Today is Wednesday. Temperatures will be in the high 60s to low 80s from north to south, with rain eventually giving way to partly or mostly sunny skies. 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 will release the latest COVID-19 case data from over the long holiday weekend by 9:30 a.m. The cumulative statewide case count stands at 270,331 and the death toll stands at 2,424. Check out our tracker for more information.
Janet Mills blocks Maine from aiding conservative states’ abortion probes
The order prohibits state agencies from cooperating with another state’s investigation into a health care provider for delivering abortion care in Maine.
PLUS: It’s not clear if companies will be able to — legally — cover travel costs for employees seeking abortion care while protecting their privacy and keeping them safe from prosecution.
Concerts at Bangor Waterfront venue will be more comfortable this summer
Saturday’s concertgoers found new tiers of seating, an additional entrance and exit, and, perhaps most importantly, permanent bathrooms replaced the old portable toilets.
It may be harder to relieve yourself at Maine festivals this summer
Gummed-up supply chains, skyrocketing demand, and labor shortages have made portable toilets tough to find in Maine.
Maine airports dodge the worst of summer travel nightmares
The Portland International Jetport had 13 cancellations out of the 412 flights scheduled over the four-day weekend.
High gas prices stunt Maine’s July 4 travel rebound
Portland along with much of the rest of the coast — including popular tourist spots at Boothbay and Mount Desert Island — saw a slight decline in traffic compared with last year.
New owners will transform historic Masonic Temple in Dover-Foxcroft into housing and retail
A 2003 study mentions the Masonic Temple as a strong focal point in town, noting “every effort should be made to revitalize and restore this building as a historic downtown element.”
New sushi, pizza and Filipino eats among Greater Portland’s future food offerings
There’s plenty of room on Greater Portland’s menu for one more bite of scrumptious restaurant goodness.
Bangor-area high school girls are getting a hockey team of their own
The girls hockey team presents an opportunity for girls to play for their school that doesn’t involve them joining the boys team.
If you see a loon do this, leave it alone
It’s important to recognize the key signs that indicate you might be disturbing the majestic loon.
Nathan Reardon admits to fraudulently obtaining pandemic loan
Nathan Reardon, 44, was the first Mainer charged with lying to obtain a COVID-19 pandemic loan for businesses.
Postal worker sues Bangor couple over injuries from dog bite
Wayne M. Robbins, 64, says the 2020 dog bite to his left hand permanently injured his forefinger.
More Maine doctors and nurses are seeking substance use and mental health treatment
Amid the pandemic, more doctors, nurses and others in health care received help. The uptick reflects the increase in substance use overall.
Mainers are more frequently overdosing from drugs this year
There has been an average of 800 drug overdoses and 53 deaths a month in Maine between January and May.
ALSO: Fatal overdoses in Portland for 2022 have already surpassed last year’s number
Mainer to take helm of Nordic Aquafarms as longtime leaders step down
Brenda Chandler, who has served as Nordic Aquafarms’ chief financial officer for more than 3 years, has been appointed interim chief executive officer.
In other Maine news …
Search underway for 2 missing Bangor teens
Portland police attacked while aiding gunshot victim
Man accused of setting fire to Farmington general store in 2017
Woman died from drug overdose at York County Jail
Most $850 relief checks have now gone out to Mainers
An Aroostook potato plant is aiming to run off 50 percent solar power in the near future
Former Bath Iron Works president takes job with Canadian shipbuilder
Maine seal deaths may be linked to bird flu, feds say
Former Lobster Bowl Classic champion makes his head coach debut for East team
UMaine cross country and track coach retires from 25-year career after accepting buyout
UFC president Dana White wows crowd at Presque Isle restaurant