Today is Wednesday. Temperatures will be in the low 50s to high 40s from north to south, with rain throughout the state. Here’s what we’re talking about in Maine today.
Another 417 coronavirus cases were reported across the state on Tuesday, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention. No new deaths were reported, leaving statewide death toll at 790. Check out our COVID-19 Tracker for more information.
Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention Director Nirav Shah said the change was due to more people coming into the state for the tourism season as well as returning to the state, such as college students.
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The so-called Maine Jobs & Recovery Plan is the first of three key spending proposals expected this spring from the Democratic governor.
It highlights tensions between municipal employees’ privacy rights and Mainers’ right to know about the actions of their public servants.
That could make the treasurer an appointed position and ensure whoever holds the job has adequate bookkeeping experience.
With a capacity to produce up to 200 million swabs a month, the Tennessee plant will be integral to the century-old company’s future.
As she starts a new six-year term, the vote shows the differences Susan Collins has with many Maine Republicans, who have become increasingly conservative and aligned with Trump.
The ambitious effort to change Maine’s relationship with indigenous tribes was stalled for the second straight year on Tuesday as a pandemic session stretched already fraught negotiations well into the spring.
Rayshaun Moore, 36, faces between 25 years and life in prison.
Maine’s court system is looking to acquire a piece of property in Ellsworth for a new courthouse, possibly on a residential site adjacent to the existing courthouse complex.
“There are a lot of sick people that cannabis helps, and to infect them with high metal concentrations, pesticides and fungicides is not being responsible,” said John Black, CEO of Earth Keeper LLC. “There is so much cannabis out there that is contaminated. You can talk to most labs and they will tell you that they see the problems everyday as those same pesticides contaminate their extraction vessels.”
The raccoon isn’t waiting around to see if they’re interested in joining it for dinner.