In this Oct. 29, 2021, file photo, a duck hunter motors by the reflection of a train trestle on the Androscoggin River in Brunswick. Credit: Robert F. Bukaty / AP

Today is Tuesday. Temperatures will be in the mid-50s to low 60s from north to south, with partly to mostly sunny skies throughout the state. Here’s what we’re talking about in Maine today.

The latest on the coronavirus in Maine

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention will report the latest data on COVID-19 cases from the weekend by 9:30 a.m. Check out our tracker for more information.

Brewer will become the latest school department to offer COVID-19 vaccines to newly eligible students as schools take a leading role in vaccinating 5- to 11-year-olds. 

Rural Maine’s lower vaccination rates are lengthening a COVID-19 plateau

COVID-19 cases aren’t likely to wane soon, experts said.

ALSO: However, more Maine adults have been getting the COVID-19 vaccine over the past few weeks, driving up the state’s overall vaccination rate as young children also become eligible.

Maine parents eager to return to normal as their children finally get vaccinated

The vaccination campaign hasten the end of a nearly 2-year-long pandemic that has changed how kids learn and socialize with their friends and family.

Maine biologists are worried about deer getting COVID — and giving it to each other

What concerns scientists is the possibility of the virus mutating within deer and creating a new strain that might be transmitted back to humans.

Canadian CEO vows Maine mining project will continue

“We don’t think mining is dead in Maine. This is a speed bump,” Wolfden Resources CEO Ron Little said.

Camden officials reject petitions seeking vote on 200-year-old dam

The groups could still get their questions on the ballot if they collect enough signatures.

Portland releases 2nd ‘unofficial’ election results day before recount

City officials cited database issues as the reason that official vote counts have not been reported and released.

Warming winters are challenging Maine’s outdoor winter recreation pursuits

Outdoor recreationists are trying to make the most of their favorite winter sports, but it is getting increasingly harder for certain activities to persist.

Mainers excited to be part of history-making UMaine field hockey team

“It means everything to bring the trophy home,” said UMaine senior back Hannah Abbott from Portland and Cheverus High School.

In other Maine news …

Bangor council chooses Rick Fournier for chair as school committee backs Marwa Hassanien

Child’s death leads to $700K drug seizure in Oakland

Oxford County 3-year-old overdoses on heroin

Promising but untested UMaine women’s basketball team opens at Nebraska on Tuesday

UMaine men’s basketball to play the underdog for big windfalls less this season

NOAA designates area to help endangered right whales off Maine coast

Champion distance runner from Medomak Valley commits to UMaine

Nearly 500 wooded acres to be protected in central Maine

More than a dozen headstones toppled in Lewiston graveyard

REI Co-op to open 1st store in Maine

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Leela Stockley

Leela Stockley is an alumna of the University of Maine. She was raised in northern Maine, and loves her cat Wesley, her puppy Percy and staying active in the Maine outdoors.