Joe Discoe takes a picture of his wife Mara and dog Sammy at Portland's East End on Thursday evening. Credit: Troy R. Bennett

Happy Memorial Day. Temperatures will be in the high 50s to the low 70s from north to south, with rain showers possible in the afternoon.

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

Bangor’s war memorials can teach us about those who died in the line of duty

Credit: Linda Coan O'Kresik | BDN

–As people across the nation pay tribute this Memorial Day to those lost in the line of duty, here in Bangor, Mainers can pay tribute at any of the 10 war memorials installed around the city — from a Civil War memorial that’s one of the oldest in the nation, to newer memorials that offer personalized ways to honor the fallen.

Small town firms compete with cities to keep recent Maine Law grads

–When Ryan Rutledge starts work Tuesday morning in Skowhegan, he will lower substantially the average age of the attorneys working in town.

That’s because at 28, Rutledge, who graduated from the University of Maine School of Law on Saturday, is far younger than his colleagues at Mills, Shay, Lexier & Talbot.

Bald eagle believed to be the oldest in Maine has been euthanized

Credit: Courtesy of Avian Haven

–A bald eagle that was rescued two years ago in Washington County and thought to be the oldest in Maine was euthanized Saturday afternoon. The eagle had been banded shortly after hatching on June 21, 1983, on Grand Manan Island in Canada. That’s far beyond the average lifespan — 20 years — for a wild bald eagle.

NH developer plans to convert former Lewiston mill into apartments, offices

–New Hampshire-based Chinburg Properties plans to turn the former Continental Mill in Lewiston into a mixed-use building for affordable apartments, light industrial and office purposes. The Continental Mill was built in 1860, but has been sitting empty for the past two years.

11 reasons to get excited about summer in Maine

–If you’re not amped about the fact that summer in Vacationland is just around the corner, let us remind you why you should be.

In other news …


Residents endorse $14 million spending plan for northern Maine school district

Motorcyclist seriously injured after collision with car in Hancock County

Guess which word Mainers don’t know how to spell


Police find Bangor fast food restaurant employee who went missing

Hampden man accused of March credit union robbery charged in federal court

Murder trial of man charged in 2nd Street shooting delayed


Vegan ice cream maker, Orono medical company win Top Gun prizes

How Maine’s highest-paid CEO compares to other states

Study: Maine beer makers add $2 billion each year to state’s economy


Memorial Day is about war, fear and remembrance, not BBQs and beaches

Memorial Day: A time for reflection and gratitude

Vermont lowered prescription drug costs. Maine can, too.

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