Over 70,000 Mainers were without power just before dawn this morning, due to high wind gusts taking down tree limbs. Crews are out, working to restore power and residents are reminded to let the professionals clear the lines. Drivers should avoid distractions this morning and watch for debris in the roadway.

Two scary situations at area high schools resulted in students being arrested yesterday. In Newport, a student is charged with terrorizing after allegedly putting a note on a bathroom mirror, warning that someone was going to shoot up the school. And in Bangor, a student was arrested for allegedly bringing marijuana and a stolen handgun to class.

A Minot woman with a loaded gun was stopped by TSA agents at Portland International Jetport, and told officials she forgot she had the gun,that was tucked into an outer pocket of her purse. Guns are allowed on airplanes, but only if they’re unloaded and locked, and packed in luggage that’s checked into the baggage hold.

Governor Janet Mills is reminding Mainers that open enrollment for health insurance under the Affordable Car Act begins on Friday. Residents can get more information about their options on a new website.

Firearm season for deer gets underway this weekend, with Saturday designated a ‘residents only’ day. Hunter’s breakfasts are planned around the state, including one in Old Town at Riverfront Park. From 5 to 10, the Old Town Rotary Club will serve up eggs, ham, and all the fixin’s, all to support the club’s charitable work.


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