1. Portland Police were called to Washburn Avenue at John Street around 8 p.m. Monday on reports of a gun being fired. Officials say they found a “significant” amount of money on the ground in the area of the incident, adding a semiautomatic handgun was also seized.
2. A rally to support the lobster industry will be held in Portland today. Organizers are trying to raise awareness as fishermen fight strict restrictions from the government. The rally will be held at DiMillo’s at noon. Former Gov. Paul LePage will “likely” be at the rally as will Rep. Jared Golden. The lobster industry has support on both sides of the aisle.
3. The Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles will launch a new online appointment system in a few weeks. Mainers will be able to schedule BMV appointments in advance.
4. The Maine Department of Education and Educate Maine named Casco Bay High School teacher Matthew Bernstein as Maine’s 2023 Teacher of the Year. Bernstein teaches 9th grade humanities and social studies. While not teaching, Bernstein is playing or coaching soccer and basketball, reading a book, or trying to determine where to find Portland’s best slice of pizza, according to the Maine DOE.
5. Buckingham Palace announced on Tuesday that King Charles III will be crowned on Saturday, May 6, 2023. The ceremony has taken place at Westminster Abbey for the last 900 years.
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