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The latest on the coronavirus in Maine
Another 430 coronavirus cases have been reported across the state, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention. No new deaths were reported, leaving the statewide death toll now stands at 2,409. Check out our tracker for more information.
There are now 121 Mainers infected with the coronavirus in hospitals across the state as of Thursday morning, according to the Maine CDC.
An expert panel has endorsed Moderna’s COVID vaccine for kids aged 6 to 17, which would make the company’s vaccine the second one available for children and teens if it is granted authorization from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Maine COVID-19 vaccine clinic sees ‘tears of joy’ from parents of young children
Parents who rushed to get their young children vaccinated this week said the milestone was a relief after a long wait.
ALSO: Here’s what our readers had to say about COVID-19 vaccines for the youngest kids
Millinocket businesses worry national backlash to racist sign could halt town’s revitalization
Other Millinocket business owners have been hit with threats, poor reviews and insults for something they didn’t do.
PLUS: Maine-based MMG Insurance and national firms Progressive and Allstate have severed ties with the Harry E. Reed Insurance Agency amid the backlash over a racist Juneteenth sign. Even businesses 150 miles away on the coast have taken flak over the sign.
Bangor has had more suspected drug overdoses than Portland and Lewiston
As of Tuesday, Bangor police have responded to 140 suspected drug overdoses so far this year, 18 of which were fatal.
Aroostook town seeks federal funds to save region’s only grocery store
Without the Van Buren store, people have no other places where they can get fresh food.
One of the state’s top real estate agents sees slowdown in Maine’s hot market
The real estate market may slow down due to high inflation, declines in the stock market and out-of-state demand.
Buying a home in this Maine region? You need a 6-figure income.
In the Portland and South Portland metropolitan area, you need to earn at least $130,000 annually to buy a home with a median price of $472,790.
Homes in Maine’s border towns are often pricier than their New Hampshire neighbors
The Maine-New Hampshire border provides an interesting case study for how real estate can vary depending on a state’s policies, market and overall desirability.
Supporters of failed Bar Harbor marijuana initiative want it back on the ballot in November
If the initiative does get on the ballot and passes, the business could potentially open Hancock County’s second retail marijuana shop.
Maine company’s skin cream uses lobsters to soothe browntail moth rash
Marin Skincare utilizes waste products from Portland seafood distributor Luke’s Lobster in order to isolate a protein used in the cream.
Cooper Flagg never doubted that he’d make the U17 national basketball team
Cooper Flagg’s rapidly growing presence on the national scene has also led to a series of early college scholarship offers.
Most of you couldn’t identify the mystery beast spotted on a Maine trail camera
Perhaps not surprisingly, many folks — approximately one-third of you — correctly identified the image as the south end of a northbound moose.
In other Maine news …
Bangor has one of the smallest gender pay gaps in the nation
Flight from Paris to Chicago diverted to Bangor
Great white shark seen attacking seal near Harpswell
Archeological dig unearths items from more than a century ago in Dexter
As tampon shortage drags on, Maine nonprofits brace for challenges
Avian flu likely behind dead seagulls found in Casco Bay
Buxton woman indicted for manslaughter in February Gorham crash
Janet Mills doesn’t support suspension of state gas tax