Bangor, Maine News Update: September 17, 2020
The Maine CDC reports 23 new cases of COVID-19 statewide, and 27 more people who have recovered. Officials say one more person from the Maplecrest Rehabilitation and Living Center in Madison has passed away. The outbreak at Maplecrest is traced back to the wedding in Millinocket.
A Bangor man was taken into custody after a domestic disturbance Wednesday morning at a home on Westland Street in which a woman was stabbed. Bangor Police say the victim suffered very serious injuries. Jason McAuliffe faces multiple charges, including attempted murder.
Part of the Presumpscot River in Westbrook was blocked by a landslide yesterday morning, behind 155 Warren Street. The Westbrook Fire Department and Maine Emergency Management Agency are working on a plan to get the river reopened, but are challenged by the location of the landslide. The National Weather Service issued a flood warning for the area Wednesday afternoon.
People with unwanted pesticides can safely dispose of them next month, as part of hte obsolete pesticides collection program. Residents must pre-register for the collections being held in Bangor, Augusta, Presque Isle, and Portland.
Two separate lotteries will be held to allow people into the state's scallop fishing industry, for those who harvest by diving, and another for those who harvest with drag boats. The season takes place over the winter and the scallops are worth more than $10 per pound.
Bangor Savings Bank is helping cancer patients in Brewer feel more like themselves through a donation that will help them keep their hair during treatment. The foundation's $25,000 donation to Northern Light Cancer Care's Hair Preservation Campaign will provide cooling caps that help to reduce hair loss and ease some of the stress and anxiety of dealing with their illness.