Today is Wednesday. Temperatures will be in the high 60s to low 70s from north to south, with mostly cloudy skies and a chance for scattered showers in the north and mostly sunny skies in the south. Here’s what we’re talking about in Maine today.
Another three Mainers have died and 29 coronavirus cases were reported across the state on Tuesday, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention. The statewide death toll now stands at 848. Check out our COVID-19 Tracker for more information.
The U.S. death toll from COVID-19 topped 600,000 on Tuesday, even as the vaccination drive has drastically brought down daily cases and fatalities and allowed the country to emerge from the gloom and look forward to summer. That’s greater than the population of Baltimore or Milwaukee.
“Photographing Belfast’s Waterfront: Then & Now,” which opens this week at Waterfall Arts in Belfast, is the brainchild of photographer and lead curator Liv Kristin Robinson, who has documented the city’s evolving harbor for more than 30 years.
After a winter and spring that saw lumber prices reach astronomical heights and lumber shortages in yards and at retailers nationwide, prices for lumber finally began to drop last week, after sawmill production began to catch up with demand.
That would upend Maine’s utility structure, which for more than a century has regulated rates and standards in exchange for a monopoly on electric delivery in regions of the state.
The proposal aims to close a loophole in Maine election law that has allowed Hydro-Quebec to spend $10 million trying to advance what the company has called its largest sales contract to date, supplying the power for CMP’s New England Clean Energy Connect.
Senate Minority Leader Jeff Timberlake, R-Turner, said there was a “distinct possibility” the Legislature will adjourn Wednesday without a budget.
Jeffrey Paul Barnard, 57, was shot in the face by Trooper Scott Duff following a nearly 20-hour standoff in Ellsworth on June 1, 2014, that began with a dispute over Barnard allegedly allowing friends to use a tractor that didn’t belong to him.
Eating insects has a long history and a continued legacy around the world — one that Americans are just starting to tap into.
The boy allegedly stole electronics valued at several thousand dollars. They were recovered and returned to the school.