In this Dec. 8, 2020, file photo, a masked man passes a shop window with a similarly-masked mannequin in Portland. Credit: Troy R. Bennett / BDN

Today is Tuesday. Temperatures will be in the mid-20s to low 30s from north to south, with cloudy skies in the north and sunshine in the south. Here’s what we’re talking about in Maine today.

Here’s the latest on the coronavirus in Maine

Three more Mainers have died as 439 new coronavirus cases were reported on Monday, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention. The death toll stands at 326. Check out our COVID-19 Tracker for more information.

Aroostook County will get both COVID-19 vaccines earlier than it otherwise would have thanks to good planning by two St. John Valley pharmacists.

Janet Mills holds off on stricter virus orders amid stimulus

In this Nov. 16, 2020, file photo, a runner passes by a window displaying portraits of people wearing face coverings to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus in Lewiston. Credit: Robert F. Bukaty / AP

The passage of a coronavirus-related stimulus package does not mean Maine will bring back coronavirus-related restrictions.

What Maine is getting from the new coronavirus relief bill

In this Sept. 10, 2020, file photo, a man walks past a “for rent” sign posted in the window of an empty storefront in downtown Bar Harbor. Credit: Bill Trotter / BDN Credit: Bill Trotter / BDN

The legislation, supported by all four members of Maine’s congressional delegation, is expected to send billions of dollars into Maine, but the timeline for its arrival is unclear. The Mills administration was evaluating the bill on Monday to determine how much the state would get and when, a spokesperson said.

PLUS: The fate of Trump’s demand for expanded $2,000 direct relief payments to Americans now rests with the Republican-controlled U.S. Senate.

Maine keeps getting fewer doses of the COVID-19 vaccine than expected

Nirav Shah, director of the Maine Center for Disease Control, is pictured on his office in Augusta on Sept. 10. Credit: Natalie Williams / BDN Credit: Natalie Williams / BDN

For two consecutive weeks starting Dec. 14, the state has received about 2,000 fewer doses of both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines than anticipated. It’s not possible to say how long the shortage of vaccine doses will prolong the first phase of inoculation in the state, according to Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention Director Nirav Shah. 

PLUS: As the state prepares to broaden its vaccination efforts, we want to know what questions you have about the vaccines and how they will be distributed

Norumbega Hall in downtown Bangor sold to local developer

People walk past Norumbega Hall in downtown Bangor on Dec. 28. Credit: Natalie Williams / BDN Credit: Natalie Williams / BDN

A Bangor property development company has purchased 40 Harlow St., a prominent downtown Bangor building better known as Norumbega Hall, from economic development nonprofit Eastern Maine Development Corporation.

Rising rural brewer evolves to survive pandemic, robbery and obstacles of 2020

Lisa and Shaun Graham, owners of Fluvial Brewing in Harrison, welcome first-time visitors to the rural brewery on Saturday. Inside the geodome are (left to right) Florence Williams, Nathan Bush and Howard Williams. Credit: Lori Valigra / BDN Credit: Lori Valigra / BDN

Pivoting quickly has been key for Fluvial Brewing to cope with the rapid changes of 2020 and survive the pandemic.

6 tales of long-lost things that were found in 2020

This year’s been tough. Here’s six tales of things which were long lost but found again in 2020. Credit: Troy R. Bennett / BDN Credit: Troy R. Bennett |BDN and courtesy Toby McAllister, Shane Huston and Lance DeRoche

Amid the daily downer of rising COVID-19 cases, unlikely local stories of astonishing kindness refused to completely die.

3 bucks prepare to square off in this great trail camera photo

Three bucks prepare to square off with each other in this trail camera photo. Credit: Courtesy of Chris Ross Credit: Courtesy of Chris Ross

These three young bucks appear to be having a territorial squabble.

In other Maine news …

4 Maine Burger King restaurants are closing for good

COVID-19 outbreaks at 3 Aroostook County nursing homes leave 3 dead

Maine jobless benefits will be delayed at least a week after federal stimulus bill signed

Crime in Maine drops for 8th straight year

Judge orders LaGrange man charged with manslaughter held on bail

Blueprint in the works for $2.73 million renovation to Bangor sports complex