Today is Tuesday. Temperatures will be in the mid-70s to low 80s from north to south, with a chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms throughout 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
The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention will release the latest COVID-19 data by 9:30 a.m. Check out our tracker for more information.
U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, a 1st District Democrat, said Monday she tested positive for COVID-19, making her the last member of Maine’s congressional delegation to be infected with the virus. She is currently feeling mild symptoms.
The quickly changing coronavirus has spawned yet another super contagious omicron mutant that’s worrying scientists as it gains ground in India and pops up in numerous other countries, including the United States.
Even after being treated for Lyme, Mainers are still blaming their symptoms on tick bites
For a while, Mare Rackliff’s treatment worked. But the symptoms returned not long after she was done with the antibiotics.
Bangor stop gives cruise ship passengers a more ‘genuine’ experience of Maine life
Bangor is like any of the other tourist destinations cruise ship passengers will visit. It’s a working town, with a unique history.
All 3 bridges connecting Bangor and Brewer will be repaired over next few years
Combined, it will cost an estimate $5.7 million to repair the three bridges spanning the Penobscot.
In a state where few mayors govern, Portland wants to make its much stronger
Portland’s charter amendment would allow the mayor to veto legislation, propose the city’s budget and enact executive orders.
Embattled chancellor gets at least 1 more year running Maine’s university system
Dannel Malloy’s future has been a topic of speculation in recent weeks following the bungled search for a new president of the University of Maine at Augusta
Water at 3 Hancock County schools has some of the highest levels of PFAS in Maine
Mount Desert Island High School, Brooklin Elementary School and Deer-Isle Stonington High School have some of Maine’s highest levels of PFAS so far discovered in Maine’s public water systems and schools.
Maine’s opioid response held up as a model despite worsening crisis
Maine was cited as a leader in responding to the opioid crisis, an accolade that came against the grim backdrop of rising overdose deaths.
Maine astronomers have been waiting a lifetime to see the universe’s origins
On Tuesday morning, NASA will share the first images from its newest space-viewing apparatus, the James Webb Space Telescope.
Federal report on Maine National Guard’s handling of sexual assault expected early fall
It is one of two outside investigations born from intense public scrutiny and augments a new state advisory board tasked with making its own recommendations.
Husson wants to help Maine replace wave of retiring game wardens
Husson’s conservation law program aims to prepare students for jobs policing and conserving natural resources.
Orono native with 40 years’ experience in American Legion baseball ‘not surprised’ by its decline
Other sports have been pulling kids from American Legion baseball including summer lacrosse, soccer, football, hockey and basketball.
Caleb Manuel will defend his Maine Amateur Golf tourney title this week
The 103rd annual tournament will have 66 golfers teeing off on a 6,100-yard, par-71 layout which will be hosting the men’s event for the first time ever.
In other Maine news …
A Maine jail recorded hundreds of an attorney’s calls. He wants to know why.
Former Portland mayor will get new trial to appeal eviction
Bangor father charged with child endangerment after locking his infant in a hot car
Man accused of assault that left Windham prison inmate dead
Aroostook man sentenced to 9 months in prison for unlawful sexual contact
Man flown to Bangor hospital after being stabbed in neck
Somerville man dies from injuries after motorcycle crash
Old Orchard Beach names 1st woman to lead its police force
You still have a chance to rent and rehabilitate this historic Down East home
Angus King’s role in the Democratic filibuster debate
Weed-killer chemical linked to cancer found in most samples of Americans’ pee
Scientists tracking 12-foot white shark in southern Maine waters
Ben Guite calls decision to leave Maine Mariners ‘gut wrenching’