Today is Tuesday. Temperatures will be in the high 20s to low 30s from north to south, with cloudy skies throughout the state. Here’s what we’re talking about in Maine today.
Another three Mainers have died as 259 more coronavirus cases were reported across the state on Monday, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention. That continues a trend of lower daily increases in cases mirroring a national decline in virus transmission. The death toll now stands at 547. Check out our COVID-19 Tracker for more information.
The University of Maine has canceled all games for its winter sports teams through at least Feb. 4 due to positive COVID-19 cases among student-athletes, coaches and support staff. Players who haven’t tested positive and aren’t under quarantine can still practice.
Hancock County sheriff won’t let group help addicted inmates over its support for Black Lives Matter
Hancock County Sheriff Scott Kane described Black Lives Matter as a “terrorist group,” and he will not affiliate with any group that publicly supports it.
Her criticism of Trump over the attack has been among her sharpest since he first ran for office. But Collins has decided not to comment on Trump’s potential removal ahead of the Senate trial, putting her in contrast with most senators.
“The law, as it stands now, is relatively toothless,” said Sigmund Schutz, a Portland lawyer who specializes in open government cases. “Few in government want to be accused of acting in secret, but there are really no serious financial penalties.”
Coyotes are just top-end predators in the Maine ecosystem, and they’re doing what they have to do to survive.
Jill Weber wasn’t optimistic that Dr. Dana Whitten would answer the phone on a holiday. She was wrong.
The lawsuit argued that legislation authorizing the merger was unconstitutional.
The $90 million project will allow truck traffic from Down East Maine and Canada easier access to the interstate.
The Democratic governor’s tax conformity proposal, presented to the Legislature as part of a budget fix on Monday, is a side effect of the $2.2 trillion CARES Act. Kirsten Figueroa, the state’s budget commissioner, told lawmakers Monday that Mills would prefer to fully conform but the state cannot absorb the $100 million cost without congressional aid.
That comes as six more school bus drivers tested positive for COVID-19 and new cases were discovered among students and staff.