Bangor, Maine News Update: March 17, 2021
The Maine CDC reports 189 new cases of COVID-19 statewide. A new community vaccine hotline is giving help to residents who are facing challenges registering for an appointment online. The hotline number is 1-888-445-4111.
Ellsworth Police are investigating what they're calling a suspicious death. Officers were called to a home on Bayside Road Tuesday morning for a well-being check and found the body of a 64-year-old woman. Officials say the woman lived with her husband, who police have not been able to locate.
The City Council vote this week was 6 to 1 against allowing Ellsworth to become a 2nd Amendment Sanctuary city. 2nd Amendment sanctuaries are locations that adopt regulations that would slow or prevent the enforcement of gun control laws. Councilors say the proposal could be considered again, at a later date.
Several trails at Acadia National Park are closed due to Peregrine Falcon nesting territories. The Jordan Cliffs Trail, Precipice Trail, and a portion of the Orange and Black path will be closed until further notice.
The Penobscot Energy Recovery Company in Orrington will shut down for most of April, as it undergoes maintenance on the plant's power line and turbine. The facility that's been processing most of the Bangor area's trash since the Coastal Resources of Maine plant in Hampden closed has been planning the shutdown for months. Some of April's waste will be stored at PERC, while the rest will be sent to the Juniper Ridge landfill in Old Town.
Pandemic restrictions are preventing one of the most popular Bangor destinations for St. Patrick's day from holding their usual holiday party. So, the owners of Geaghan's Pub have decided to close to the public for the day and, instead, feed the homeless. Staff members will deliver 50 or more corned beef and cabbage meals to the Bangor Area Homeless Shelter.
Some Theatre Company will perform the play, 'Clue,' in April. The audience will sit in their socially-distanced theatre in Bangor Mall to view the stage production that's based on the popular movie and board game, by the same name. Tickets can be purchased through Some Theatre Company's Facebook page.
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