In this Sept. 1, 2021, file photo, Andrew and Becky Toothacker, pick green beans at their Holden farm. Credit: Linda Coan O'Kresik / BDN

Today is Monday. A cold front will keep temperatures in the 40s and 50s across the state today, with morning rain clearing up as the day progresses. Here’s what we’re talking about in Maine today.

Mainers want these military bases named for Joshua Chamberlain, not Confederates

There is no American military installation bearing Chamberlain’s name and some Mainers want to change that.

Fact-checking the most misleading claims on both sides of the CMP corridor debate

Maine’s airwaves have once again been filled with political ads this fall as energy companies attempt to influence the outcome of the Nov. 2 referendum aiming to stop the Central Maine Power corridor.

Portland school employee accused of multiple sex crimes had past criminal background

A Portland Public Schools employee accused of multiple sex crimes — one against a child — had past convictions for operating under the influence that would not have disqualified him from being hired.

Rising evictions worsen housing crisis in Knox County

With about 80 notices going out within the last two months, evictions in the small coastal county have spiked since a pandemic-borne federal moratorium was lifted in August.

Meet the 5 candidates vying for 2 spots on Bangor’s school committee

Voters will choose two new members to serve on the seven-member Bangor School Committee on Nov. 2, with the election following committee decisions on COVID-19 protocols and the start of the first new school superintendent in more than a decade.

Heated pandemic politics are reshaping Mainers’ interest in local government

A lack of candidates for local offices is plaguing Maine towns, while others face hyper-competitive races stacked with seasoned candidates and newcomers. 

What you need to know before voting on Maine’s ‘right to food’ referendum

The language of the bill has left many voters confused and speculating about what it would actually mean to have this amendment added to the Constitution.

Photo captures black bear doing household chores in Orono

Maine black bears have been known to visit people’s yards in search of food, especially during the spring and early summer when natural foods are in short supply.

In other Maine news …

Bicyclist hit by car on I-295

Maine fire investigator claims he was denied promotion after supporting bill that spent agency’s surplus

Canadian mining company’s withdrawal may be a short-lived win for Maine environmentalists

Federal judge blocks partial closure of lobstering waters off the Maine coast