Bangor, Maine News Update: October 7, 2021
Northern Light Health is opening a clinic today to provide the Pfizer booster shot to eligible residents. The clinic will operate on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 to 4 at the Northern Light facility on Union Street in Bangor.
A Maine lobster company is recalling more than 5,000 pounds of frozen cooked lobster meat that could be contaminated with bacteria. Greenhead Lobster Products has issued the recall of products that were distributed to Maine and New Hampshire nationwide.
The amount of money spent on lobbying for and against the Clean Energy Corridor has topped $60 million, according to the Associated Press, making it the most expensive referendum campaign in Maine history. Supporters say the transmission line would benefit the region with renewable energy and stabilized rates, while critics say the environmental benefits have been overstated and that it would permanently alter the landscape. Residents will vote on the referendum question in November.
Three local organizations have benefitted from a Maine philanthropic foundation for their work helping others during the pandemic. The Witham Family Charitable Trust made three $100,000 donations, to: Open Table MDI in Bar Harbor; the Bar Harbor Food Pantry; and H.O.M.E. in Orland.
The Penobscot County Sheriff’s Department has canceled this week’s Faith and Blue food drives in Brewer and Hermon. Holden Police will be holding a similar event on Friday from Noon to 6pm, collecting non-perishable food items and recyclables. The first 50 people who donate will get a goodie bag from the police department and everyone can enter to win a gift card from a local business.
The Maine State Police unveiled their pink-themed cruisers this week, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and their 2021 Pink Patch program. Residents can support the initiative by purchasing pink patches for $10 each, with 100% of the proceeds to benefit Cary Medical Center in Caribou and Sarah’s House in Holden.