A young deer and turkeys look for food in the yard of a house in Holden Tuesday. Credit: Gabor Degre

Good morning. Temperatures will be in the high 30s, with afternoon rain along the coast, and snow inland and farther north.

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

Momma Baldacci’s makes its return, this time as a food truck

–Paul Baldacci Jr., son of the late Paul Baldacci Sr., last week opened Momma Baldacci’s Italian Street Food, a food truck serving up things like chicken parmesan, meatballs and family marinara sauce — all with a personal twist from Baldacci Jr., a classically trained chef.

The restaurant run by four generations of Baldaccis closed a decade ago.

E.Coli fears are making Mainers look local for their greens

–A nationwide outbreak of the E.Coli virus linked to romaine lettuce coming out of California has created an increased demand for locally grown greens in Maine.

“When something like this happens, people default to remembering we have a fairly large and significant [local] food scene in Maine and people seek it out,” said Michael Walter, produce manager at the Belfast Co-op. “Our farmers [in Belfast] have been selling out of greens quickly.”

Belfast council votes to stop mayor from speaking on its behalf after controversial OpEd

Credit: Gabor Degre

–Belfast city councilors unanimously voted to stop Mayor Samantha Paradis from speaking on behalf of the City Council during Tuesday night’s contentious special meeting.

They also voted, three to two, to have Belfast leave the Mayors’ Coalition on Jobs and Economic Development, with City Councilors Neal Harkness and Paul Dean voting against the action.

“The council has lost confidence in the mayor,” Councilor Eric Sanders said while making his first motion.

Deer hunting season in Maine is not over

–While more than 30,000 deer already have been registered thus far, there’s still plenty of hunting to be done by those toting muzzleloader rifles. The muzzleloader season runs from Nov. 26 through Dec. 8 in some Wildlife Management Districts.

Marvin the dog remains at large

Credit: Courtesy of Sarah McLaughlin

–The effort continues to find Marvin, a German shepherd-greyhound mix who was ejected from his owner’s car on I-95 in Medway on Sunday following a weather-related accident. The sister of Marvin’s owner is asking people near the accident site to check their sheds, garages and other structures, as Marvin might have taken shelter in them.

Why some choose manual kitchen tools over electric

–Back in the days before household electricity, manual kitchen tools were kitchen staples. Hand crank egg beaters, butter churns, apple peelers and bread makers — these human-powered tools allowed people to process and prepare food more efficiently. But nowadays, many of these traditional appliances have been replaced by electronic ones.

A specialty food producer from Maine is going cross-country

Credit: Courtesy of Stonewall Kitchen

–Stonewall Kitchen — a company based in York, and has multiple other retail locations around Maine and New England — will open a cooking school and cafe in California.

The new location will be located in a Macy’s department store in Costa Mesa and represents a big jump for the local company.

CEO John Stiker called it an “exciting evolution” in which Stonewall Kitchen works with the retail chain to create “interactive retail experiences for our guests that can’t be found anywhere else.”

In other news…


New York City man involved in Augusta Walmart shootout sentenced to 13 years

Cartoonist whose summers in Maine inspired ‘SpongeBob’ dies at 57

Corrections officer declared winner in Hancock County treasurer contest 3 weeks after election


State plans to replace Bangor’s Ohio Street bridge over I-95

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.


Signs point to reopening of storied Old Port bar 3 Dollar Deweys

State and ferry users to square off on rate change issue

Biddeford company making spacecraft parts for next Mars mission


LePage requests stay of order to implement Medicaid expansion

What you need to know about the looming recount in Maine’s 2nd District

Poliquin talks with reporters at Portland International Jetport


Housing could play the biggest role in ending child poverty

Susan Collins should demand vote on bill to protect Mueller investigation

Americans mobilized and voted. Now they need to do more.


UMaine men’s hockey confident about its prospects this season despite offensive struggles

UMaine quarterback Ferguson expected to be ready for Saturday’s playoff game

Gronkowski, Michel returning to form at right time for Patriots

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Lindsay Putnam

Lindsay Putnam is a senior editor for sports and features at the Bangor Daily News. Lindsay previously worked as an editor and reporter at the New York Post. She's a York Beach native and Colby College...