1. A data breach at one of the country’s largest student loan servicing companies, Nelnet Inc., may have exposed the personal information of about 2.5 million borrowers, including more than 15,000 in Maine. The company is already facing at least one class-action lawsuit related to the data breach.
2. The Bonny Eagle School District voted not to ban It’s Perfectly Normal, a book about puberty and sex education from its schools Tuesday night. One Buxton resident stated “Young people deserve to read books where queer and trans adults exist. Young people deserve to read books where queer and trans adults thrive.”
3. The Maine DEA say they have made a huge fentanyl bust, seizing more than $250,000 worth, in central Maine. Four people, including two from Massachusetts, are facing drug charges.
4. Lobster is now on a “red list” of seafood to be avoided because of the risks lobster fisheries pose to endangered North Atlantic right whales, according to Seafood Watch, a sustainable seafood advocacy group. Gov. Janet Mills said that the label is “flat out wrong.” Sen. Angus King called the listing “absurd,” pointing out that there hasn’t been a documented entanglement in Maine gear since 2004, and that no documented whale deaths have been attributed to Maine gear.
5. Passy Pete, a lobster in Belfast, predicted on Monday an early winter as opposed to another six weeks of summer. Passy selected a scroll that was read to the gathered crowd.