Today is Tuesday. Temperatures will be in the single digits to low 30s from north to south, with wind chill values dipping below zero and mostly sunny skies 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 update the latest COVID-19 cases by 9:30 a.m. Check out our tracker for more information.
On Monday, the Moderna coronavirus vaccine received full approval from the Food and Drug Administration, meaning that means the agency has completed the same rigorous, time-consuming review of Moderna’s shot as dozens of other long-established vaccines.
Downtown Bangor antique shop owner Glen Ross Hudgens dies after COVID battle
Glen Ross Hudgens, owner of downtown Bangor antiques shop Antique Alley, died Sunday after a weeks-long battle with COVID-19. He was 55.
Up to 30 Maine mail routes a day go without deliveries as COVID sidelines postal staff
The Postal Service has tried to reassign workers so Mainers don’t go without mail for days at a time.
Maine may have to spend tens of millions per year to fight ‘forever chemicals’
That’s just the estimated cost of remediating places polluted by per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances and does not include other costs including reimbursing property owners or farmers whose livelihoods are affected by the chemicals.
ALSO: We want to know what questions you have about the ongoing testing and potential contamination.
Brewer High teacher who complained of anti-LGBTQ bias sues school department
Michelle MacDonald alleges that the Brewer School Department created a hostile work environment and retaliated when she complained of anti-LGBTQ discrimination.
Court documents: 1-month-old Milo infant was beaten to death
The boy died from blunt force trauma on several parts of his body, fractured bones, laceration of organs and hemorrhaging of the head and abdomen, according to the state medical examiner.
Tuition hike prompts calls for more town involvement with George Stevens Academy budget
With town-paid tuition comprising about 80 percent of George Stevens Academy’s budget, the towns want a say, too.
One of Maine’s smallest high schools created a hall of fame to help kids ‘aspire for greatness’
Matt Rossignol’s goal is to honor athletic success stories from the past to celebrate the school’s history and provide role models for today’s student-athletes.
Maine Democratic chair will remain in his post after entering legislative race
Drew Gattine’s dual role in state politics may only have a limited effect.
Caribou ed tech became a community hero after she saved a student’s life
Lindsay Wilcox didn’t know that when she walked into the Caribou Community School on Thursday that she’d save a girl from choking.
Bruce Poliquin narrows money gap with Jared Golden ahead of likely 2022 rematch
Bruce Poliquin’s reported fourth quarter haul brings his total fundraising to a bit shy of $1.5 million.
In other Maine news …
Bangor boys use fast start to beat Hampden and end losing skid
Car gets stuck under school bus in Monday morning crash in Bangor
Canaan woman fatally struck by SUV while walking dog
Man arrested following Orrington standoff
Longtime Bangor High girls basketball coach Tom Tennett dies
Lewiston man pleads guilty in McDonald’s parking lot death
Maine diocese finds sexual abuse allegations against 2 priests are credible
Ringside doctor ends Ellsworth fighter’s bare-knuckle bout over eye damage
Augusta lawmaker Donna Doore dies of cancer at 70
Maine could start a fund to aid lobstermen struggling with new whale rules
Winners announced in northern Maine ice fishing derby
UMaine funding will help medical workers prevent burnout