Bangor, Maine News Update: October 12, 2020
The Maine CDC reports 31 new cases of COVID-19 statewide and 19 more people who have recovered. There are currently 610 active cases in the state.
Dover-Foxcroft's Police Chief has resigned amid charges of aggravated assault and criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon. Ryan Reardon has denied the allegations made by a woman with whom he had once had an affair. His bail conditions prohibiting him from possessing a weapon and having contact with the victim.
Drivers are cautioned to be on the lookout for motorcycles, after two fatal accidents on Saturday. In both Corinna and Wayne, motorcyclists were killed when vehicles pulled into their path of travel. The vehicles' occupants suffered minor injuries.
Maine's island communities will, once again, be served by the Maine Seacoast Mission's ship, which provides telemedicine, meals, coffee, and fellowship. The Sunbeam just underwent a $1.5 million overhaul, which was completed just in time to deliver flu shots.
The Hancock County SPCA has reopened, after the pandemic forced its closure 7 months ago, but the adoption process has changed. People interested in adopting will need to be pre-approved before setting up an appointment to meet up to three animals. Find more information on the Hancock County SPCA website.
The Holden Police Department wants its youngest residents to enjoy Halloween, so they've found a unique way to celebrate. Police Officers will personally deliver candy to the homes of any kids whose parents have requested it. Parents just need to call the Holden Police Department to get on the list.
A Little Cranberry Island resident unwittingly carried on a family tradition when she gave birth to her baby daughter two weeks ago, the first baby born on the island in over 90 years. Erin Fernald Gray had a contingency plan to go to an MDI hospital, but she didn't need it as the home birth when smoothly. After her daughter was born, Gray learned that the last baby to be born on Little Cranberry Island was her own grandfather, Warren Fernald, in 1927.