Here is a collection of the things you need to know today.....

Maine weather for your area from Maine.gov.

Maine starts the day with 435 active cases of COVID-19. 3,847 of the 4,414 cases recovered. There have been 132 deaths according to WABI.

Gov Mills signed an order to allow, among other things,  drop boxes and clerks to deal with those absentee ballots earlier to handle the expected participation in the November election according to WABI.

$10.4M will be going to almost 100 Maine nursing homes to combat COVID-19 according to WABI.

The inn in Millinocket that hosted the wedding connected to 87 cases of CV-19 has now had its business license suspended according to  WABI.

IDEXX mobile lab is set up in Augusta to expand testing according to WABI.

Abbott Lab is hiring over 1,000 people to make the COVID-19 $5 rapid test according to WABI.

Unemployment claims are down slightly for two weeks in a row for Maine according to WABI.

The MPA voted to allow school sports, now the schools are looking for additional guidance from the state and the CDC before a decision is made according to WGME.

More details from the standoff earlier this week in Waterville from centralmaine.com.

UMA’s Erskine Hall for dorm students has opened according to centralmaine.com. It is located next to the fire station in Hallowell.

The aftermath of Hurricane Laura according to weather.com.

The final night from the Republican National Convention according to CNN and FOX and BBC.

Researchers will live stream their exploration of a Massachusetts shipwreck from 1898 according to US News.Celtics, Bruins and Sox off yesterday, Sox play today, Saturday, Sunday and the Burins game is postponed.