Bangor, Maine News Update: May 20, 2021
The Maine CDC reports 206 new cases of COVID-19, statewide. Two more people, diagnosed with the virus have died. One of the deceased was from Waldo County and the other lived in York County.
An apartment house fire on Charles Street in Bangor has displaced six tenants. No one was hurt and three cats were rescued from the building just after 1:00 Thursday morning. No one was hurt in the blaze.
Bangor Police are cautioning area residents of a trend in catalytic converter thefts, due to a valuable metal they contain. Officials told WABI-TV the thefts usually happen at night. People can make it tougher on the bad guys by parking in a way that would make it difficult to get under the vehicle and marking the converter to make it easy to identify.
A judge has ruled that a Maine woman charged with threatening Senator Susan Collins in voicemails is not competent to stand trial. Katrina Preble is charged with two counts of making interstate threats because the server that stores the emails is not in Maine. The judge ordered her to return to a Texas facility that can restore her to competency.
Anyone who ate at Morse’s Sauerkraut over the last few weeks should be watching for signs of illness. The Maine CDC says an employee who handled food between April 1st to May 13th has been diagnosed with an E.Coli infection. People who bought deli meat during that time should watch for symptoms like severe stomach cramps, diarrhea, and vomiting.
Today is opening day for the Bucksport Bay Farmer’s Market, which will offer everything from fresh fruits and vegetables, to meat, soap, honey, and a variety of locally sourced products. The market will be open every Thursday from noon to 3 in the parking lot next to the Bucksport Post Office. Find more information on the Facebook page for the Bucksport Bay Farmers Market.
Bargain Hunters will want to head to Frosty’s Learning Academy in Hampden on Saturday for a yard sale and silent auction. The child care center is holding the fundraiser to help them build a new playground for the kids. The yard sale will run from 8 to 2 on Saturday at 1 Main Road North in Hampden.
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