Good morning. Temperatures will be in the teens throughout the state.
Here’s what we’re talking about today.
–The great black hawk that had been suffering from frostbite since its rescue from a Portland Park during a snowstorm has been euthanized. In honor of the fallen bird, BDN’s resident banjournalist Troy R. Bennett penned a tribute to remember the hawk who flew into Maine — and into our hearts.
–After she delivered a pivotal vote that helped seat Brett Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court, Maine Sen. Susan Collins had the best fundraising quarter of her career, shattering her previous best with the help of a flood of out-of-state money.
–The founders of Top of the Nine want to capitalize on their event rental space’s panoramic view atop 9 Central St. in the center of downtown Bangor. Top of the Nine will feature a combination of in-house programming and rental space for visual arts, dance, music and culinary events. Its grand opening is next week, Feb. 7.
–Judy Camuso was approved by the Senate on Thursday as Maine’s Commissioner of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. In becoming the first woman to hold the position, she will oversee a department that is catering to an increasing number of female anglers and hunters across the state.
–The college now intends to build a hotel with 50 rooms at the site of a former clothier on Main Street. If all goes as planned, guests could begin renting rooms in 2020.
–As state environmental regulators request new information about potential waste discharge routes, the developers behind plans to build one of the world’s largest land-based salmon farms asked that the Board of Environmental Protection, a citizen oversight panel, take on added jurisdiction.
–You may have heard, but there’s a little football game going on Sunday that’s got New England buzzing. There’s also a David Bowie laser music show set for 9 p.m. each Friday in February at the Jordan Planetarium at UMaine and New England Fights’ annual Winter MMA night at the Cross Insurance Center, set for 8 p.m. Saturday.
In other news…
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