Bangor, Maine News Update: September 28, 2020
The Maine CDC reports 33 new cases of COVID-19 statewide and 29 more people who have recovered. The Department of Education has changed another county's color code classification to yellow, indicating a hybrid learning model. York and Oxford county's now have yellow color codes, while the rest of the state remains green.
The Millinocket Town Council has voted to fire Town Manager John Davis, after he dismissed multiple complaints against the Chief of Police, including accusations of workplace and sexual harassment. Now, WABI-TV reports Davis and Police Chief Craig Worster are planning to file a lawsuit against members of the council, the deputy chief, and the town itself.
Dover-Foxcroft's Police Chief, Ryan Reardon is denying the accusations that prompted his arrest last week. Reardon is charged with aggravated assault and criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon, over an alleged incident with a woman with whom he was involved. His bail was set at $5,000.
Two students are suing the University of Maine system for a refund of part of their last semester tuition. According to the BDN, Hunter Stewart and Nehemiah Brown say the university failed to provide the services they paid for when the campus was closed, and students forced to switch to remote learning. In the lawsuit, they're asking for all students to receive a prorated refund of the tuition they paid for last semester.
An organization that encourages children to get outside in cold weather is continuing, but has had to make some modifications during the pandemic. WinterKids is using an app to make their programs more accessible to parents, who are helping with distance learning. Find more information on the WinterKids website.
Brewer restaurant, Humble, has been closed recently, as the owners are spending their time transporting their teenage daughter back and forth to Boston for cancer treatments. The combination of the loss of restaurant income and the cost of all that travel has made things difficult for Isabella Black's family. Folks interested in helping out can contribute on the Zable's Story GoFundMe page.