Bangor, Maine News Update: November 9, 2020
The Maine CDC is reporting 90 new cases of COVID-19 stateside and 29 new recoveries. Bangor High School has moved to remote learning for at least this week after one person tested positive for the virus. The building will undergo a deep cleaning before students will be allowed to return.
Seven Bar Harbor restaurants have closed temporarily because of possible COVID-19 exposure. Pat's Pizza, Leary's Landing, The Dog & Pony Tavern, Atlantic Brewing Co., Choco-Latte, Havana, and the Side Street Cafe have all halted operations, temporarily, out of an abundance of caution.
Downeast Transportation bus service is temporarily closed, after an employee tested positive for COVID-19. The commuter line that helps elderly and disabled residents do their shopping and get to their appointments will be shut down until November 16th. Company officials are working with the Maine CDC to track down any and all clients who may have had contact with the affected employee.
An Honor-Flight organization is looking for nominations of a service member from Maine to join them on a four-day trip to New York. The Purple Heart Mission trip will visit West Point, Washington's headquarters where the Purple Heart originated, and the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor. Nominations can be made through the Purple Heart Mission website.
The Maine Veterans Homes are selling their annual calendar, in time for holiday gift giving. The calendar features Veteran biographies from residents of all 6 Veterans Homes in the state. Calendars can be ordered through the Maine Veterans Homes website.
Acadia Towing in Bar Harbor is collecting toys, which will be donated to Toys for Tots and the Salvation Army. The toys can be dropped off at Acadia Towing or folks can call to have them picked up.