Today is Monday. Temperatures will be in the high 20s to high 30s from north to south, with a chance for snow in the north and rain in the south. 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. Tuesday. Check out our tracker for more information.
Restaurant workers in Portland saddled with enforcing a city mask mandate are demanding hazard pay, citing burnout after years on the frontlines of a pandemic that’s only gotten worse.
Maine’s worsening test backlog masks apparent drop in COVID-19 transmission
The number of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 rose slightly to 355 on Friday, but is still down nearly 20 percent from a mid-January peak.
Cumberland County outpaces nearly every US county in vaccinating children against COVID-19
More than 60 percent of Cumberland County’s 21,000 residents aged 5 to 11 are fully vaccinated, data show.
Maine artist and book illustrator Ashley Bryan dies at age 98
Ashley Bryan survived D-Day during World War II, overcame racism and became a well-known children’s book author and illustrator.
Former Maine mill town known for Moxie and Stephen King sees housing boom
Lisbon is poised to follow in the footsteps of former mill towns including Westbrook and Biddeford in its redevelopment.
Residents fear Moosehead region could ‘become Bar Harbor’ with new ski resort
Residents want to see the Moosehead Lake region succeed economically, but too much growth could mean the area would “lose its specialness.”
Acadia’s famed Jordan Pond House needs to be replaced
If the park were to completely reconstruct the restaurant, gift shop, deck and public bathrooms, it would cost between $10 million and $20 million.
Maine still tops New England for opioid prescriptions
That’s despite Maine health care providers issuing fewer opioid prescriptions for about a decade.
When a deaf woman’s dog went missing, Belfast hurried to help
“The community saved [Ruthie’s] life. And they also saved me. Because I was just out of my mind with worry,” Marine Delune said.
Maine potatoes are breaking into more markets after record harvest
While growers have struggled to store and ship their record potato harvest, more spuds are going to markets across the country and into Canada.
In other Maine news …
Maine may give towns money to stop rash-causing moth
Rumford man is Maine’s 4th fire fatality of the year
About 80 Maine soldiers heading to Poland this spring
Maine seeks artist to work in most remote part of the state
Biddeford man accused of violent assault and shootings arrested
Plan for lobster fishing relief fund faces committee vote