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

Maine weather for your area from Maine.gov.

Maine has 494 active cases of CV-19. 2,856  of the total of 3,460 in Maine are recovered and Maine has seen 110 deaths according to WABI.

Gov Mills has issued a mandate “regarding the enforcement of face coverings in certain parts” of Maine and extended the civil emergency until August according to WABI.

The head of the MECDC says he wants to see kids back in school this fall but knows that there is no one answer for every situation according to WABI.

A Madison woman was arrested for hitting a family member in the head with a baseball bat on the 4th of July according to WABI.

Pres Trump said that schools may lose funding if they do not open in the fall according to WABI.

Because of COVID-19, Bar Harbor is canceling cruise ship visits for the rest of this year according to centralmaine.com.

Maine is rewording the question going to Maine voters about CMP’s transmission line project according to centralmaine.com.

Officials are looking for the identity of a body that washed onshore in Downeast according to centralmaine.com.

There is a  new petition on bear baiting practices in Maine according to centralmaine.com.

Last night's thunderstorms downed trees, cut power, and started fires in Maine according to WGME.

Jordans Furniture will be opening soon in South Portland and this store will include a ropes course according to WGME.

A survey of thousands of Maine State Employees found most would rather work at home or have a home/office work arrangement according to centralmaine.com. Only 5% said they wanted to return to their office full-time.