Bangor, Maine News Update: June 7, 2021
The Maine CDC reports 80 new cases of COVID-19 statewide. Maine’s mobile coronavirus vaccination unit will wrap up in two weeks. The unit that’s been delivering vaccines to rural areas will make its last swing through Southern Maine over the next couple of weeks, ending up in Old Orchard Beach on the 18th.
A Tractor trailer rollover on I95 in Carmel this morning will reduce northbound traffic to one lane, from 8:00 this morning until mid-afternoon. Police say the driver, Donald LeBlanc of Nova Scotia, fell asleep at the wheel, causing his rig to leave the roadway and hit the ledge, before rolling onto its side in the ditch. LeBlanc and his passenger sustained non-life-threatening injuries.
The expected heat and humidity today has many schools changing their usual schedule. Some schools, like those in Bangor, have opted to go to a remote learning day today, while others, like Brewer, are only attending for a half-day. The lack of air-conditioning in the classrooms and the fact that the children have to wear masks has caused concern for the safety and comfort of the students.
The old mill site in Millinocket will be undergoing some big changes, as it is converted into a sustainable data center. Nautilus Data Technologies, out of California, plans to break ground on the $300 million dollar project. The new facility will be environmentally friendly, and will be the greenest data center in the world.
St Joseph’s Healthcare will hold a careers and coffee event at Broadway Park in Bangor on Wednesday. They currently have openings for clinical and non-clinical positions, and are especially interested in talking to OR RN’s, ED RN’s, or staff RN’s. Interested job seekers can RSVP online.
LifeFlight of Maine is teaming up with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive this Wednesday. The crews of the helicopter emergency ambulance service understand all too well the importance of maintaining an adequate supply of life-saving blood. Make an appointment now on the Red Cross website to donate between 1 and 6 Wednesday afternoon at the Anah Shrine building in Bangor. No walk-up donations are allowed, because of COVID guidelines.