Bangor, Maine News Update: September 18, 2020
The Maine CDC reports 21 new cases of COVID-19 statewide and 10 more people who have recovered. Governor Mills has signed a curtailment order to maintain budget stability, in the face of a budget shortfall. She's urging Congress to pass a relief bill that would offer aid to states.
Hampden Police have identified a person who's suspected of putting dog feces in residents' mailboxes. Officials have learned the person on a bicycle, also suspected of defacing Trump signs on people's lawns, is a minor. Police tell WVII-TV that no charges are expected.
The Maine Department of Education will debut a social emotional learning curriculum this fall, to help students deal with the emotional impacts of distance learning and being out of their academic and social circles. Find more information on the Maine DOE website.
Waterfront Concerts' Alex Gray plans to open a new entertainment and dining facility in Old Town, before the holidays. KANU will feature a high-end bar and restaurant, nightclub, entertainment venue, and a rooftop patio. Find more information about employment opportunities on the Facebook page for KANU.
The Challenger Learning Center is holding its e-waste event Saturday at the school on Venture Way in Bangor. Residents can drop off their electronic junk, like televisions, computers, laptops, cellphones, and more from 8 to noon. Anyone at high risk of COVID-19 infection can show up earlier for a drop-off from 7:45 to 8.
Dirigo Reads, a program that aims to provide a new book every month for 1st graders in Maine, is expanding, and is looking for sponsors to help fund the project. Last year, Dirigo Reads served 6 schools, even getting the books to the kids during the shutdown.This year, they're adding 20 more schools, statewide.Find more information on the Dirigo Reads website and Facebook page.