Today is Friday. Temperatures will be in the low to mid-60s from north to south, with mostly cloudy skies throughout the state. Here’s what we’re talking about in Maine today.
Another 163 new coronavirus cases have been reported across the state, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention. There are 1,359 active confirmed and “probable” cases in the state, the highest yet, while the death toll remains at 150. Check out our COVID-19 Tracker for more information.
Gov. Janet Mills on Thursday issued an executive order requiring Mainers to wear face coverings in public no matter their distance from others. It’s the latest move from the Mills administration to tamp down on a surge in coronavirus transmission, with new cases surging to levels not seen even in the earliest weeks of the coronavirus pandemic.
Democrat Joe Biden has taken a narrow lead over Republican President Donald Trump in Georgia, where mail-in ballots continue to be counted. He now has a 917-vote advantage, with thousands of ballots still uncounted. Trump’s campaign has mounted legal challenges in several states, and the president has suggested he will take the election to the U.S. Supreme Court.
See how each town in Maine voted in the presidential race by using this interactive map.
With the volume and complexity of the new cases, the state is now planning to add about 20 additional people to its contact tracing workforce next week.
Coronavirus surge raises fears for Orono parents and teachers as more students return full time to classrooms
The pandemic’s unpredictable nature compounded by varied community support for returning to the classrooms have proved challenging as the district plans its next steps.
The principal of Oceanside Middle School has apologized for profane statements he made on his Facebook page about his disdain for President Donald Trump and the president’s supporters.
No statewide race was decided by a close-enough margin where Bangor’s uncounted votes would have tipped the outcome.
Pandemic obstacles keep piling up for Brian Plavnick, owner of G-Force Adventure Center in Brewer, but like many of the laser tag game players at his amusement business, he’s managed to dodge enough blows to keep going.
When Toby and Colleen Crimin moved from Iowa to Washington state, it was the realization of a longtime goal. But during their roadtrip to their new location, the United States was suddenly hit with the worst pandemic to occur in more than a century.