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Maine news you need to know for Monday

Robert F. Bukaty | AP
Robert F. Bukaty | AP
Diane and Daniel Hartnett, of Buffalo, N.Y., pose for a selfie at a scenic overlook, Friday, Oct. 26, 2018 in Intervale, N.H. Winter has arrived ahead of schedule on the slopes of Mount Washington where a recent storm dumped about 18 inches of snow.

Good morning. Temperatures will be in the high 40s with showers in the afternoon.

Here’s what we’re talking about in Maine today.

Red Sox are World Series champs

Jae C. Hong | AP
Jae C. Hong | AP
The Boston Red Sox celebrate after Game 5 of baseball's World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Red Sox won 5-1 to win the series 4 game to 1. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

David Price proved his postseason mettle, Steve Pearce homered twice and Boston beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 on Sunday to finish off a one-sided World Series in five games.

Long downtrodden during decades of despair before ending an 86-year championship drought in 2004, the Red Sox have become baseball’s team of the century with four titles in 15 seasons.

Bucksport wants to become a cruise ship destination

Courtesy of Rich Rotella
Courtesy of Rich Rotella
The cruise ship Pearl Mist of Pearl Seas Cruises visited Bucksport in September 2017, giving town officials a chance to test the waters as a scheduled cruise ship destination.

With a recent visit from a Norwegian cruise ship, Bucksport realized a goal — to become a scheduled destination for foreign cruise ships.

Bucksport doesn’t rival the more commercialized downtowns of Rockland or Bar Harbor, but town officials feel it carries a down-home Maine vibe. And Bucksport doesn’t mind welcoming ships just to give passengers a place to catch buses to Acadia National Park, Town Manager Susan Lessard said.

You might see a familiar face on Jeopardy

Courtesy of Allen Adams
Courtesy of Allen Adams
Bangor resident Allen Adams, seen here with "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek, will appear on the show on Tuesday, Oct. 30.

This Tuesday, if you’re watching “Jeopardy!” at its usual broadcast time of 7:30 p.m. on WVII in the Bangor area, you’ll probably see a familiar face — that is, if you read The Maine Edge, go to shows at the Penobscot Theatre or enjoy improv comedy in eastern Maine.

Maine Jewish community calls for healing after gunman kills 11 at Pittsburgh synagogue

Andrew Stein | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP
Andrew Stein | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP
Nancy Clark reads from the Tehillim on Saturday as police lights flash and rain soaks the pages, yards away from Tree of Life Congregation in the Squirrel Hill section of Pittsburgh. A shooter opened fire at the synagogue, killing multiple people and wounding others in one of the deadliest attacks on Jews in U.S. history.

Condolences and prayers aimed at countering the violence of a synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh Saturday are flooding social media, with services and vigils planned in both Bangor and Portland.

Congregation Beth El, a Reform synagogue, and Congregation Beth Israel, a Conservative synagogue, both in Bangor, plan to hold a joint gathering that is open to the community at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Beth El at 183 French St.

Maine is graduating more nurses, but not enough to fill a coming shortage

Courtesy of Kerri Watson-Blaisdell
Courtesy of Kerri Watson-Blaisdell
Sandy Pelletier, an assistant professor of nursing at the University of Maine at Fort Kent, left, shows nursing students how to utilize technology to monitor their patients in the nursing simulation lab on campus in April.

A 2017 analysis of Maine’s nursing employment situation by the Center for Health Affairs projected that the state would be short 3,200 nurses in 2025, based on 2015 employment numbers. Based on the 2017 enrollment numbers, projected vacancies are now down to 2,700, according to the Ohio-based consulting group.

In other news…


Nor’easter knocked out power to thousands across state

Viral video shows punch thrown during high school soccer match

Trump’s EPA wants to rewrite standards for tribal waters in Maine


Large truck convoy raises $7,500 for toddler hit by tanker

NY man who cashed fake $3,000 check held on $20,000 cash bail

UMaine football team tops Albany to stay in CAA title hunt


Young employee to buy Millinocket white water rafting company

Chinese developer, helicopter company made offers for local airfield, owner says

Following ‘document dump,’ PUC suspends hearings on CMP transmission line


Open Rockland city council seat draws three candidates

Controversial comments about ‘rehab boot camp’ bring state Senate race in swing district into focus

Judge tosses Janet Mills’ subpoena of newspaper


The slaughter in Pittsburgh was not ‘unimaginable.’ It was inevitable.

Home care referendum will ensure all Mainers age in grace

The student loan problem not enough people know about


Presque Isle boys score early, often in semifinal victory over Brewer

Washington Academy knocks off Caribou boys in ‘B’ semis

Central Aroostook girls defeat Katahdin in ‘D’ North semifinals

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