Today is Tuesday. Temperatures will be in the high 70s to low 80s from north to south, with sunny skies across the state. Here’s what we’re talking about in Maine today.
The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention will report the latest coronavirus cases and deaths from the weekend by 9:30 a.m. today. Check out our COVID-19 Tracker for more information.
Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer declined to hear a preemptive lawsuit from Orrington’s Calvary Chapel targeting state COVID-19 restrictions without even asking the other side to respond or asking his colleagues to get involved.
Maine CDC Director Nirav Shah said that the state is reassessing mask recommendation guidelines to avoid “whipsaw” messaging.
Shah also called on Mainers to set aside their anger and fear over the virus’ resurgence and even suggested ways they might sway unvaccinated neighbors to get the jab.
The survey found that nearly 66 percent of Maine respondents would “somewhat” or “strongly” back a government mandate for the COVID-19 vaccine.
With few exceptions, vaccination will be required within six weeks of full FDA approval, and will be a condition of employment.
Unvaccinated people are still more than five times as likely to be hospitalized with COVID-19 in Maine right now compared with vaccinated people.
Cooper Flagg is entering high school as one of the most acclaimed Maine players ever at his level.
The city’s most valuable commercial property, Hollywood Casino, has dropped in value by $6 million from a year ago.
Maine’s child welfare system was thrust back into the spotlight this summer following the deaths of Maddox Williams and three other children under the age of 4.
Puranjot Kaur, 41, plans to set out Tuesday evening from Hadley Point in Bar Harbor and to swim clockwise around the island over roughly 24 hours.
While Maine saw a marked increase in rain, much of it was due to fast-moving heavy rain storms that tend to not be absorbed well into the ground.
It’s likely the cat climbed to a safe place for a nap and the warming rays of early sun.