1. Four of Portland’s elementary schools are in such bad shape that the school board agreed Tuesday to ask the City Council to propose a $70 million bond to voters in November to pay for improvements. (PH)
2. Gov. Paul LePage refused to answer any questions Tuesday after his story about student overdoses was debunked. Portland’s police chief is now also saying the story is not true. Facing reporters at an event Tuesday, the Republican governor refused to answer questions and then sneaked out the back. (WMTW)
3. With Memorial Day weekend fast approaching, kitchen help in Maine is in short supply. Craigslist ads and help-wanted signs dotting the coast underline the urgency. An improved economy means more jobs are available, and competition among restaurateurs is fierce. While there aren’t enough local applicants for kitchen work, Maine continues to welcome new restaurants regularly. On top of that, seasonal operations all along the coast swell with hiring demands this time of year. (BD)
4. Thanks to the digital age where nothing ever truly gets deleted, it’s now possible to take a very long and possibly embarrassing walk down memory lane. You can download your entire Facebook history. (Complex)
5. National Brown-Bag It Day. This day encourages you to take your lunch to work or school as a way to save money and to ensure you and your family are eating healthy.
And you should also know that Hot Summer 2016 tickets are on sale now! Fat Joe, Ty Dolla $ign, Post Malone, Nikyee Heaton, Kat DeLuna and Dreezy are coming to the Maine State Pier June 4th. Purchase your tickets now – bit.ly/HotSummer2016.