Good morning. Temperatures will be in the teens in the north and mid-20s in the south, with mostly sunny skies. Snow is expected to develop across the state overnight.
Here’s what we’re talking about in Maine today.
–The top-seeded Rams held the Portland High Bulldogs to just two points in the first quarter of Tuesday’s AA North semifinal game, and used that momentum to build to a stunning 61-41 victory. Senior captain Matt Fleming led the Rams with 21 points, followed by fellow senior captain Damien Vance with 20. Bangor will now face reigning state champion Edward Little High School of Auburn in the regional final on Friday at 6:30 p.m. at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland.
Jurors aren’t reporting for duty, so lawmakers are hoping to raise their pay from $15 to $50 per day
–Last August, 21 of 96 jurors called to serve in a Somerset County murder trial didn’t report to court or ask to be excused. With the number of jurors not reporting for duty on the rise, a majority of lawmakers on the Legislature’s judiciary committee have endorsed a pay raise for jurors.
–City officials are viewing a recent proposal by an arts foundation to create a dormitory-style living environment in an old high school building as one way to make living and working in the city more affordable, at least for artists. “It’s an experiment. Let’s see how it works. If it works well, let’s expand it so we can make sure we remain a welcoming space to artists,” City Councilor Valli Geiger said.
–The state agreed on a three-year, $150,000 contract Tuesday with a Florida-based technology company that will track and trace medical and adult use marijuana products once regulations are approved for them.
–Three new restaurants are opening up in Greater Bangor. One is a second location for an already popular bakery. One is an old menu set to be revamped by a new owner. And one is an altogether brand-new eatery
–David Crosby will make his second appearance within three years at the Criterion Theatre. Crosby, formerly of Crosby, Stills & Nash, will perform with the Skytrails Band on Sunday, June 16.
–Topping off at 1,058 feet above sea level, Champlain Mountain is one of the many beautiful mountains in Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island. Several trails explore its rocky slopes, including the famous Precipice Trail, the most difficult and dangerous trails in the park. This is a more gradual climb to the mountain’s top through a beautiful pitch pine forest.
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