Bangor, Maine News Update: September 14, 2020
The Maine CDC reports 29 new cases of COVID-19 statewide, and 15 more people who have recovered. Another person diagnosed with the virus has died, a woman in her 80's from Somerset County .There are 501 active cases in the state.
A man accused of robbing the Hogan Road branch of Bangor Savings Bank was already on federal probation for robbing the Broadway branch in 2011. Donald Turner of Old Town was sentenced to 8 years in prison for that robbery.
Game Wardens and the Androscoggin County Sheriff's Office are asking for the public's help catching the people responsible for driving into cornfields on the Barker Farm in Leeds. Officials say acres of corn were destroyed. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Maine Warden Service.
Saint Joseph's College in Standish has gone to all-remote learning after 9 people on campus tested positive for COVID-19. College officials say the outbreak is not widespread, and most of the affected are from a single residence hall. For the next two weeks, students are required to stay in their rooms as much as possible and the campus is effectively closed to visitors.
The dry conditions in Maine have been good news for anyone spending time outside as it's led to a dramatic drop in mosquitoes and ticks. Health experts say, as of September 7th, the number of cases of Lyme disease was well below last year's totals, and the same goes for mosquitoes. The state has also seen a significant drop in the number of cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis.
Registration is still open for the Bangor Humane Society fundraiser, Paws on Parade, coming up on Thursday. It's a virtual event this year, with an added opportunity to donate without taking part. Find more information on the Paws on Parade Facebook page.