Opioid Rx Down 13% in Maine, Ticonic Project First Steps and Other Things You Need to Know Today and Other Things You Need to Know Today
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The Rockport Town Office reopened this week following a ransomware attack. The Portland Press Herald reports municipal servers were infected with the virus they needed to rebuild the servers and restore the encrypted data. No data was stolen in the attack. Officials didn't pay the ransom.
Another wave of student walkouts is expected to disrupt classes Friday at hundreds of schools across the U.S. as young activists press for tougher gun laws on the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting according to US News.
A national health report released this week indicates opioid prescribing has fallen over 13% in Maine last year, the sixth steepest drop in the nation. A strict prescribing law was fully implemented in Maine in 2017 after being passed in 2016 posted US News.
Waterville officials have approved up to $15,000 to move "The Ticonic" from The Concourse to RiverWalk. Crews started the work yesterday to see how it was installed and said it will be moved before June according to US News.
The Maine DHHS is warning Mainers that the department has received a report that someone is impersonating a DHHS Child Protective Services Caseworker. According to a release from the Department, the incident was an isolated one in Southern Maine.
According to a report in the Sun Journal, three teenagers have been arrested in connection with a large fight that broke out in the parking lot of Sapphire Night Club in Auburn on April 17. At this point the club will no longer be hosting Chem-Free nights.