Trista Reynolds wants to serve her daughter, Ayla’s, father with legal papers connected to a wrongful death lawsuit, but since he moved to California, no one can find him. The then-20-month-old girl vanished while staying with her father in 2011, and is presumed dead. Reynolds has asked a judge for more time to serve the papers to Justin DiPietro and is asking for the public’s help locating him.

Whether or not to require vaccinations for school children was the topic of a debate in the state house yesterday, as dozens of supporters and opponents filled the halls. Lawmakers will now decide whether to end non-medical exemptions for routine childhood vaccines required by schools and certain healthcare facilities.

An annual dental clinic in Machias will return April 8th to the 13th, with the chance for children to get no-cost cleanings and complete dental care. Adults will be also seen but on a walk-in, first-come-first-served basis. Find more information on the Machias Dental Clinic Facebook page.

The weather’s cooperating for this year’s maple syrup industry, with warmer days and chilly nights. Maple producers are gearing up for Maine Maple Sunday, when they’ll invite the public into their sugar houses to learn how the syrup is made and taste the treats. Find a complete list of producers taking part on the Maine Maple Producers website.

Registration is open for Color Bangor, a fun 5K through Bangor that includes the spraying of colored cornstarch at several points along the course. All the proceeds from the May 11th event benefit the American Folk Festival. Find more information and take advantage of the cheapest registration price before the end of the month on the American Folk Festival website.

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