Bangor, Maine News Update: March 3, 2021
The Maine CDC reports 186 new cases of COVID-19 and no new deaths. 35 Hannaford pharmacies will start administering COVID vaccines later this week, including stores in Ellsworth, Old Town, Lincoln, and Waterville.
A 3-year investigation resulted in the arrest, this week, of a Rumford attorney. Seth Carey was arrested in Orlando, Florida this week on multiple charges, including gross sexual assault and aggravated attempted sex trafficking. An arrest warrant was issued on Monday based on allegations from a Maine woman of his alleged misconduct.
Bangor Police are warning of a phone scam in which the callers claim to be members of a local police department, with one recent caller claiming to be Bangor PD's Sergeant Wade Betters. Police say law enforcement will never call residents and demand money to avoid arrest, or as a fine for a missed court date.
4 people and 2 cats escaped injury on Tuesday when the roof of a roughly 100-year-old building partially caved in. Milo Police say the woman who was renovating the former Masonic building, along with her boyfriend and two children, were in a different part of the building at the time of the collapse. The family had been living in the home that will now have to be demolished.
University of Maine students have the opportunity, through the Innovate Maine program, to get hands-on experience in a variety of fields, with a program that pairs them with local businesses. The students benefit from the experience, get paid for their efforts, and make connections in their chosen field.
The Bangor Public Library is collecting residents' stories about their pandemic experiences. Community members can submit photos, stories, poems, and artwork that will be displayed online.
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