Police have not released the cause of death for Ana Cordeiro of Hartford, but have charged her long-time live-in boyfriend, Rondon Athayde with murder. The couple’s two young children are now under the care of DHHS. Cordeiro and Athayde are originally from Brazil and had moved to Maine from Miami two years ago.

One half of the Maine comedy duo Bert and I has died at his home in Quebec. Bob Bryan and the late Marshall Dodge created their Downeast humor in a dorm room at Yale University and their comedy routines created many regional sayings like ‘You can’t get there from here.’ Bryan was 87 years old

A judge has thrown out a lawsuit filed by Representative Bruce Poliquin, asking that the ranked choice voting system be declared unconstitutional. The incumbent who lost the election in a runoff with Representative Jared Golden also asked that he be declared the winner or that a new election be held. A recount of the District 2 ballots is expected to be completed as early as next week.

What is believed to be Maine’s first medical marijuana convenience store opened in Portland this week. Adults with a medical card and government-issued ID will be able to buy cannabis-infused gummies, tinctures, and smoke-able marijuana from Atlantic Farms Gas N Grass. The store will also offer gas and traditional convenience store snacks.

A new cancer support center in Brewer is looking for an artist to paint a mural in the children’s playroom. The Barbara Sosman Center is located on Rudman Road, behind the Bangor-Brewer bowling lanes, and offers support, networking, and education to cancer patients and their families. Find more information on the Facebook page for the Barbara Sosman Support Center.