A Maine lawmaker is asking Governor Paul LePage to use his executive power to let lawmakers carry concealed weapons in the Statehouse. Rep. Richard Cebra wrote a letter to LePage after a gunman opened fire on Republican lawmakers during a baseball practice in Virginia. WGME-TV reports that the legislator from Naples wrote that he and others feel defenseless at a time of "increased possibility that elected officials could become targets.

The latest tick-borne illness surfacing in Maine is the Powassan virus, that can cause flu-like symptoms and, in some rare cases, brain swelling that could lead to neurological disorders. Dr. Jonathan Busko of St. Joseph’s hospital told us that, for many, this rare virus will play itself out, but for some it could become a real problem. You can hear our full interview with Dr. Busko this Sunday morning, on “Maine Concerns.

The State of Maine is once again giving Dads a Father’s Day gift by inviting everyone into the state’s parks for free. All vehicles with Maine plates, whether they contain a Dad or not, will be admitted into many of Maine’s state parks free of charge on Sunday, with a few exceptions like Acadia National park.

The Blistered Fingers Bluegrass Festival is in full swing in Litchfield with plenty of music and fun all weekend long. The festival happens twice a year, in June and again in August. For more information, log onto blistered fingers dot com.

A cycling clinic is being held in Bangor tomorrow that will offer a day of adaptive cycling for people ages 4 and up with physical disabilities. The event is being put on by Maine Adaptive and Slipping Gears Cycling and will be held from 10 to 2 at the Bangor City Forest. For more information about the cycling event on Saturday and a volunteer training clinic being held tonight, log onto Maine Adaptive dot org.

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