Today is Thursday. A cold front will keep temperatures in the 60s and low 70s while bringing rain from south to north throughout the day. Here’s what we’re talking about in Maine today.
Six more Mainers died and 734 new coronavirus cases were reported on Wednesday, according to the Maine CDC. The statewide death toll now stands at 946. Check out our COVID-19 Tracker for more information.
Houlton Elementary School is closing down effective Thursday and reopening on Sept. 20 as it deals with a high number of positive COVID-19 cases and students in quarantine.
A high demand for COVID testing in communities near the border with Canada has resulted in pharmacies from Calais to Madawaska selling out of take-home testing kits.
The Penobscot Nation will suspend its youth program and daycare on Indian Island by the end of the week to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
Maine has seen testing demand increase sharply in recent weeks after it dropped off in the early summer. The number of daily tests doubled since mid-July to a September high of just under 5,400 on one day last week.
While Maine’s recent case rate is still 15th-lowest nationally, the divergence within the state becomes apparent when comparing county-level infection rates to other U.S. states.
With last week’s news of the B&M Baked Bean factory sale, the state’s long industrial canning tradition will soon come to an end.
Local agricultural growers are predicting a higher quantity and quality of potato crop than was produced in 2020, due to the less severe weather this summer.
An Eaton Peabody consultant said he and the Southwest Harbor selectboard knew about Michael Patterson’s past.
Scott Huber has no idea as to the variety of the grapes growing on his Itty Bitty Farm in Columbia Falls. He suspects they are a wine grape due to their thick skin and tart flavor. What Huber does know is that they are living, growing tribute to his late mother.
An increase in emergency calls that’s left Old Town’s ambulance crews stretched thin has neighboring Milford taking steps to acquire and staff an ambulance of its own to provide faster service on its side of the Penobscot River.