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Today is Wednesday. Temperatures will be in the mid-70s to low-80s, with plenty of sunshine throughout the state. Find out here what the weather will be like for the rest of the day. Here’s the latest information on gasoline prices in Maine. Here’s what we’re talking about in Maine today.

Another Mainer has died and another 466 cases of coronavirus have been reported statewide, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention. That brings the statewide death toll to 2,413 as of Tuesday morning. Check our tracker for more information.

The Bangor Public Health Department began vaccinating children under the age of 5 against COVID-19 on Tuesday following the recent federal government approval of vaccines for the youngest age group.

Food and Drug Administration advisers met on Tuesday to discuss how best to protect Americans from a possible mutation of the coronavirus this fall. Updated booster shots that protect against the omicron variant might offer a solution.

More homes worth a million dollars or more are selling in Maine than ever before, even in communities that have never seen them.

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, real estate transfer records show.

Boarding houses will now be allowed to operate in Bangor after the town council voted to pass an ordinance on Monday night following months of debate.

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The market will feature a selection of snacks, soft drinks, beer, wine and basic grocery items, personal care items and other miscellaneous items.

Friends of Dakin Pool plans to raise funds to create scholarships for lifeguards to help attract more students and avoid shortages.

Coca-Cola’s move ensures the company‘s continued presence in Près Isle and will allow a local farm equipment business to grow.

AR Gould will offer Mars Hill primary care staff positions in the system and absorb patients into his other practices.

Deaths in Acadia are not unknown, but are extremely rare, averaging one or two a year for decades.

Nicholas Patrick Hendrix, 35, was the second Mainer charged with participating in the Capitol insurrection.

Catch up on the panel hearing from Tuesday, January 6:

The Maine chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America filed enough signatures to secure a list of progressive economic proposals, including an increase in the minimum wage to $18 an hour, in the November ballot.

“There are so many things to do that I think are essential for everyone in Maine. Abortion affects little,” said the former governor.

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“We shouldn’t let Washington try to push Maine down a different path,” he said. “We already have a yellow flag law that works.”

Learn more about Bruce Poliquin: Bruce Poliquin Calls Late Abortion ‘Horrible’ But Won’t Say If He’d Support Federal Ban

Tuala Leafsong started with a compact camera just five years ago, but is now branching out into wedding and portrait photography.

Chris Bec and Cody Laweryson are two former Black Bear baseball players who performed at the AA league level.

In other Maine news…

Susan Collins calls it a ‘badge of honour’ after Russia sanctions her

Paul LePage opposes a wind farm that would be located about 30 miles off the coast of Maine

Bangor man arrested for attempted robbery

$21 million contribution could complete Brooksville mine cleanup

Fire damages cottage next to Prospect Harbor Lighthouse

The Ghost of Paul Revere to headline return of Arootsakoostik music festival

South Portland says leash law petition failed to achieve its purpose

Judge dismisses York lawsuit in border dispute with neighbor

Versant customers will see a slight drop in rates in July

US scallop harvest expected to decline further in 2022

Whale entanglements have declined but remain a major threat, says feds

A cat lost in Maine is on its way back to its home state of Texas

Maine gardeners wage war on slugs

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