Today is Tuesday. Temperatures will be in the mid- to low 70s from north to south, with partly or mostly sunny skies throughout the state. Here’s what we’re talking about in Maine today.
Two more Mainers have died and another 9 coronavirus cases reported across the state on Monday, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention. It marked the lowest single-day increase in new cases and the first time when cases slipped beneath the triple digits since Feb. 16, when only 91 were reported. The statewide death now stands at 822. Check out our COVID-19 Tracker for more information.
Maine is the first New England state to see more than half of its population fully vaccinated against COVID-19, with 50.13 percent having received a final dose as of Monday morning.
Maine’s credit rating has emerged unscathed during the pandemic, with Moody’s Investors Service and S&P Global Ratings giving the state solid marks Monday.
One of the first things that Colby Horne did Monday morning when he opened up his downtown Belfast business, Colburn Shoe Store, was to remove the “Masks Required, Please” placard from the door. It was an action he performed with relish.
PLUS: Dock Fore in Portland held a mask-burning party Monday night to mark the end of the face-covering mandate for fully vaccinated Mainers.
House GOP leadership made it clear before the Legislative Council voted along party lines to maintain a mask requirement at the State House on Thursday they did not expect members to follow the policy.
A month ago it was headline news when the iconic Wiscasset seafood shack, Red’s Eats, opened for the season with no lobster on hand. Today, there is lobster to be had — but hold onto your napkin: a lobster roll there cost $34 this week.
With passenger volume down 50 percent so far this year compared with pre-pandemic levels, the Portland International Jetport is launching a $100,000 marketing campaign to attract travelers.
Eastport is well known to scuba divers as having some of the best diving on the East Coast, so that’s exactly where the Starfish Enterprise is sailing.
Homesteaders have been picking ticks off new-born piglets and observing ticks climbing all over fencing and the sides of animal shelters.
Sean Hinkley, 27, took out the recall petition from the city clerk on Friday. He gathered signatures from 5 to 6 p.m. Monday outside his home at 188 Stillwater Ave. in Bangor. As of 5:30 p.m., he’d gathered 11 signatures.
The mother Canada goose and her four goslings go for paddle along the edge of this wetland.