1. The U.S. tops 32.9 million covid-19 cases with more than 586,000 related deaths. The Maine CDC reported one new death and 199 new cases on Monday bringing Maine’s death toll to 803 with 110 Mainers hospitalized. More than 47% of Mainers are fully vaccinated. (WMTW)
2. Ian Carr of West Bath was arrested and charged with one count of endangering the welfare of a child after being shot by his 2-year-old son. The 2-year-old found a Glock 9mm on a nightstand and fired it in his parents’ bedroom while they were asleep, hitting his mother in the leg and Carr in the back of the head. Police say a 3-month-old infant was also in the room. (WGME)
3. On Sunday, Erin French made donating to Waldo County Bounty the suggested first step in the process of trying to get a reservation at The Lost Kitchen in Freedom. Less than 24 hours later, donations to the group far exceeded $100,000 — and the funds continue to roll in. (BDN)
4. Organizers of Portland Pride announced that for the second year in a row, the parade, festival and other in-person events would not be held. Bar Harbor’s Pride Festival is set for June 11-13. Bangor’s annual Pride Parade will be held on June 26. L/A Pride has postponed their celebration in Lewiston and Auburn. (BDN)
5. Hot Radio Maine’s Beach Trip with Erica Banks (Made Hot In Maine by Partners Bank) is June 3rd OUTSIDE on Hampton Beach at Bernie’s Beach Bar featuring DJ Jon with special guests Sydney and Brit Martin. Just added a special appearance by BIA performing Whole Lotta Money… Tickets on sale NOW.
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