Here is a collection of the things you need to know today.....

Maine has 281 new cases of COVID-19 added to the total of 29,298. There are now 432 deaths in Maine from COVID-19 according to WABI.  190 Mainers are in the hospital; 57 in critical care and 21 people are on ventilators.

A small protest was held on Saturday outside of the State House, they were protesting against the mask mandates and restrictions due to COVID-19 according to WABI.

All of the extensions on business you needed to do with the Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles are no longer in effect according to centralmaine.com. Deadlines were reinstated last year for those items that are able to be done online or in your city or town office.

Even after the vaccine, there are still factors to consider before visiting with loved ones and resuming ‘normal’ interactions according to WMTW.

There are more wells being identified in Fairfield as having ‘forever chemicals’ according to centralmaine.com.

Gov Mills has submitted a new $8.4B state budget according to centralmaine.com.

While President Trump has said it will not be attending Joe Biden’s inauguration; Vice President Mike Pence will attend according to WMTW.

Lawmakers in Washington are looking at the impeachment of President Trump and there is still talk of invoicing the 25th amendment according to CNN.

Boys & Girls Club of Kennebec Valley in Gardiner met is $1M funding raising goal to trigger a match for $1M, the work on the new building that will fund should start in the spring according to centralmaine.com.

Winthrop is looking for more grants to help further the improvements are Norcross Point according to centralmaine.com.

Local, College, Professional sports scoreboard:
PGA is finding a new location for a tournament too held at a Trump golf club.
NFL is getting ready for its divisional playoffs.
Celtics play Tuesday and Bruins play Thursday.


 


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