Today is Thursday. Temperatures will in the low 60s to mid-50s from north to south, with partly cloudy skies throughout the state. Here’s what we’re talking about in Maine today.
Another 401 coronavirus cases were reported across the state on Wednesday, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention. One new death was reported, raising the statewide death toll at 747. Check out our COVID-19 Tracker for more information.
Thousands streamed into the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor on Wednesday, the first day that all Mainers 16 and older were eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
Maine is getting $18 million from the federal government to reduce racial disparities in COVID-19 vaccinations. That comes as Maine has seen significant racial disparities throughout the coronavirus pandemic, with Black Mainers accounting for more than a quarter of coronavirus cases even though they comprise only 1 percent of the state’s population.
It will still be a while before everyone is able to get a shot as vaccine supply remains tight.
Several counties and towns are finding out they are getting less revenue out of the wind projects than they had expected when they were wooed in the 2000s and 2010s by developers looking to erect turbines several hundred feet tall along local remote, elevated ridgelines.
The kits will allow an individual to test substances for the presence of fentanyl and will also include information about treatment and recovery options.
Officials in Belfast, a city of 6,700 people, have been worrying about the problem of affordable housing scarcity for years. It turns out that the community also doesn’t have a lot of surplus market-rate housing at hand that can easily absorb all the people who are looking for places to live.
It took the efforts of an entire community to bring 1-year-old Luna the pug home exactly a month after she ran off into the woods on the upper end of Academy Street in Presque Isle on March 5.
Over the next two years, Northeast Historic Film, located at Bucksport’s Alamo Theatre, will digitize WCVB’s massive collection of videotapes and 16 millimeter film reels, showcasing the 18 programs that were part of its groundbreaking slate of original programming, one of the largest such collections in the country.
Pink, green and blue tourmaline, aquamarine beryl and deep red garnet, purple amethyst and sparkling lepidolite — they all lie buried in Maine granite. To find them, all you have to do is dig — and perhaps use a hammer and chisel.
They’ve certainly got a distinctive look, with some red highlights on their darker fur.