Today is Wednesday. Temperatures will be in the low 60s to low 50s from north to south, with sunny skies throughout the state. Here’s what we’re talking about in Maine today.
Another two Mainers died and 571 coronavirus cases were reported across the state on Tuesday, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention. It was the highest single-day increase in cases since Jan. 26, when 662 were reported and the state remained in the grip of a severe winter surge in virus transmission. The statewide death toll now stands at 753. Check out our COVID-19 Tracker for more information.
Nearly 30 inmates and staff have become infected in a coronavirus outbreak at the Cumberland County Jail.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommended a halt on the one-shot vaccine after six women among the millions to receive a shot developed an extremely rare blood clot in the days after their vaccinations. Maine and other states quickly followed suit early Tuesday morning.
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In court filings, Paul Gamble said former Millinocket Police Chief Craig Worster gave the district attorney bad information to get rid of him, and accused his former chief of harassment and bullying. He wouldn’t be the last officer in the department to do so.
The conflict comes at a time when anti-Asian sentiment is running high.
Larry Doucette, a dedicated Gumby boat crew member, died on March 12 after a two-year battle with brain cancer. He was 55.
The new coach will be entrusted to return a program to the upper echelon of college hockey.
This past winter, from November through March, Acadia had 172,000 visitors, far surpassing its previous wintertime high of nearly 140,000, which it set two winters running in the late 1990s.
Vetri Vel may only be 16, but the quick-thinking Bangor High student is already designing a device with real-world implications.
Mike Bordick, 55, has developed a 40-minute television show that focuses on baseball. The Hampden Academy graduate hopes to sell the concept to a network.
This bear is certainly hungry. But it’s also looking pretty beefy for an animal that’s been on a four-month diet.
City officials hope the committees will come up with solutions to Rockland’s affordable housing crisis.