Today is Friday. Temperatures will be in the low to mid-80s around the state, with chances of scattered showers throughout the state later in the day. Here’s what we’re talking about in Maine today.
Another 49 coronavirus cases were reported across the state on Thursday, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Due to a review of vital records, 10 new deaths were also reported, leaving the statewide death toll at 877.
Maine state employees will no longer be required to wear masks after July 26 as long as they provide proof of immunization against COVID-19, the state budget commissioner said in a Wednesday memo.
Four-fifths of Mainers aged 50 and older are now fully vaccinated for COVID-19.
Currently, dual citizens and Americans with Canadian family members may cross the border, but they must produce a negative COVID -19 test result and download the ArriveCAN app to upload their proof of vaccination.
Energy companies gave more than $6.8 million to groups on both sides of the fight over the Central Maine Power Co. corridor ahead of a November referendum in three months as total spending in the past two years surpassed $42 million.
After his death this January in Mexico of COVID-19, members of the Belfast Maskers, the community theater group to which Gary Hinte had been instrumental, decided to do something big to honor him.
Annie Wilkins’ epic journey began on Nov. 8, 1954, when she set out from Minot with her horse, Tarzan, a former racehorse purchased from a nearby summer camp, and her beloved dog, a spaniel-dachshund mix named Depeche-Toi.
The information from the count is utilized to help biologists, state officials and the folks recreating on Maine lakes get a clearer picture of how the species, and the bodies of water they frequent, are doing.
“I feel like we are creating something interesting and vibrant and it’s colorful and it’s fun and it can be loud sometimes and it can be messy sometimes and it’s beautiful for all of these reasons,” said Rockland City Councilor Ben Dorr.
Thrips, potato leafhoppers and Colorado potato beetles are thriving this growing season, much to the irritation of growers throughout the state.
After stepping away from the sport for several years, Trevon Butler has reemerged on the basketball scene this summer with the Rockland-based Midcoast Sternmen of the Pro Basketball Association.