Bangor, Maine News Update: November 30, 2020
The Maine CDC reports 220 new cases of COVID-19 statewide, and 130 more people who have recovered. Bangor school officials are reporting cases of the virus in five different schools, including the high school, Cohen school, Mary Snow school, Fruit Street, and Downeast school. Due to the number of people affected, the high school and Cohen school have moved to remote learning.
The Coast Guard says an investigation into what caused a fishing boat carrying four Maine fisherman to sink off Cape Cod will likely take weeks to months. The boat sank off Provincetown, Massachusetts a week ago, while it was on its way to Gloucester, Massachusetts. A search was launched but the ship and crew were never found.
Maine will get a new Secretary of State on Wednesday. Matthew Dunlap will wrap up his tenure in the position this week, after a successful run that included explaining how to use the ranked choice voting system to residents, and a complicated election during a pandemic. Dunlap also served on the voter fraud commission.
More endangered salmon appear to have returned to the Penobscot River. An unofficial count of salmon at the Milford Dam found 1,603 of the fish, which appears to be an increase of over 400 since last year. Atlantic salmon only return to a handful of rivers in the U.S. and they’re all in Maine.
Kids can schedule a call from Santa, including a possible video call, to tell him what they want for Christmas, with the proceeds from the call to benefit Shriner’s Hospitals. Reserve a time at Santa calls 207 dot com. Find more information on the Anah Shrine of Bangor Facebook page.
Christmas trees and wreaths will be on sale this weekend, with proceeds to benefit Orrington boy scouts. Free local delivery is available from the locally sourced trees and wreaths that can be found Saturday and Sunday at the Wiswell Farm, 109 River Road in Orrington.