Bangor, Maine News Update: May 28, 2021
The Maine CDC reports 124 new cases of COVID-19 statewide, and no additional deaths. The total number of cases in the state now stands at 67,416, since the pandemic began. 825 people, diagnosed with the virus, have died.
Falmouth Police are asking for the public's help locating a local woman whose parents reported her missing on May 25th. The investigation into Christine Hammontree's disappearance turned up video of the 29-year-old at a McDonald's in New York City on May 24th. Police say she was seen getting into a vehicle with a group of unidentified people.
A second Mainer has been arrested in connection with the riot at the Capitol. 34-year-old Nicholas Hendrix of Gorham was charged after the FBI got a tip that he was showing video of the riot and telling people he had been pepper-sprayed. According to the AP, Hendrix told authorities that he followed a group of people who pushed their way into the Capitol and that he only stayed for a couple minutes, but allowed others to take video with his phone.
Job seekers are invited to a career fair today at Hollywood Casino Hotel and Raceway. Appointments are not necessary to get an interview between 1 and 4 this afternoon at the facility on Main Street in Bangor. Interested parties should enter through the hotel.
An organization in Bangor works to prevent suicide among veterans through social gatherings to help them connect with a community of friends, and through things like connecting veterans with potential employers. Maine Veterans Project Founder Doc Goodwin says it’s an important mission because not all casualties of war die in combat.
With a lot of boaters expected to take to the water this weekend, the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife has issued reminders about boating safety. Boaters should wear their life jackets, obey headway speed laws, and save the alcoholic beverages for enjoying after the ride.
Maine’s Credit Union League is celebrating National Hunger Awareness Month with a month-long fundraiser. Starting on Tuesday, they’ve set a goal to raise $100,000 in 30 days for local food pantries.