1. The Portland Expo will open Monday as an emergency shelter for 300 asylum-seekers. Costs will be offset by the fact the city owns the Expo and that people staying there are eligible for General Assistance. The city is asking for donations on their website and they’ve set up an amazon wish list. (PH)
2. Maine lawmakers are considering a proposal that would raise the minimum salary for teachers in the state to $50,000 per year. The bill would raise the minimum teacher salary by $2,500 per year for four years, starting in 2024. (WMTW)
3. Honda is recalling nearly 564,000 CR-Vs from 2007-2011 that were sold or registered in states where salt is used to clear roads. Road salt can cause the frame to rust and rear suspension parts to come loose causing the driver to lose control. (WGME)
4. Developers plan to build 90 new and affordable 1, 2, and 3-bedroom apartments on the upper four floors of the old Strenton Trust mill in Sanford. The plan also calls for new commercial property on the 1st floor. Final approval is still needed. (WGME)
5. Good Friday – A Christian holiday commemorating the day Jesus Christ was crucified. Beer Day – Today celebrates the day in 1933 when the Cullen-Harrison Act was signed into law, reversing the prohibition on selling beer in the United States. Cheers to drinking beer, the most popular bar drink.
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