The Maine CDC reports 72 new cases of COVID-19 statewide and 2 additional deaths. Governor Janet Mills announced this week that 70% of Maine residents, ages 12 and over, have received at least their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, surpassing President Biden’s goal of achieving that before the 4th of July. Maine is currently the second best state in the nation in the percentage of residents who are fully vaccinated.

Human remains found in Caribou over the weekend have been positively identified as Kurtis Madore. The Chief Medical Examiner says a cause of death has not been determined, because of the state of the remains, but there’s no evidence of foul play. Madore went missing in June of 2019.

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Two people from Knox are facing charges after their 3-year-old child was found alone in a Rockland parking lot. Police posted a picture of the child on their social media account, and that led them to the parents, Paul mahonen Jr and Nicole Caven-Gardner in a nearby hotel room. The couple had a large amount of  cocaine and fentanyl and were taken to jail, while the child was given medical attention for exposure to illegal drugs.

The Maine Department of Transportation will hold the first of two drive-thru job fairs this afternoon, for several openings for heavy vehicle and equipment technicians at the Fleet Garage in Augusta. Job seekers should bring their resumes to 66 Industrial Drive in Augusta between 4 and 7 today.

Three Maine schools have been chosen to receive $100,000 fitness centers, through the nationwide Don’t Quit campaign. Governor Mills and Jake Steinfeld of Body by Jake announced the winners this week, including Deer Isle-Stonington Elementary School in Deer Isle, Gorham Middle School in Gorham, ad SeDoMoCha School in Dover-Foxcroft. The fitness centers are being funded through corporate sponsors, while the equipment will be covered by Fitness in Motion.

Once again, car enthusiasts will gather with the group Bangor Car Meets to benefit a local charity. This week’s family friendly event will start at 6:00 Saturday evening in the parking lot where Sears used to be located in Bangor Mall. It’s free to take part, but any donations will be given to the Bangor Area Homeless Shelter.

LOOK: Here are the 50 best beach towns in America

Every beach town has its share of pluses and minuses, which got us thinking about what makes a beach town the best one to live in. To find out, Stacker consulted data from WalletHub, released June 17, 2020, that compares U.S. beach towns. Ratings are based on six categories: affordability, weather, safety, economy, education and health, and quality of life. The cities ranged in population from 10,000 to 150,000, but they had to have at least one local beach listed on TripAdvisor. Read the full methodology here. From those rankings, we selected the top 50. Readers who live in California and Florida will be unsurprised to learn that many of towns featured here are in one of those two states.

Keep reading to see if your favorite beach town made the cut.

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