Today is Wednesday. Temperatures will be in the mid-70s to low 80s, with plenty of sunshine across the state. See what weather is in store for the rest of the day here. Here’s the latest on gas prices in Maine. Here’s what we’re talking about in Maine today.
The latest on the coronavirus in Maine
Another Mainer has died and 466 more coronavirus cases have been reported across the state, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention. That brings the statewide death toll to 2,413 as of Tuesday morning. Check out our tracker for more information.
The Bangor Public Health Department began vaccinating children younger than 5 against COVID-19 on Tuesday following the federal government’s recent approval of shots for the youngest age group.
Food and Drug Administration advisers met Tuesday to debate the best way to protect Americans from a possible mutation in the coronavirus this fall. Updated booster shots that protect against the omicron variant could offer a solution.
This is what $1 million will buy you for a house outside of southern Maine
More homes worth a million dollars or more are selling in Maine than ever, even in communities that have never seen them.
Eliot Cutler sells Portland townhouse for nearly $2 million only months after police searched it
Eliot Cutler and his wife Melanie sold the five-bedroom home in Portland’s West End to a man and woman who live in Dallas, Texas, according to real estate transfer records.
Bangor will allow boarding homes on major streets in response to housing crunch
Boarding homes will now be allowed to operate in Bangor after the City Council voted to pass an ordinance on Monday night following months of debate.
More on housing in Bangor: Bangor’s property tax rate will drop, but homeowners will still see a higher bill
A new bodega-style market and deli has opened in downtown Bangor
The market will offer a selection snacks, soft drinks, beer, wine and basic grocery items, personal care items and other sundries.
Bangor residents urge city to raise pay for lifeguards after Dakin Pool closure
Friends of Dakin Pool plans to raise money to create scholarships for lifeguards to help draw more students and avoid shortages.
Aroostook city pays to build new distribution plant for Coca-Cola
Coca-Cola’s move ensures the company’s continued presence in Presque Isle and will allow a local agricultural equipment company to expand.
Health center’s closure in Aroostook means residents will need to travel farther for basic care
A.R. Gould will offer Mars Hill’s primary care staff positions in the system and absorb the patients at its other practices.
Schoodic homicide case is 1st in Acadia National Park in 35 years
Deaths in Acadia are not unheard of, but are extremely rare, averaging one or two a year for decades.
Gorham man charged in Jan. 6 Capitol riot pleads guilty to violent entry
Nicholas Patrick Hendrix, 35, was the second Mainer charged with participating in the Capitol insurrection.
Catch up on Tuesday’s Jan. 6 panel hearing:
- Jan. 6 panel calls surprise hearing to present new evidence
- Aide says Donald Trump dismissed Jan. 6 threats and wanted to join crowd during Jan. 6 hearings
- Trump tried to strangle Secret Service agent in attempt to reach Capitol on Jan. 6, aide testifies
- Lawyer who advised Donald Trump says federal agents seized phone
Democratic Socialists of America are shaping what’s on Portland’s November ballot
The Maine chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America turned in enough signatures to get a slate of progressive economic proposals, including bumping the minimum wage to $18 an hour, on November’s ballot.
Paul LePage says he doesn’t ‘have time for abortion’ at campaign stop
“There’s just so much that needs to be done that to me is critical for all Mainers. Abortion affects few,” the former governor said.
ALSO: Young Maine women react with shock to Supreme Court overturning abortion rights
Bruce Poliquin says he would have opposed bipartisan gun bill backed by Jared Golden
“We should not have Washington try to push Maine down a different path,” he said. “We already have a yellow flag law that works.”
More on Bruce Poliquin: Bruce Poliquin calls late-term abortion ‘horrible’ but won’t say if he’d support federal ban
Beauty isn’t an afterthought in this Belmont teen’s photography
Tuala Leafsong started with a point-and-shoot camera just five years ago but is now turning toward wedding and portrait photography.
Former UMaine baseball players are having an impressive season in the minors
Chris Bec and Cody Laweryson are two former Black Bear baseball players performing at the AA league level.
In other Maine news …
Susan Collins calls it a ‘badge of honor’ after Russia sanctions her
Paul LePage opposes wind-energy farm that would be sited about 30 miles off Maine coast
Bangor man arrested for attempted robbery
Influx of $21 million could finish cleanup at Brooksville mine
Fire damages cottage next to Prospect Harbor Lighthouse
The Ghost of Paul Revere headlining Arootsakoostik music festival’s return
South Portland says leash law petition fell short of goal
Judge dismisses York’s lawsuit in border dispute with neighbor
Versant customers will see small rate decrease in July
America’s scallop harvest projected to decline again in 2022
Whale entanglements have dropped but still remain a major threat, feds say
A cat lost in Maine is on his way back to his home state of Texas