Today is Monday. Temperatures will be in the high 20s to low 40s from north to south, with mostly cloudy skies and a chance for snow flurries. Here’s what we’re talking about in Maine today.
Four more Mainers died and another 340 coronavirus cases were reported across the state on Sunday, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention. The death toll now stands at 511. Check out our COVID-19 Tracker for more information.
A resolution adopted by Piscataquis County’s three commissioners that objects to Gov. Janet Mills’ COVID-19 measures repeatedly refers to the coronavirus as the “Wuhan Virus” and makes numerous false statements, including that face coverings cause pneumonia and respiratory disease.
No tourney means lost opportunities for the athletes and coaches to etch their names into Maine sports history. It also means lost revenue for the arenas, cities and businesses; the tournament organizer, the Maine Principals’ Association; and those who usually work in the venues.
After maintaining one of the lowest rates of coronavirus transmission in the U.S. since the pandemic hit 10 months ago, Maine’s rate of new virus infections exceeded a dozen other states this past week and lowering case levels may only get more difficult.
The number of coronavirus patients at Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor has continued to fall over the past week even as the state has seen record-high hospitalizations. But the drop in Bangor might not be cause for optimism.
Both are delicately maneuvering their way through Maine Center for Disease Control guidelines, staying just this side of legal.
Island Falls’ historic opera house closed in the 1960s, mirroring the economic decline of the town. But the opera house has a chance at revival.
They say that he could catch a bobcat with his bare hands, he could fight anyone who took a swing at him and he could drink any sailor, scallywag or woodsman under the table and still be standing hours later.
As more and more companies pay Maine organizations such as the Downeast Lakes Land Trust to grow trees that store atmospheric carbon, the debate is intensifying over whether carbon offsets are truly helping mitigate climate change. How the debate plays out will shape how the world tackles global warming. It will also determine how much money from large polluting corporations will flow to Maine landowners.
Chris Murphy of Scarborough sent in some trail cam images he thought we’d like, including this extremely rare shot of Baby Yoda stopping by for a visit.
The Ramada Inn on Odlin Road has served exclusively as a shelter since September.