Bangor, Maine News Update: March 30, 2021
The Maine CDC reports 190 new cases of COVID-19 statewide. Republican leaders want to curb the governor's office from exercising the broad emergency powers that Governor Janet Mills has displayed during the pandemic, claiming the emergency declaration has gone on for too long.
A Trenton woman is one of three people facing charges in connection with an investigation into the importation of cocaine, fentanyl, and methamphetamine from Massachusetts to Maine. Shelby Kleffman, as well as Armani Minier-Tejada of Massachusetts were taken into custody, while Miguel Minier remains at large.
Hancock County now has a mass vaccination clinic, located in Ellsworth, in the former Family Dollar Building on High Street. The Northern Light Maine Coast and Blue Hill Vaccination Clinic will be open on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, by appointment. Get signed up on the Northern Light Health website.
Three University of Maine ensembles will perform virtual concerts, in an adaptation of a tour that normally visited public schools. The University Singers will perform live at 8:15 and 8:45 on Wednesday morning, while the Symphonic Band and Jazz Ensemble will perform on the subsequent Wednesdays. The public can watch for free on the UMaine School of Performing Arts YouTube channel.
The Orono Fire Department put a tip from a little girl to good use. The girl gave a firefighters a $1 tip, when the department responded to an alarm at her home. The firefighter tried to tell her they couldn't accept it but, when she insisted, decided to put it to good use. He donated the $1 to the Circle K's Masks for Schools fund, where it will provide 5 face covering to local students.
This Wednesday, Downtown Bangor will be home to the Transgender Day of Visibility Gathering and Lantern Parade. A crafting event will kick off the evening, when participants can learn to make a lantern from a 2 liter bottle, which they will then carry in the 6:30 PM parade.
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