Power crews will be out again today, restoring electricity to Mainers who lost it during yesterday’s storm. As of 4:00 this morning, just over 1,000 Emera Maine and 13 thousand CMP customers were still without power. Utility officials remind Mainers to stay away from downed lines and leave clearing trees from the lines to the professionals.

Students in the Bethel-area school district will be in class an extra hour for the next month to make up for the time lost because of snow days. So far, the district has lost nine days to bad weather, and adding an hour to each day for the next 25 days, will gain back five of them. This way, the students won’t still have to be in school in late June.

The director of DHHS says he welcomes a review of the way the state handles child abuse complaints, in the wake of the beating death of 10-year-old Marissa Kennedy. Commissioner Ricker Hamilton told Maine Public that the agency is conducting an internal review of the case.

An open house to discuss the next phase of reconstruction work on Route 3 will be held next week in Bar Harbor. DOT officials are hoping folks will show up at the Bar harbor town office Tuesday afternoon at 3 to discuss the reconstruction of Route 3 below Crooked Road. Find more information on the project at the Maine DOT website.

Two teens from Glenburn are hoping to win some money when their video of some wintertime antics gets shown on America’s Funniest Videos. About a year ago, the boys were joking around in a snowstorm, when one of them fell into a huge snowbank. When his friend went to help him out, he also got sucked in, up to his neck. A third friend just happened to be filming the whole thing.

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