle salad purchased between May 30th and June 2nd. Anyone with those salads, purchased in that time frame, should return it to the Hampden store for a complete refund.
Job seekers interested in law enforcement are invited to attend a job fair to join the ranks of the Knox County Sheriff’s Office, which currently has openings for Corrections Officers and Patrol Deputies. The job fair will run from 10 to 1 on Saturday at the Knox County Correctional Center in Rockland.
The City of Bangor is celebrating Pride month by, once again, painting the crosswalk on State Street, over the Kenduskeag Stream, in rainbow colors. The rainbow crosswalk was first painted in 2016, and is a reminder of Charlie Howard who was thrown off the bridge, to his death, in 1984. Rainbow colors can be found all over the downtown area and Bangor city officials say should be in place throughout the summer.
A yard sale in Winthrop this weekend will benefit a shelter for homeless cats. From 8 to 1 Saturday, PALS will hold a yard sale, bake sale, and a book sale. Find more information about the benefit, and the shelter on the PALS no-kill cat shelter Facebook page.