The Ohio Street bridge over I-95 in Bangor as seen Nov. 21, 2018. Credit: Gabor Degre

Good morning. Temperatures will range from the mid-30s to mid-40s, with heavy rain and snow throughout the state.

Here’s what we’re talking about in Maine today.

Bruce Poliquin calls for recount in 2nd Congressional District election

Credit: Robert F. Bukaty | AP

–After his historic loss in a ranked-choice count earlier this month, U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin of Maine’s 2nd Congressional District has asked for the state’s first recount using the new method, which is unlikely to reverse the outcome and is expected to take four weeks.

It is the second front on which the two-term Republican is challenging the November election, which he lost to Assistant Maine House Majority Leader Jared Golden, a Democrat. Poliquin’s lawsuit questioning the constitutionality of the ranked-choice method is active in federal court.

A major storm is bringing heavy, wet snow to most of Maine this morning

–The heaviest snow accumulation will be concentrated in central and northern Maine, with 10 inches forecast for much of the region. In Bangor and much northern Hancock and Washington counties, only about 4 inches of fresh snow is expected to fall, and the immediate coast will primarily see rain.

Marvin the dog was ejected from his owner’s car on I-95. The search has been on ever since.

Credit: Courtesy of Sarah McLaughlin

–The 7-year-old dog, who also answers to Marvy, is too skittish to allow himself to be captured — a potentially dangerous aversion for a rescue animal from a shelter in Cozumel, Mexico, owner Jacob Augustine said.

“He hates the cold. He is a short-haired dog. I know that he is bleeding because there was blood in his tracks,” Augustine said Monday. “Yeah. I am concerned.”

One Maine company was watching Monday’s Mars landing very closely

–Fiber Materials Inc. of Biddeford is making heat shield tiles for the 2020 Mars mission, which will carry an SUV-sized rover to the red planet’s surface to explore.

On Monday, another NASA craft made its long-awaited landing on Mars, and with billions of dollars in investments and 300 million miles between this planet and that one, an FMI spokesman told the BDN Monday we need all the practice we can get before 2020.

“It’s good that we keep gaining experience with landing on Mars,” Dan Goodbout said.

If you’re ice fishing in November, read the rule book and be careful

Credit: John Holyoke

–Cold temperatures this month have paved the way for some early ice fishing opportunities in Maine. However, different rules are in effect prior to Dec. 1 and officials urge caution with potentially rapidly changing conditions.

In other news…


The for-profit company that turned around Maine’s failing addiction treatment initiative

Police investigating Fort Kent shooting death as a homicide 

3 weeks after election, Hancock County still doesn’t know who won its treasurer race 


Man uses BB gun to rob taxi driver of $8 fare after ride to Brewer Walmart, police say 

Brewer and Bangor police try out body cameras. Orono police could answer their questions. 

A runaway bull, bar brawls and more: Bob Bishop reflects on 34 years with Bangor PD 


3 college grads showed up at this storied Maine resort looking for work. 46 years later, they’re still there. 

No limited, research fishery for shrimp this year, either 

GM to slash 14,700 North American jobs


Outgoing midcoast DA to become Cumberland County prosecutor 

What’s next for Medicaid expansion as Maine’s transition of power looms 

Mueller: Ex-Trump campaign chair lied, broke plea agreement 


Maine is leading on voting rights. Other states should follow. 

LePage’s continued refusal to implement Medicaid expansion is unfair, but unsurprising

Conservative judges not turning out to be partisan


Harasymiak, 3 UMaine players earn All-New England football honors 

Full share on World Series champion Red Sox worth more than $416,000 

Irving leads Celtics past Pelicans

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