Bangor, Maine News Update: May 26, 2020
The Maine CDC says there have been no new deaths from COVID-19. The latest statistics report 2,074 cases of the virus in the state so far, which is an increase of 19 from the previous day. 27 more people have recovered, for a total of 1,290. Currently there are 784 active cases in the state.
Three men from the Bangor area are facing multiple charges after allegedly breaking into a camp on the Seboeis River. The camp's owner and caretaker held the men at gunpoint, while they waited for state troopers to arrive, after finding the men removing items from the camp.
Secretary of State Matt Dunlap is encouraging Maine residents to vote via absentee ballot for the July primary election, to limit the exposure that voters and polling workers have to the coronavirus. The state will hold in-person balloting on July 14th with social distancing and safety protocols in place. Voters can place their bids through the state's website or through their local town clerks.
Maine Maritime Academy has cancelled its summer training cruises, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, the academy staff is working on alternative plans for students who need the credits from the cruises to graduate. Plans are still in the works to reopen the campus in the fall, pending the development of the state health crisis.
Game Warden Kris McCabe, his wife, and their neighbors are being credited with saving the lives of a man and his two daughters, when the family's boat capsized on Parlin Pond on Sunday. The group took a boat out after hearing the 14-year-old daughter's cries for help, and she told them her father and sister were still in the water in a different location. The trio suffered mild hypothermia but are, otherwise, okay.
The town of Lamoine held a birthday celebration for a local woman who turned 100 years old on Friday. Family members, friends, the town's fire department, and others decorated their vehicles and held a drive-by for June Davis, to wish her well.