Bangor, Maine News Update: November 3, 2020
It’s election day and many Mainers who have not yet voted by absentee ballot will be heading to the polls. Residents are asked to wear face coverings and maintain social distancing while casting their votes. Secretary of State Matt Dunlap says results will likely take several days, with a combination of absentee ballots and ranked choice voting.
Richmond Police found a man and woman dead inside a Main Street apartment on Monday, while conducting a welfare check. State Police are now investigating the circumstances behind the deaths, but say there's no ongoing threat to the public. The names of the deceased have not been released.
The Penobscot County Sheriff's Department is asking for the public's help locating a man who's been missing for two weeks. 30-year-old Joseph Gilley was last seen on October 21st in the Enfield area. Anyone who's talked to Gilley in the past two weeks or has information about his whereabouts is asked to call the sheriff's office.
Frank's Bakery and Custom Catering is the latest business to close its doors due to a positive COVID-19 test. The owners say one of their employees tested positive after coming into contact with an infected person outside of work. They hope to open soon, but may stay closed for the rest of the week.
A write-in hopeful for the Brewer School Board isn’t qualified to run, according to City Clerk Vincent Migliore, who told WVII-TV that Matthew Damon never filled out the required paperwork. Any votes already cast for Damon will not be counted.
Maine Tourism and Angler’s restaurant are teaming up to fight hunger in the Hampden community. A food drive will run from November 5th to the 22nd, with donations being taken at the seafood restaurant, as well as at the north and southbound visitor information centers on I-95. Canned goods and non-perishable food items will be accepted.
A towing company in Hermon is doing its part to help toys for Tots collect donations, in the wake of several canceled toy rides. Bouchard and Sons towing is holding a ‘Tows for Tots’ fundraiser, donating 10 percent of all tows in the month of November and offering free oil changes to anyone who brings in a toy. The local Napa and Advance Auto Parts stores are helping with the oil changes.
The new gym and fitness center being built at John Bapst Memorial High School will have a special feature when it’s completed. Contractor Nickerson and O’Day have placed the building’s top beam in the auditorium, where current students and staff members are signing it, before it’s put into place, so they can permanently be a part of the first new addition to the school in 92 years.