1. The Dow Jones Industrial Average tumbled nearly 1,200 points on Thursday, triggered by growing anxiety over the coronavirus. It was the worst one-day drop for U.S. stocks since 2011. The market is on track for the worst week since the October 2008 crash that set off that year’s global financial crisis. (AP NEWS)
2. Northern Light Mercy Hospital announced Thursday that a team of local developers has been selected to convert its 78-year-old hospital building in Portland’s West End neighborhood into range of housing for all income levels. The announcement came two days after Mercy received approval to expand and consolidate all of its operations on its more modern Fore River campus. (PRESS HERALD)
3. The UMaine College Republicans group that inflamed tensions on campus last fall with a Facebook post condemning Maine’s adoption of Indigenous Peoples Day and later inviting a controversial right-wing speaker can no longer officially claim the “UMaine College Republicans” name. Instead, another group of UMaine students last month filed papers to take over the group’s name. (BANGOR DAILY NEWS)
4. Starting Yesterday Panera is offering an unlimited coffee subscription service. You pay 8.99 a month plus tax and receive unlimited access to coffee at Panera locations across the country. Iced coffee and hot tea is included and no up charge for almond milk. (DELISH)
5. Hot 1047 is now Hot Radio Maine. In addition to the new branding and broadcasting to southern Maine on 104.7, we can now be heard on 100.3 FM in Lewiston/Auburn and Brunswick and 102.9 FM in the Bangor/Brewer metro.
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