Today is Wednesday. Temperatures will be in the high 70s to low 80s from north to south, with cloudy skies throughout the state. Here’s what we’re talking about in Maine today.
The latest on the coronavirus in Maine
There have been 360 more coronavirus cases reported across Maine since Saturday, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention. No new deaths were reported, leaving the statewide death toll at 901.
Community transmission is rising throughout the state, and all but three of Maine’s counties fall under U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention masking recommendations.
For many in Aroostook County, the new requirements mean the days of traveling quickly back and forth are over — at least for now.
The changes include allowing up to five days for delivery of First-Class domestic letters — the most common type of mail — instead of three days.
That will allow for seamless foot and bike traffic connection from Ohio Street all the way to downtown.
Southern Aroostook Community School and Wisdom Middle/High School are the first districts in Aroostook County to require masks when school goes back in session.
Commissioners said that John Hiatt’s arrests on child pornography and stalking charges make it impossible for him to fulfill his duties.
It is likely not a fatal blow for the project, since CMP and Hydro-Quebec, which will supply the energy to the New England grid, could find another way around if the lease was tossed.
PLUS: “CMP corridor referendum seeks to retroactively change the rules. That’s no way to make law,” former Maine conservation officials Richard Anderson and Richard Barringer write in their opinion piece.
Portland police are still investigating 13 open homicides. Some date back more than 30 years.
A sizable number of lawmakers showed they were willing to set aside partisan pressures, eager to send billions to their states for rebuilding roads, broadband internet, water pipes and the public works systems that underpin much of American life.