Bangor, Maine News Update: September 15, 2020
The Maine CDC reports 40 new cases of COVID-19 statewide, 11 more people who have recovered and no new deaths. Officials report a total of 5 deaths, so far, connected to a wedding in Millinocket, including 4 at the Maplecrest Rehabilitation and Living Center in Madison, where a staff member contracted the virus through a family member who attended the wedding.
Two drivers suffered broken bones when a dump truck, driven by Michael Fraser of Holden crossed into the opposite lane and hit an SUV in Hancock on Monday. Fraser and SUV’s driver, Jason Farnsworth of Bucksport, were both taken to Maine Coast Hospital of Ellsworth. Investigators are now working to determine what caused the dump truck to leave its travel lane.
Northern Light Health in Brewer is notifying patients whose information may have been compromised in a data breach that was discovered in May. Hospital officials say no credit card or bank account information was accessed, but the breach may have revealed patients names, addresses, date of birth, gender, and the department at Northern Light where they received care. Find more information at Northern Light Health dot org.
Maine’s court season is underway, once again, after shutting down in March due to the pandemic. The first trial in Penobscot County is for a man accused of a Cherryfield murder in 2017, and Kennebec County Courts have done jury selection for two drunk-driving trials.
Maine’s Secretary of State is warning drivers to be careful about where they store their face coverings in their vehicles. Many people have been hanging them off their rearview mirrors but officials say it can impede your vision while driving, which can result in a minimum fine of 325 dollars. In a Facebook post, the Secretary of State’s Office says it’s the one place your mask won’t keep you safe.
Fall Foliage train rides are kicking off this weekend in Unity. The Belfast and Moosehead Lake Railroad is hosting the historic rides that will include reduced capacity to better enable social distancing. Find more information on the Belfast and Moosehead Lake Rail website.