car goes by the old Greyhound Bus mural, in Portland on Saturday Nov. 27, 2021. Maine Medical Center, which owns the mural, said it will soon come down due to safety concerns. Credit: Troy R. Bennett / BDN

Today is Tuesday. Temperatures will be in the mid-20s to mid-30s from north to south, with sunny to partly sunny skies throughout the state. Here’s what we’re talking about in Maine today.

The latest on the coronavirus in Maine

The latest data from the weekend will be released by the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention by 9:30 a.m. Check out our tracker for more information.

The Kennebec County Correctional Facility is limiting the number of inmates it is accepting due to a COVID-19 outbreak that has infected fewer than 10 people.

After seeing their children quarantined multiple times this fall, usually with mild or no COVID-19 symptoms, Presque Isle parents are questioning whether a more effective option could replace the 10-day quarantine.

A group of Bangor-area residents are planning their own downtown Bangor holiday parade after the Rotary Club of Bangor canceled the annual Festival of Lights parade because of the pandemic.

What you need to know about Maine’s preparations for the new COVID-19 variant

Gov. Janet Mills said on Monday she had directed the Maine CDC to “closely track” the new variant and its potential effects.

Maine suspends Waterville doctor’s license for alleged COVID-19 misinformation

The Maine Board of Osteopathic Licensure said it reviewed COVID-19 “exemption letters” signed by Dr. Paul Gosselin, as well as reports from providers concerned about his “spread of misinformation regarding COVID-19.”

ALSO: Suspended Waterville doctor was once accused of prescribing himself medications

Republican lawmaker cites wife’s COVID-19 death in resigning Aroostook County seat

Rep. Chris Johansen resigned from the Legislature earlier this month, citing a need to focus on his farm after his wife died of COVID-19 this summer.

Hampden waste plant could be ‘rendered useless’ after natural gas shutoff

The Municipal Review Committee wants utilities regulators to force Bangor Natural Gas to restore gas service to the trash plant.

Alewives’ arduous journey to Maine spawning ground just got easier

Alewives can be found up and down the Eastern Seaboard and are a vital link in the food chain for numerous species.

Many hunters have no problem shooting a white deer

Some people pointed out that the meat from an albino deer is not any different from the meat from a regular deer.

Maine’s crime rate has fallen more than 50 percent in past decade

The number of crimes in Maine dropped 6 percent last year, marking the ninth consecutive year in which Maine has seen crime decline.

Portland’s iconic dog mural set for removal

Maine Medical Center hopes to replace the outdated mural with something else appropriate for the neighborhood.

Independent grocery store in Hermon buys Bud’s as 2nd location in Pittsfield

Danforth’s Down Home Supermarket will retain all of the Bud’s Shop ‘n Save employees during the transition.

Rockland is trying to fill key leadership spots as turnover grows in municipal jobs 

The city is looking to fill several vacant top positions, including a police chief

7 candidates with ties to UMaine who could be considered for head football coach job

The University of Maine football team is searching for its third coach in seven years.

In other Maine news …

Car stolen from in front of Portland restaurant with child inside it

A Maine true crime podcast is reinvigorating a 38-year-old Kittery cold case

Maine salmon advocacy group gets grant to improve hatchery

Kennebec County Jail limiting inmates due to COVID-19 outbreak

Maine’s adult loon population increased since last year

Old Town man to serve 9 years in 2019 beating death at Bangor home

Lawsuit: Lewiston crematorium kept taking bodies because it ‘needed the money’

School bus rear ends vehicle in Cumberland County

Man dies in Oxford County crash

Lincoln man to serve 24 years in 2020 shooting death of his mother

New superintendent appointed to Maine’s national monument

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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.