The Maine CDC reports 218 new cases of COVID-19. The state will see a significant drop in the allotment of Johnson & Johnson vaccine doses this week, which will affect independent medical providers, some independent pharmacies, and EMS clinicians. CDC officials say it will not affect the recently announced mobile vaccination lab.

A Skowhegan man is facing federal charges after allegedly lying in order to receive a $60,000 loan from the Paycheck Protection Program, that was to be used for his business, Global Disruptive Technologies. WABI-TV reports Nathan Reardon allegedly used it for personal gain, including: going on a shopping spree; donating some to a Florida church; and paying a veterinary bill. Reardon is charged with bank fraud and attempted wire fraud in a national emergency.

The University of Maine Black Bears suffered a great loss on Friday when the men’s ice hockey coach died suddenly. Official say Coach Dennis ‘Red’ Gendron suffered a sudden medical event, while at the Penobscot Valley County Club. Gendron was an assistant coach under Shawn Walsh, when the team won the NCAA national championships and, after leaving to work with other teams, returned as head coach in 2013.

Hannaford has issued a recall for their in-store chicken tenders, sold between April 3rd and 9th. The recall involves stores in Brewer, Auburn, Bridgton, Portland, Standish, Topsham, and Waterville and was issued because the label does not contain soy as an ingredient, which could affect people with allergies. Customers who bought the tenders can return them to a Hannaford for a complete refund.

A group of car enthusiasts plans to meet up every other week, to raise donations for people in need. The plan is to switch out the benefactors each week, starting last week with the Bangor Area Homeless Shelter. Find more information on the Bangor Car Meets Facebook page.  

People are invited to take part in a community yard sale event Friday, April 23rd, in Southwest Harbor. There’s no fee for signing up, and organizers say some tables and canopies will be available. Anyone interested in setting up a sale site should contact organizers through the Community Yard Sale Facebook page.

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