Gun Rally in Augusta, Recreational Marijuana and Other Things You Need to Know Today
Here are the things you need to know today......
Waterville Mayor Nick Isgro called out at reporters during a public appearance. US News posted the questions came after a City Council budget workshop. He said reports about him are "fake news." (More from the BDN)
Organizers are encouraging gun rights supporters to bring unloaded rifles to rallies at state capitols across the United States this weekend to counter a recent wave of student-led protests against gun violence...but NOT in Maine. Centralmaine.com reports the Capital Complex is a gun-free zone, and guns are not permitted on the premises. Rallies are planned in 45 states including Maine .
The Maine House has approved the latest bill on regulating recreational marijuana. WGME reports the Senate is due today on the bill to create a regulatory structure for the sale of recreational marijuana.
The entrance fee for Acadia National Park ( and more than a dozen other popular national parks) is up year. WMTW reports it go from the current $25 to $30 for a vehicle and annual passes for Acadia National Park will increase from $50 to $55.
It's a sure sign of spring at Acadia National Park: The carriage paths are closed for "mud season." US News posted closing them prevents damage and repairs to the historic carriage paths.
School officials say 6 kids in Sanford have been diagnosed with whooping cough. WMTW reports there were four reported cases. The Maine Centers for Disease Control says the state has one of the highest rates of pertussis in the country.