Bangor, Maine News Update: October 13, 2020
The Maine CDC reports 29 more cases of COVID-19 statewide and 47 more people who have recovered. The University of Maine system is reporting 8 active cases of the virus, including 3 in Augusta, 4 in Orono, and 1 at U-Maine Farmington.
A man suspected of putting razor blades in pizza dough at Hannaford in Saco was arrested over the weekend in New Hampshire. Saco Police say Nicholas Mitchell is a former employee of the It'll Be Pizza company that manufactures the Portland Pie Dough in which the razors were placed.
The Maine company that makes specialized swabs for coronavirus testing is ready to open a third manufacturing plant. Guilford-based Puritan already expanded its production by opening one factory in Pittsfield, and has now taken over the former San Antonio Shoemaker factory, also in Pittsfield, as a third location. The project, that's funded by a CARES Act grant, will produce 50 million swabs per month.
Brewer city officials say a mixup that resulted in some voters receiving a ballot for the wrong district was limited to fewer than 100 ballots. The ballots were part of a mailing of more than 2,000, which city officials called unprecedented. The error has a bearing on only one race, for Maine State Representative.
A Waterville baseball field recognized Indigenous People's Day by unveiling a monument dedicated to the first Native American to play major league baseball. Louis Sockalexis was a member of the Penobscot Nation who played for the Cleveland Spiders, which later became the Cleveland Indians.
A Halloween experience in Dexter, beginning on Saturday, will feature scenes from several favorite Stephen King movies, using live actors. The Stephen King Walkthrough will include scenes from 'Pet Cemetery,' 'Misery,' 'Carrie,' and 'IT,' along with pre-bagged candy and cider.