Bangor, Maine News Update: November 9, 2018
Police are urging pedestrians to wear light-colored, reflective clothing when walking at night after a man was killed in Caribou late Wednesday afternoon. Officials say the man was crossing Main Street just before 5:00 when he was struck by two vehicles. The man’s name has not been released.
The Maine Center for Disease Control has a new data tool that will track the number of tickborne illnesses in real time. The data dashboard will record the number of emergency room visits connected to Lyme Disease, Anaplasmosis, and Babesiosis. The state recommends using an EPA-approved repellent and protective clothing to avoid tick bites, and doing daily tick checks.
Bangor’s Veterans Day parade will step off at 10:15 Monday, from the Brewer Shopping Center. The route will then travel down Wilson Street, across the Joshua Chamberlain Bridge, and into Bangor, where it will proceed down Main Street to Exchange. Prior to the parade, a pancake breast will be served at Jeff’s Catering in Brewer from 7 until 10.
Veterans in the Ellsworth area are invited to a lunch on Monday, courtesy of Northern Light Health. From 11 to 1, veterans can dine for free at the Blue Hill and Ellsworth hospital cafeterias. The Ellsworth Elks will be serving up free meals to veterans all day Sunday at the club on High Street.
A Maine organization that works to honor soldiers each Christmas will now also recognize those buried overseas. Wreaths Across America announced yesterday that more than nine-thousand Maine-made wreaths will be place on service members’ headstones at Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, in France. In addition, ceremonial wreaths will be placed on each of the five D-Day invasion beaches.