Bangor, Maine News Update: June 8, 2021
The Maine CDC reports 30 new cases of COVID-19 statewide, which is the lowest single-day total since last fall. So far, approximately 54% of the state’s population is fully vaccinated.
An Old Town woman is charged with manslaughter for the death of her daughter. 28-year-old Hillary Goding called 911 on Friday night, saying her 3-year-old daughter was unresponsive and not breathing. The child was taken to the hospital, where she died on Sunday.
The search continues today for two swimmers in Messalonskee Lake, who are presumed to have drowned. 21-year-old Brandon Breton of Vassalboro and 19-year-old Joseph Mayo of Rome were swimming with friends off a pontoon boat, when a wind gust blew the boat away from them. Two of the young men were able to make it to the boat, but Mayo and Breton went under and never resurfaced.
A 6-year-old Livermore Falls boy wasn’t hurt when he crashed his babysitter’s SUV Sunday night. WGME-TV reports the babysitter put the boy to bed at around 8:00, but he took her keys when she went to sleep, and took her vehicle for a ride, until he got it stuck between a building and a telephone pole when he tried to make a u-turn. Police say the sitter won’t face any charges.
Wildlife officials are cautioning residents that the dry weather could keep bears wandering into their yards into the summer months. Usually, this time of year, bears are feasting on natural food sources, but the dry weather could cause a shortage of things like berries and beechnuts. Mainers are encouraged to keep their grills clean, store trash in tightly covered cans, and avoid leaving pet and livestock food outside.
People interested in getting a great deal on a bike will want to be in Bangor this Saturday for the annual Police Department bike auction. This year, there are over 150 bikes up for bid, and various bike parts that will also be auctioned off, with all the proceeds to go to the Bangor Police Department community service fund. The preview starts at 9am and the auction begins at 10 at the Bangor Parks and Rec Department, 647 Main Street in Bangor.
A yard sale this Saturday in Milford will help children in need go to preschool. The Wicked Big Yard Sale will be held Saturday, from 9 to 3, at the Green House Village Preschool, 78 Main Road in Milford. Find more information on the Facebook event page for the 2021 Wicked Big Yard Sale.
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