Today is Monday. Temperatures will range from the single digits in The County to the mid-20s in southern Maine with sunshine expected throughout the state. Here’s what we’re talking about in Maine today.
The latest on the coronavirus in Maine
The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention will release the latest data on COVID-19 cases from the weekend by 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. Check out our tracker for more information.
The city of South Portland announced on Friday that it will implement an indoor mask mandate, starting on Monday. The mandate will apply to public buildings, including gyms and restaurants, as well as on public transportation, and will be enforced even at establishments with vaccination requirements
COVID-19 put a healthy Mainer in a coma for 7 weeks. Her recovery will take far longer.
Victims of “long COVID” struggle with frustration and fear facing chronic and uncertain conditions.
A Maine couple’s off-the-grid homestead is famous on TikTok
Two years and hundreds of videos later, the The_Dana_Homestead TikTok account has a staggering 78,000 followers.
Bangor plans to expand full-day pre-K to 2 more schools
More than 40 percent of prekindergarten students in the full-day program have already met their end-of-year learning goals, months before the start of summer vacation.
Students are falling behind and teachers’ morale is flagging amid omicron disruptions
Students cycling between virtual and in-person classes and teachers managing understaffed facilities has become normal during a school year filled with virus disruptions.
Decades-old map error blamed for midcoast border dispute over string of islands
Waldo County officials say the entire Islesboro archipelago belongs in their county and the location of some of the islands being considered Knox County stems from a 1941 mapping error.
Piscataquis County gets its 1st full-time fire chief
Sawyer Murray will still perform multiple municipal roles, including reserve officer for the Greenville Police Department and public safety officer.
Maine’s ‘pinball palace’ is one of the last places fixing the oldest machines
Paul Hodges has shipped his restored machines to buyers from all over the world, as far away as California and even Australia.
Watch the rare Steller’s sea eagle visiting Maine chow down on a duck
The Steller’s sea eagle has evaded many Maine birders for weeks, but Steven Ditzler was able to get a video of the bird chowing down on a stolen meal.
In other Maine news …
Maine environmental regulators won’t consider applications for Prospect granite project
Marijuana boom is 1 reason Bangor has almost no industrial real estate available
Proposed registration system would let Maine hunters tag their deer online
Rising tides threaten Blue Hill’s wastewater treatment facility
Portland pedestrian seriously injured after being struck by car
Naples man killed in snowmobile crash
Chellie Pingree joins push to strengthen ties with Iceland
Juneteenth could be the next paid holiday for Bangor city employees