Bangor, Maine News Update: November 10, 2020
The Maine CDC is reporting 204 new cases of COVID-19 statewide and 85 more people who have recovered. Dr. Nirav Shah, on Monday, addressed Pfizer's vaccine, that the company says is 90% effective. He says this vaccine would be best for healthcare workers, as it will be sent in small batches and requires cold storage. Another vaccine, also in development, would likely be a better fit for the general public.
Health officials in Maine say, despite the large uptick in COVID-19 cases in the state, we're not headed for another shutdown, yet. Governor Mills recently strengthened some restrictions, as well as the mask mandate, which officials hope will be enough to keep residents safe.
Applications are being accepted for the position of Deputy Game Warden. This position runs from May to August and involves a variety of Warden duties, all under the supervision of Warden Service personnel.
According to notices posted in Bangor, City Officials have given campers along the Kenduskeag Stream until tonight to clean out their campsites. Homeless campers will be given information about possible places to get help and find an indoor place to stay, before temperatures drop to dangerous levels.
Military Veterans and Gold Star families now have free lifetime entry into all national parks, including Acadia National Park. A Gold Star family is one who has lost a loved one in combat.
Several businesses are working together to collect winter coats for those in need. Gently worn coats of any size can be dropped off at any Gold Star location, where they will be cleaned, and then distributed through Penquis. Gold Star has locations in Bangor, Brewer, Lincoln, Old Town, and Orono.
Camp Capella in Dedham is getting ready for a virtual auction, to help replace lost revenue after a mostly canceled season. The auction is in December but, right now, organizers are asking for tax-deductible donations from local businesses, to be put up for bid.