Today Thursday. Temperatures will be in the high 30s to mid-40s from north to south, with partly or mostly sunny skies throughout the state. Here’s what we’re talking about in Maine today.
Another 184 cases of COVID-19 have been reported across the state, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention. No new deaths were reported Wednesday. Check our tracker for more information.
Meanwhile, hospitalizations have continued their weekslong slide, continued to falling 70 percent from the pandemic high of 436 set on Jan. 13. As of Wednesday, there are 131 Mainers hospitalized with the coronavirus, with 29 in critical care and 10 on ventilators.
The Old Town and Orono schools plan to drop their masking requirements for students later this month, in alignment with Maine’s guidelines that allow schools to drop masking. Meanwhile, the Maine Community College System announced Wednesday it will drop its mask mandate, leaving decisions over future mask policies to the presidents of the state’s seven community colleges.
With some diners still wary of COVID and prices for basic supplies continue to rise, many restaurants are struggling to break even.
“As someone living and fighting through these events, I can say that freedom has a high price, but it is certainly worth fighting for.”
The price on March 7 reached $4.73 per gallon, up about 22 percent but remaining the lowest in New England.
But the proposal didn’t address how it would prevent them from happening or protect soldiers from retaliation.
Susan Collins has voted to confirm six of the Supreme Court nominees since she took office in 1997, only voting against Amy Coney Barrett.
Despite a handful of blighted homes in Bangor, the city cannot take over the properties if the owners are up to date on taxes.
James Gallagher, owner of Bangin’ Whoopie, hopes to fill a gap in the Bangor community with a shop that will offer local groceries and other sundries.
That sidewalk would make it safer for the students and other pedestrians who regularly walk between Blue Hill’s two commercial centers.
UMaine has not won a conference tournament game since 2005 nor has it ever qualified for the NCAA tourney.
Rahel Enzler and Amalie Andersen enjoyed skating against some of the best players in the world and thought they played well.
Having a cat or two on a homestead is not a bad idea. But when your new homestead comes equipped with a feline, there are steps to take when it comes to the animal’s health and well-being.