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

WEATHER:   Maine weather for your area from Maine.gov.

NEWS: 

About 14,000 CMP customers and 24,000 Emera Maine customers are starting the day without power. (3:30am)

An appeal is expected after a judge rules the voter approval of  CMP’s transmission line project according to US News.

Maine’s Bicentennial Parade is now scheduled for August 15th and the Statehood Day Ceremony is now scheduled for September 27th according to US News.

It is springtime in Maine and there is a threat of flooding, Front Street in Hallowell and Augusta was closed last night for that possibility according to centralmaine.com.

The Trek Across Maine will still happen in June, but will happen virtually according to WGME.

Johnson Hall in Gardiner has won a grant that will help to pay for exterior repairs and upgrades according to centralmaine.com.

COVID-19:  COVID-19 world map from John Hopkins University

County by county coronavirus count from centralmaine.com.

COVID-19 updates from Newscenter.

Maine is starting today with 698 cases of COVID-19 and 19 deaths, 273 have recovered. 350 of those cases are in Cumberland and York Counties, Kennebec County now has 78 cases according to WABI.

Maine has not seen a big surge in COVID-19 hospital patients and the number of Maine cases have grown slower than the national average according to WMTW.

Maine lawmakers having growing concerns with BIW remaining open as COVID-19 numbers grow in Maine according to WGME.

President Trump said he will be the one to decided when restrictions are lifted and not the state governors according to centralmaine.com.