Today is Tuesday. Temperatures will be in the mid-70s to low 80s, with partly sunny skies across the state during the day and rain moving in tonight. 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
The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported no new COVID-19 data on Monday because of the holiday. The latest COVID-19 data should be reported by 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. The statewide case count stands at 270,331 and the death toll stands at 2,419. Check out our tracker for more information.
Maine lawyer who won right to same-sex marriage says that decision is secure despite threat after Roe
Overturning that decision would upend the guarantee that all Americans are entitled to liberty and force people into second-class citizenship, Mary Bonauto said.
Minorities in Maine are less likely to own a home than elsewhere
The biggest disparity is for Black Mainers, who only have a homeownership rate of 25 percent, the seventh lowest in the nation.
Why 2 couples from opposite ends of the country are moving to Maine
There are more on the way, closing deals, making calls and scheduling moves for a new life in Vacationland.
Newcomers are flocking to this once-sleepy Bangor suburb
A total of 196 residential properties have been sold in Glenburn since March 2020.
Maine students seize opportunity to attend community college for free
While a handful of states offer free community college, the temporary program is a first for Maine.
High gas prices forcing Mainers to change their outdoor plans this summer
Some recreationists have abandoned their activities completely, while others are making concessions to save money.
Why there’s still PFAS in your burger wrapper after Maine banned the chemicals from food packaging
By the time the ban on PFAS in food packaging takes effect — if it takes effect, because final rules on the matter will need legislative approval — it might make little difference given other moves to limit use of the chemicals.
Maine’s new sports betting market may be without industry’s biggest names
That is in part because of the revenue structure designed to benefit the tribes and Maine’s status as a small state.
Maine forest plants I was surprised to learn were edible
These six wild edibles are just a small percentage of the many edible species of plants that grow in Maine’s woods.
In other Maine news …
Bangor celebrates Fourth of July with return of parade through downtown
Summer crowds return to Bar Harbor for Fourth but bring new challenges
The 500 projects Maine’s congressional delegation wants to fund with earmarks
Winterport man paralyzed in crash sues hospital, claiming medication caused him to fall asleep
Nathan Reardon to plead guilty to bank fraud
Missing Augusta family of 5 found safe
Inmate found dead at York County Jail
Special development council has been bringing big businesses to Presque Isle for 60 years