Bangor, Maine News Update: March 4, 2021
The Maine CDC reports 147 new cases of COVID-19 statewide and 2 more people, diagnosed with the virus, who have died. The Dover-Foxcroft area is getting a vaccination clinic later this week at the Piscataquis County Ice Arena. Northern Light Mayo and C.A. Dean Hospitals will be providing the medical services
Teachers and childcare workers in Maine are now eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine. Governor Mills announced on Wednesday that they would be vaccinated through the federal retail pharmacy program, at participating Walmart, Walgreens, and Hannaford stores. Residents 60 and over who already have an appointment at one of these locations will still be able to get their shot, as scheduled.
State Police are hoping to hear from anyone with information about a pedestrian-involved hit-and-run accident on Oak Hill Road in Swanville on February 25th. The victim, Jason Flagg, has had several surgeries and will have more to deal with injuries from the crash. Anyone with information can contact Trooper Luke Martin at the Augusta Police Barracks.
A hiker on Acadia National Park's Precipice Trail had to be rescued by Air National Guard helicopter on Wednesday, after getting stuck on an icy cliff. It was the Belfast man's first trip to the park and rangers say he was not prepared for the conditions. Park officials say all trails at Acadia are very icy, so visitors should be prepared with extra layers of clothing and traction control devices.
One of Maine's most popular product celebrations has been cancelled for the second year in a row. The Moxie Festival was supposed to be in its 26th year of honoring the soft drink in the town of Lisbon. Organizers say they look forward to the festival's return in 2022.
Residents of New Hampshire can enjoy some snowmobiling in Maine this weekend, without having to pay a fee, and Mainers can do the same in their state. The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife created the Free Snowmobile Weekend as a way to introduce more snow sledders to Maine's vast network of more than 14,000 miles of trails.
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