Holiday lights glow amid a display of books in a downtown Portland shop window on Tuesday Dec. 7, 2021. Credit: Troy R. Bennett / BDN

Today is Tuesday. Temperatures will be in the low 30s to low 40s north to south, with sunny skies and a chance of snow in the north. Here’s what we’re talking about in Maine today.

The latest on the coronavirus in Maine

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

Gov. Janet Mills announced on Monday that 38 Maine National Guard members will be deployed to 10 hospitals starting this week to help deal with the latest surge in COVID-19 cases.

Maine is finding ‘forever chemicals’ in chicken eggs in Fairfield

It comes after the state issued a “do not eat” advisory for deer meat harvested in and around Fairfield due to unsafe levels of PFAs found in the animals.

Maine’s deer harvest was the highest in 53 years

Since September hunters killed 38,889 deer across the expanded archery, archery/crossbow, firearms and muzzleloader seasons, according to the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife’s Big Game Harvest Dashboard.

Maine could build a rare $220M toll road to a booming Portland suburb

A final route has not been determined, but the road would likely connect with the Maine Turnpike at Exit 45 near the Maine Mall in South Portland.

Max Linn, former US Senate hopeful known for ‘request denied’ jab, dies at 62

Linn died of an apparent heart attack on Saturday, his lawyer confirmed.

Despite calls for ‘ropeless’ fishing gear, Maine lobstermen have doubts

Lobster industry officials say that the technology currently isn’t commercially viable and questioned if it’s really necessary in Maine, where whale sightings are rare.

He ran a marathon with a chainsaw on his back to get people excited about going outdoors

“I want to inspire people just to get out. Maine is cold, and it can be boring, if you don’t embrace it,” Jeremy Grant said. 

Maine’s slow work to send less raw sewage into rivers will get a boost from infrastructure bill

Over the next five years, the amount of federal funding that pays for major upgrades to outdated sewer systems so they no longer release untreated sewage and other waste into rivers when they’re overwhelmed by heavy rain, flooding and snowmelt, will double.

Comedy duo’s Maine humor inspired by both Tim Sample and weed

What started out as a pandemic time-killer has now grown into a recognizable and profitable Maine comedy brand with almost 20,000 social media followers, nearly 40 videos and a new podcast.

In other Maine news …

Millinocket hires permanent town manager after going without one for a year

Brunswick football program asks for reinstatement after hazing incident

Cod fishing limits to be slashed again, regulators say

Projects ease path for alewives to reach freshwater to spawn

Orono home undergoing renovation destroyed in Sunday fire

Orono library puts a book in a park so families can get moving while they read

3-game unbeaten streak gives struggling UMaine men’s hockey much-needed momentum

Dexter Town Council mulls how to spend $196K in first round of ARPA funds