Today is Wednesday. Temperatures will be in the low to mid-70s from north to south, with sunny skies throughout the state. Here’s what we’re talking about in Maine today.
The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported 172 new COVID-19 cases since Saturday. One new death was reported, bringing the statewide death toll at 898.
The highly-contagious delta variant makes up 48 percent of Maine’s COVID-19 cases as of Tuesday.
While York has the second-highest overall case rate, Piscataquis, the state’s least populous county, was the last one in Maine where the virus was found in 2020 and has recorded more than a quarter of its cases since April 1 of this year.
But the state doesn’t know which schools have fire suppression systems or are unprotected.
Smaller towns are facing ever-growing costs for equipment and a lack of volunteers, forcing them to turn to their neighbors for fire protection.
Old Town officials want to completely unearth a pile of garbage and haul it down the road to another landfill.
Rep. Heidi Sampson’s concerns about voter turnout are easily disproved by the vote counts.
A Bangor woman is accused of helping her boyfriend escape prosecution, but no warrant for his arrest had been issued
When police in Georgia arrested a Bangor woman in February for allegedly helping her boyfriend escape prosecution for murder, the suspected killer was with her.
The fires have prompted the Maine Department of Environmental Protection to issue a health advisory for people with breathing difficulties or who might engage in strenuous outdoor activity while air quality is poor.