(Augusta) – The two counties that make up Downeast Maine have the lowest numbers of Coronavirus infections in the state, along with Piscataquis County. The Maine Center for Disease Control reports Washington County had the lowest rate at 0-point-6 people per 10-thouisand. Hancock County was 2-point-9, and Piscataquis County at 1-point-8. There are no active cases in Washington County. Overall the state has recorded 104 COVID-19 related deaths. There are 510-active cases and 2,577 recoveries.
Pride Parade – Blue Hill
(Blue Hill) – About 100-people wearing masks paraded through Blue Hill Sunday in a pride parade. The Congregational Church in town was the center of the event which marked the 50th anniversary of the first Gay Pride parade in New York City.
Verona Island Arrests
(Verona Island) Three people face charges following Thursday’s incident on Verona Island. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reports to Star 97-7 while investigating a domestic violence assault on Westside Drive they arrested 41-year-old Nathan Dilworth for Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person and 37-year-old Lintisha Oliveras for violating release conditions. They’d intended to arrest 44-year-old Jeffery Witham there, but he wasn’t home. Police located him in Plymouth and charged him with Domestic Violence Assault, Terrorizing with a Dangerous Weapon, and several other charges.
Quarantine Violator Jailed
(Honolulu, HI) A Bangor man spent part of his Hawaiian vacation in jail for violating the Aloha state’s 14-day quarantine law. WMTW reports 38-year-old Sean Simon arrived in Hawaii on June 10th. Hotel management observed him on surveillance video leaving the hotel on 2 separate days. Special Agents from the attorney general’s Investigations Division arrested him June 19th. Officials say Simon admitted going to the beach and shopping. He spent that weekend in jail, faced a judge last Monday, then was immediately taken to the airport with a one-way ticket back to Maine.
Municipal COVID Plans
(Augusta) Governor Janet Mills says her administration has approved COVID-19 Prevention and Protection plans for 96 Maine municipalities and is awarding grants. Mills said on Friday each of the plans include at least one of the following components: public education activities, physical distancing and public health support, or assistance for local businesses.
(Ellsworth) – The public library in Ellsworth is getting ready to reopen to the public on Wednesday. Those inside the building will be required to wear face coverings and patrons are asked to limit their visits to 30-minutes. Starting July 1st the library will be open Monday, Tuesday and Friday from 9-to-5, and until 6PM on Wednesday and Thursday, and from 9-to-2 on Saturdays. Some parts of the library are off limits, including the Adult non-fiction, youth and juvenile fiction sections. Library staff will help retrieve books from those collections. Curbside service will continue to be available.
- The Patriots have reportedly reached a 1-year, 7.5 million dollar deal with quarterback Cam Newton.
- Dustin Johnson won the Travelers Championship golf tournament yesterday.
- Denny Hamlin won the NASCAR race at Pocono Sunday.
- Pirate’s reliever Edgar Santana will miss 80-games due to testing positive for a performance enhancing drug.