Bangor, Maine News Update: March 16, 2021
The Maine CDC reports 174 new cases of COVID-19 and 1 additional death. A proposal from one outdoor attraction has been submitted to the governor, in hopes the plans fit with her new summer guidelines. Funtown Splashtown in Saco plans to open on Memorial Day, with some additional physical distancing guidelines and limited hours.
Residents can now check on when to expect their latest stimulus payment. The IRS has activated its Get My Payment tool, which will let people know when to expect their payment and how it will be distributed to them.
All Maine National Guard soldiers who were deployed to Washington D.C., after rioters stormed the Capitol building, have been returned home. The unit that returned home is from the 101st Air Refueling Wing, based in Bangor. Maine’s Adjutant General, Major General Douglas Farnham said he was grateful to the soldiers, their families, and employers.
Teens, parents, caregivers, and anyone who wants information about vaping is invited to take part in a virtual discussion tonight at 5:00. The programs, through Healthy Acadia, will be offered once a month all year. Find more information on the Healthy Acadia website.
Maine’s 201st birthday celebration is now underway, and the University of Maine is helping with the planned time capsule. U-Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center has presented the Bicentennial Commission with a 3D Printed Dirigo Star to be included in the project.
A new website lets Maine residents know where they can enjoy outdoor dining. Many restaurants set up tables outside, when the pandemic required them to allow for physical distancing. The website, that includes an interactive map of the state, can be found on the Maine Outdoor Dine website.
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