1. Gasoline prices held steady in Maine over the past week after escalating rapidly in the early days of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The cheapest gasoline in Maine was priced at $3.55 per gallon Sunday, while the most expensive was at $4.59 per gallon.
2. Pfizer’s CEO said many of us should be prepared for a fourth COVID vaccine dose. “Right now, the protection we are getting from the third (dose) is good enough — actually quite good for hospitalizations and deaths. It’s not that good against infections, but doesn’t last very long.” The CDC has only cleared the fourth dose of any COVID vaccine for immunocompromised people. Pfizer is working on a vaccine that can cover multiple variants and last for a year, similar to flu shots.
3. A Topsham school bus driver who suffered a medical emergency Monday morning has died. Fourteen middle and high school students were onboard at the time, two of them were able to help bring the school bus to a stop.
4. Cross Insurance Arena in Portland will no longer require proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative test result for entry into its events. The city of Portland also lifted its mask mandates at city venues, which include Merrill Auditorium, the Portland Expo and Ocean Gateway. The city did not lift its vaccine mandate.
5. Red’s Dairy Freeze in South Portland opened its doors yesterday to kick off its 70th year. The ice cream shop is open from noon to 9 p.m. every day.
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