Good morning. Temperatures will be in the high 20s to the low 40s north to south with sunny skies throughout the state.
Here’s what we’re talking about in Maine today.
–In a 262-to-102 vote Monday night, Gov. Janet Mill’s hometown of Farmington rescinded an earlier letter of support for a $1 billion Central Maine Power electricity transmission project that would run through the town.
–Caroline Colvin taught history at the University of Maine for three decades. During her career, she became UMaine’s first woman professor and the first female in the country to be appointed the head of a university department. We’re recognizing her legacy during Women’s History Month.
–Belfast’s mayor attributes some of her communication problems with city councilors to the fact that she “brings the first young, queer female voice to the role of mayor.” But the word “queer” means different things to different people in Maine, so we asked academics, advocates and others to try to put it in perspective.
–The protracted fight over the use of Native American mascots in Maine public schools made it to the State House on Monday, less than a month after the last school district in the state retaining such a mascot voted to change it.
Ellsworth is preparing to add to a pedestrian trail that could someday connect the waterfront with downtown
–The city is taking steps to start construction this summer. The plan is to run the path from the brick trail north along the river through an acre of former wastewater treatment plant land and then east to the plant’s former entrance.
–Coach Amy Vachon’s Black Bears have made back-to-back trips to the NCAA tournament. With Blanca Millan, Dor Saar and Fanny Wadling returning, UMaine has the building blocks of another league championship team.
In other news …
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