Bangor, Maine News Update: March 10, 2021
The Maine CDC reports 139 new cases of COVID-19 statewide, and 17 more people who have died. Dr. Nirav Shah says the deaths date back as far as November, and are only being reported now after a review of death certificates.
An armed standoff with police, that involved the suspect taking several people hostage, has ended with the hostages safe and the suspect fatally shot by law enforcement. Police say the suspect, Donald White, broke into a Livermore Falls home just before dawn on Monday morning and held the hostages for hours. The bomb squad remained on the scene, to clear multiple explosive devices, even after the standoff was over.
The Maine Department of Health and Human Services announced on Tuesday that it's working with ModivCare to provide free rides to vaccine appointments for residents who need them. Commissioner Jeanne Lambrew says residents who need a ride must have a vaccination appointment and request the ride at least 48 hours in advance.
A month-long even that aims to provide 160,000 healthy meals to Hancock County residents in need kicks off on April 1st. Many of the fundraisers will be held virtually for the 10th Annual Hancock County Food Drive, including concerts and artisan workshops, as well as outdoor fun runs.
8 teams in Maine will receive $25,000 grants to improve challenges in their area. One team in the Greater Bangor area will work to make employment for low-income residents more accessible, while a team in the Katahdin region will work to employ younger residents. See how all the winners plan to use their funds on the Boston Fed website.
Camp Capella in Dedham will offer a day camp program this summer, with two weekly options for each age group. The camp has coordinated with Cyr Bus Lines to offer transportation to camp from Brewer Walmart, and the camp will operate with strict COVID-19 guidelines, including mask wearing and social distancing.
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