1. Governor LePage created a stir when he told an audience in Orono that 900 jobs would be cut “down south in northern Massachusetts.” He said he was sworn to secrecy about the company’s identity, creating alarm and speculation. LePage clarified yesterday that it’s actually two companies that’ll account for the cuts and that the cuts will come in the “next couple of months.” (WMTW)
2. A proposal to raise the minimum legal age to buy tobacco products in Portland from 18 to 21 drew modest support at a preliminary hearing yesterday. The City Council’s Health and Human Services Committee moved the proposal forward after hearing testimony that nearly 90 percent of adult smokers started before they were 18 years old, according to the U.S. Surgeon General. (PH)
3. The first ever Varsity Maine Awards will take place April 27 at USM. This event will be an unprecedented high school sports awards ceremony hosted by Spose and Erin Ovalle with music provided by Hot1047Maine! Check out the nominations and get your tickets now – Press Herald
4. Scrabble Day. This day is best celebrated by playing a game of scrabble with someone you like and engaging in a friendly battle of words and wits.
5. The NBA Regular Season comes to an end today. Two things to watch… (1) End of an Era. Kobe’s last game. #MAMBADAY (2) The Warriors go for 73. Golden State looking to break the 95-96 Chicago Bulls regular season wins record.
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