Things You Need to Know Today: Augusta Moving Ahead with New Yard Sale Rules
Here are the things you need to know today......
The city of Augusta is moving ahead with new rules for yard sales. According to centralmaine.com, the Augusta city councilors will hear the first of the two required reading this Thursday.
The Winslow Agricultural Commission is a first of its kind commission in Maine to help farmers say in business by helping with property taxes. According to centralmaine.com, in exchange the land needs to farmland for 20 years.
From the Associated Press:
The prospects for bigger paychecks and marijuana social clubs could tempt Maine's younger voters to come to the polls, potentially providing winning margins in tight races on Election Day. Questions on raising the minimum wage or legalizing the recreational use of marijuana are on the Nov. 8 ballot in Maine and 11 other states.
Four states are considering tougher gun laws in next month's election. The ballot questions in Maine, California, Nevada and Washington reflect the growing power and deep pockets of gun-control supporters. They are outspending opponents in hopes that the vote will show wide support for background checks and other measures.
Maine's season for hunting deer with firearms kicks off on Saturday with "resident only" day. The season resumes today (Oct 31) and lasts until Nov. 26. Meanwhile, the season for pursuing bears with the use of hunting dogs ended on Friday.
Maine schools will receive more than $1.5 million in federal grants to try to help boost high school graduation rates and narrow achievement gaps. U.S. Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King announced the School Improvement Grants, which they say will help transform Maine public schools that need the most support.
The FBI has obtained a warrant to begin reviewing newly discovered emails in the Hillary Clinton email server investigation. A law enforcement official says the emails were discovered during an unrelated sexting investigation of Anthony Weiner, a former New York congressman and the estranged husband of longtime Clinton aide Huma Abedin.
Italy's Civil Protection agency says it expects to help about 3,000 residents overnight in the central and southern part of the country following the latest tremor. Sunday morning's quake was 6.6 in magnitude and was centered in the mountains of central Italy. There or more people sleeping in their own tents, cars and campers, or have found other places to stay. Numerous tremors have following an Aug. 24 quake that killed nearly 300 people.
The World Series will be moving back to Cleveland. Aroldis Chapman got eight outs in the longest relief appearance of his career and the Chicago Cubs held off the Indians 3-2 Sunday night, cutting the Tribe's lead in the Series 3-2. The Cubs won a Series game at Wrigley Field for the first time since in 1945. They'll try to extend their season in Game 6 at Cleveland Tuesday night when Chicago right-hander Jake Arrieta faces Josh Tomlin.