Today is Thursday. Temperatures will be in the 50s throughout the state, with increasing clouds in the north and mostly sunny skies in the south. See what else in store this week on our weather page. Here’s what we’re talking about in Maine today.
Since Saturday, 724 COVID-19 cases were reported across the state, along with one more death. This brings the statewide death toll at 2,277. Check out our COVID-19 tracker for more information.
The Bangor Community Connector dropped its mask requirement Wednesday, following a federal ruling on Monday that overturned the Biden administration’s extension of the mask mandate on public transportation. The Bangor International Airport has followed suit.
The Maine Department of Transportation’s office on Hogan Road in Bangor closed Wednesday after a worker there tested positive for COVID-19. It was scheduled to reopen today.
Those volunteers donated 22,414 hours to help Northern Light’s COVID-19 response and vaccination effort.
The previous cap on the Economic Injury Disaster Loan has been raised to $2 million for qualifying small businesses that already have one.
The extent of Nathan Reardon’s bids for further COVID-19 assistance was one revelation from court documents that became public as the 44-year-old was arrested on a bail violation.
Some of the state’s highest-profile bills have been tied up as legislators attempt to secure funding as the 2022 session approaches its end.
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Despite a plea from Gov. Janet Mills to avoid a split, Maine’s largest hospital still plans to take the state’s largest insurer out of its network in the new year.
Nearly a month after the fire, the closure isn’t expected to end soon.
The development initially received pushback from neighbors who feared it would worsen stormwater drainage issues.
The Maine Department of Marine Resources will no longer be processing the company’s lease applications for two 60-acre pen sites off Gouldsboro because it failed to find a proper source for its fish eggs.
North Atlantic Conference Pitcher of the Year Jen Jones went 14-1 last season, with two saves and a 1.21 earned run average.