Bangor, Maine News Update: August 3, 2021


Maine Housing has expanded rent assistance requirements now that the moratorium on evictions has expired. A change will concern the wording of the eligibility conditions, going from financial difficulties due to the pandemic to “during” the pandemic. Find more information on the Maine Housing website.

The Holden Police Department just helped a local resident recover thousands of dollars they lost to a scam involving the Bank of Jamaica. It’s a rare thing for scam victims to get their money back, so the ministry is happy they can help. Now Chef Chris Greeley invites people to come pick up a free book on how to avoid fraud and scams and says they’ll also get a coupon for a free Wendy’s Frosty.

Northern Light Health announced this week that it will require all employees to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, once one or more of the vaccines are approved by the FDA. Currently, about 80% of the staff of the establishments are vaccinated. Once the vaccine is approved, all unvaccinated staff should be vaccinated within six weeks.

Hollywood Casino, Hotel and Raceway in Bangor is encouraging job seekers to stop by this afternoon for an after-hours job fair at the casino from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. administration and jobs on the playing field, as well as dealer training.

The Bangor Police Department will be hosting their annual National Night at Second Street Park. From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., families are invited to stop by for crafts, lawn games, a bouncy house, and refreshments, including a barbecue and ice cream from the Darling’s Ice Cream Truck. Proceeds from the ice cream truck will go to The Brick Church, which provides shelter, food and support programs to members of the homeless community.

The Bangor Symphony Orchestra announced this week that it will return to live performances this season. Last year’s performances were broadcast live online, but starting in October, the BSO will return to the Collins Center for the Arts. Find more information and a concert program on the Bangor Symphony Orchestra website.

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Maine Fair 2021 Calendar

2021 will see the reopening of many events, including our annual shows. Here’s the list of this year’s fair schedule and what to expect with each.

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