Today is Tuesday. Temperatures will be in the high 20s to low 30s, with a snowstorm dumping as much as 1 to 2 inches an hour as it moves north. Here’s what we’re talking about in Maine today.
Another five Mainers died and 219 more coronavirus cases were reported across the state on Monday, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention. The death toll statewide is 595. Check out our COVID-19 Tracker for more information.
Maine’s biggest health care providers will be rescheduling coronavirus vaccines for older people while another looks to forge ahead as the first major snowstorm of 2021 is set to hit the state today. A vaccine will not be given to another person once an appointment is made.
A mass vaccination site at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor will open its doors today, set to vaccinate nearly 2,000 people by the end of the week in what will be the first mass vaccination site to open in Maine.
Though today’s storm is the first major snowfall this winter, seasoned Mainers know that 6 to 12 inches is no big deal.
Mike Hurley has been fiercely criticized for violating the city’s fireworks ordinance, which he voted in favor of back in 2011.
Sen. Susan Collins said she was “hopeful” about a bipartisan deal on coronavirus relief after meeting with President Joe Biden on Monday, though she gave little indication the two sides were closer together as Democrats prepared to move forward without Republican support.
The Maine Department of Education is redesigning the state’s standardized tests so results are available to schools within days instead of months. When Maine students take the statewide exam later this year — as is currently the plan — it will be the fourth different standardized exam students will have taken in less than a decade.
The agreement will revive the recovery coaching program after it was put on hold seven months ago when Sheriff Scott Kane barred Healthy Acadia from working at the jail because it issued a statement in favor of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Maine’s top court has been without a chief justice for nine months.
“Over the years Eddie has provided numerous photos of him during the day and night, but he is usually far away, moving, or otherwise not a very impressive looking animal,” Ed from Hermon said. “Eddie is a regular visitor here. A few months ago my wife saw him rummaging for food on the top of the compost bin in our backyard in the middle of the day.