1. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King will visit Germany and Poland. They will meet with U.S. military leaders, German government officials and members of parliament as well as Ukrainian refugees.
2. The number of COVID-19 patients hospitalized in Maine dropped again Thursday, extending a two-month decline from the January peak. Maine hospitals had a total of 111 inpatients Thursday, down from 115 Wednesday.
3. Canada will no longer require a pre-arrival COVID-19 test for vaccinated travelers as of April 1. The United States still requires a negative COVID-19 test to enter.
4. Back from knee surgery, Mackenzie Holmes, former Gorham High star leads Indiana into the NCAA tourney. The Hoosiers earned a No. 3 seed – its highest seeding ever for the NCAA tournament – and opens play at 1:30 p.m. Saturday against Charlotte.
5. Bars and restaurants were packed Thursday night for St. Patrick’s Day festivities. People were out and partying like it’s 2019.
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