1. The number of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 in Maine has declined by nine. There were 91 people hospitalized statewide with the coronavirus on Sunday. Even as infections of BA.2 omicron subvariant of the virus have increased, the number of people hospitalized continues to be relatively stable.
2. The Jetport will use its secondary runway over the next two months, which faces a different direction than the primary runway. Some different neighborhoods will be affected by the noise of the air traffic. Including larger residential areas of Portland, South Portland and Westbrook.
3. As of Monday, GasBuddy reports the average price of gas in Maine is $4.06 a gallon. Prices in Maine are 14.1 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand $1.28 a gallon higher than a year ago.
4. Congress Street bus shelter was confirmed the winner of a national contest for best bus stop in the country after invalid votes for its Boston competitor were thrown out Friday afternoon. Streetsblog rejected what it said were votes cast by third-party bots and confirmed that the Portland shelter was the winner.
5. Red’s Eats in Wiscasset opens for the season today. They start slanging lobster rolls at 11:30AM. Red’s Eats is celebrating 84 years in business this year.