Very good early morning from Augusta.

Quote OF THE Day: “I could operate nowadays if I wished to,” claimed Alphena Babineau, 96, of Portland, who labored as a welder throughout WWII, as girls stepped up to fill a array of positions. “But I really do not want to.” Here’s your soundtrack.

What we’re looking at these days

Maine’s last COVID-19 vaccine necessity for well being treatment personnel is narrower than in the beginning proposed in late summer season. The ultimate rule, produced by the Maine Division of Wellness and Human Solutions on Wednesday, no lengthier incorporates workforce at dental techniques or unexpected emergency health care service workers, while the latter group will nevertheless be protected by a rule from a various point out company. The Maine Dental Association was a single of the couple of business corporations to protest the necessity, telling Gov. Janet Mills in an August letter that an extended deadline for the mandate would be needed to avoid dropping a 3rd of dental offices’ team.

By Ellish