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Another Mainer has died and 358 more coronavirus cases reported across the state on Wednesday, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention. That brings the statewide death toll to 2,406. Check out our tracker for more information.
As of Wednesday, there were 136 Mainers infected with the virus in hospitals across the state. Of those, 18 are in critical care and three on ventilators, state data show.
An advisory panel to the Food and Drug Administration has recommended Moderna’s two-dose COVID-19 vaccine and Pfizer’s three-dose vaccine for children under the age of 5. A U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention panel is slated to meet on Saturday, and vaccines could be cleared for use as soon as Monday.
With rising inflation expected to persist into the fall, Mainers are keeping the economy in mind before entering the voting booth.
“I think of people who just have a regular job trying to buy a house, it just seems impossible today,” voter Sally Pachulski said.
Some of these races could determine control of the Legislature later this year.
More election news:
- 2 incumbents and a newcomer elected to Winterport and Newburgh school board seats
- Hermon chooses newcomers for most School Committee and Town Council seats
- Mike Tipping wins Democratic primary for Orono-area Maine Senate seat
- Oxford County town votes to allow alcohol sales
- Gouldsboro voters elect 2 new selectmen opposed to fish farm proposal
The resignations came during a meeting characterized by accusations that the two Millinocket board members were undermining the superintendent.
The group that represents more than 100 Maine cities and towns will be the new owner of a shuttered trash plant in Hampden.
For some Mainers at the North America Vintage Road Racing Championships, it’s still all about who can get to the finish line first.
Bar Harbor voters on Tuesday approved a zoning change for a shorefront marine museum but rejected a proposal to allow recreational marijuana stores in town.
Jimmy Cook’s tenure with UPS came to a satisfying close earlier this month, when he retired with a rare, accident-free track record.
Nathan Reardon has cited obesity and Type 2 Diabetes as factors that would make it riskier for him to contract COVID-19.
If convicted of theft, Dale Thistle faces up to 10 years in prison, a fine of up to $10,000 and restitution for the reportedly stolen money.
Mark and Katrina Cayer’s mini-Nigerian goat, Violet, gave birth to quintuplets three weeks ago, which rarely happens.
Eight young coyote pups frolic and play outside their den.
Leighton Wass’ analysis suggests large fish are caught around the new and full moons.