1. President Biden will call for free preschool for all three- and four-year-old children, as part of his American Families Plan. The investment would benefit 5 million children and save the average family $13,000. (PRESS HERALD)
2. The U.S. tops 32.1 million covid-19 cases with more than 573,000 related deaths. The Maine CDC reported 5 new deaths and 425 new cases on Monday bringing Maine’s death toll to 777 with 119 Mainers currently hospitalized. (WMTW)
3. Gov. Janet Mills announced Tuesday that the state is removing the requirement that people wear masks in outdoor settings. New CDC guidance stated that people who are fully vaccinated do not need to wear masks outdoors unless in crowded areas. (WMTW)
4. Sophie Jamison, a USM student who goes by the name “Sophie Lightning” on TikTok with 1.8 million followers just scored her dream gig as Nerf’s Chief Tik Tok Officer. Jamison embraced Nerf when she was a high school freshman, after a bleeding disorder forced her to quit contact sports. (WGME)
5. Hot Radio Maine’s Beach Trip with Erica Banks is June 3rd OUTSIDE on Hampton Beach at Bernie’s Beach Bar featuring DJ Jon with special guests Sydney and Brit Martin. Tickets on sale Friday at 10am. Get them now with the presale code BEACHTRIP – hotradiomaine.com
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