The Spanish Bronze Cannon, a relic of the Spanish-American War, is covered in snow along with the nearby Hannibal Hamlin statue in downtown Bangor on Sunday morning. Credit: David Marino Jr. / BDN

Today is Monday. Temperatures will be in the mid 30s, with partly cloudy skies in the south, and clear skies and temperatures in the mid 20s to 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. Tuesday. Check out our tracker for more information.

Canada has reinstated it’s coronavirus testing protocol for visits under 72 hours, which will start Tuesday — just days before Christmas.

Maine’s 1st cases of omicron variant found in Penobscot County

Five samples of PCR tests from Penobscot County showed that the omicron variant is present in Maine.

PLUS: What scientists know so far about the omicron variant

Paul LePage sells small-government COVID-19 response as Maine cases rage

With little appetite across the political spectrum for the return of mask mandates or other mitigation measures that marked 2020, the political fight has been around a health care worker vaccine mandate.

20 years ago, Maine took responsibility for horrific abuses and changed disability-rights policy forever

Some advocates say the Baxter Compensation Authority not only helped the state of Maine take accountability for one of the deepest injustices in its history, it helped achieve steady policy changes affecting people with disabilities going forward.

Millinocket is happy it disbanded its police force

Millinocket residents and officials said the events of a tumultuous period a year ago are largely behind them as a neighboring municipality has taken on policing services for the town.

New $7 million solar farm in Caribou is a 1st for Versant Maine Public

This is the latest of several solar installations built in Aroostook County in recent months, and is in line with a statewide push to develop renewable energy projects.

Controversial Thomaston road project on hold until voters weigh in next summer 

Residents have balked at the proposal, saying it would be a tax burden and simply another road for drivers to speed on.

Maine fishermen want you to eat more monkfish, even if the fish are hideous

Monkfish are so ugly, they make the humble, spotty-and-bewhiskered codfish seem handsome by comparison.

In other Maine news …

Pedestrian badly injured in Bangor crash

For the 1st time in years, Maine Appalachian Trail volunteers will be able to shower on their days off

If you grow garlic in your Maine garden, thank this man

Bangor’s Megan Randall to run at Michigan State

2 defensemen leave UMaine men’s hockey team

African refugee who grew up in Maine inspires youth book

30 theater groups around Maine to receive more than $90k in grants

White Christmases are actually a fairly rare occurrence in Maine