Today is Monday. Temperatures will range in the low to high 50s with showers expected in the south and sunshine in the north. See what else in store this week on our weather page. Here’s what we’re talking about in Maine today.
The latest on the coronavirus
Another 437 coronavirus cases were reported on Saturday by the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention. No new deaths were reported, leaving the statewide death toll at 2,276. Check out our tracker for more information.
Several major Maine cities and towns saw COVID-19 concentrations in wastewater that were among the highest in the nation last week, with most counties seeing big increases.
Employees of accused fraudster didn’t know what his businesses actually did
“It became apparent that the majority of these tasks were the disconnected threads of a fraying business that I needed to leave immediately.”
Forever chemicals ruined his farm. It took years for Maine to see a bigger problem.
Fred Stone was patient zero in Maine’s fight against chemicals linked to cancer and other health problems.
ALSO: Here’s a roundup of what we know so far about “forever chemicals” in Maine.
A kayaker dominates the Kenduskeag canoe race, but most paddlers aren’t trying to beat him
Rather than lament the fact that the now 16-time race winner Trevor MacLean has a stranglehold on the event, paddlers are content to seek success where they can find it.
ALSO: Here are the best moments from Bangor’s Kenduskeag canoe race
WATCH: Paddlers take on Six Mile Falls during ’22 Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race
Portland library sees surge in checkouts of ‘Maus’ after Tennessee community banned it
While the library has seen dispersed interest in other books recently challenged or banned nationwide, no spike has been as evident as that of “Maus.”
This Colby College student wants health care to be accessible to child refugees
Displacement and children’s health care are personal to Jordan McClintock, whose mother traveled alone from Costa Rica to the US as a child in 1971.
Pan Am and CSX’s merger the latest in long history of Maine railways changing hands
After the merger of Pan Am and CSX is complete in June, CSX will operate the majority of rail lines in Maine.
Investment in Aroostook rail will open more markets to county businesses
The Maine Department of Transportation will receive $12.9 million to spend on railroad infrastructure improvements in northern Maine through the 2022 Federal Appropriations Act.
Cause of deadly Montville house explosion is rare, but happening more often
What you can do to avoid propane gas leaks, which are rare but can lead to deadly explosions like the recent one in Montville.
‘Hidden’ 1942 document exposes Maine’s scheme to avoid paying millions to tribes
Newly uncovered documents show how the state brushed off obligations to tribes in 1942 to attempt to avoid recognizing tribal rights.
These Mainers were scheduled to hang on the same day for unrelated 18th century crimes
George Necho, an accused child rapist, and Edmund Brown, a convicted ax murderer, were hanged to death on Aug. 7 and Sept. 4, 1740, respectively.
Watch these small but ferocious fishers make a meal out of roadkill
The inimitable Allie Ladd of Byron gives us an up-close look at fishers that are trying to take advantage of some bait left to get them on video.
In other Maine news:
The Bangor Drive-In theater is closing indefinitely
Orneville man arrested after allegedly kidnapping his son and threatening his family
2 motorcyclists injured after crashing into moose in Oxford County
1 dies after early-morning rollover crash in China
Conflict in zoning and deed allowances mean this Bangor gas station won’t become marijuana shop
Bangor mobile home fire leaves 4 adults, 4 children homeless
Missing Hermon teen found safe
New Gloucester man arrested after he allegedly impersonated a police officer
Brooklin button lady sees her favorite fastenings as high art
A new Bangor pop-up market offers a uniquely curated vintage shopping experience