Alex Cole, of Bangor, waits for a fish to grab onto the hook of his ice fishing rod during the Long Lake Derby, January 29, 2022. Credit: Sawyer Loftus / BDN

Today is Monday. Temperatures will be in the low teens to high 20s from north to south, with sunshine 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 update the latest COVID-19 cases since Saturday by 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. Check out our tracker for more information.

Maine digs out from huge snowstorm

Following a Nor’easter that pummeled the state with heavy snow and wind, Mainers now have to worry about poor visibility and digging themselves out.

PLUS: Here are some pics from Saturday’s storm and of Mainers — and pets — who are (or not so much) enjoying it.

Maine’s COVID vaccine disparities are even greater among young kids

The percentage of a county’s population with a bachelor’s degree or higher was the strongest predictor of a higher vaccination rate in a Bangor Daily News analysis of vaccination data.

Bruce Poliquin runs on border politics but has few policy differences with Jared Golden

His recent push reflects Republican attempts to run on the issue in 2022, even though Golden has generally voted with them on border measures during his two terms.

Maine’s busiest airport is not in Portland or Bangor

Last year, Sanford saw nearly 40,000 takeoffs and landings, exceeding much larger airports in both Portland and Bangor.

A group that runs Bangor-area sober homes just opened its 10th in less than 4 years

Fresh Start Sober Living has 200 applications pending for its 75 beds, but just one opening.

Emergent Holdings, is being sued by GNP Consulting, an Indiana-based firm that Emergent brought on to aid with aquaculture projects and later terminated.

Nor’easter doesn’t stop Maine ice fishing derbies

While many stayed home for the storm, winter sports enthusiasts headed out with augurs and poles for two annual ice fishing derbies.

PLUS: Kids were the star performers of the day Sunday at the Long Lake Ice Fishing Derby.

With thousands dead from Maine’s raging drug crisis, $130M won’t ‘make us whole’

The settlement with Johnson & Johnson comes on the heels of a year in which Maine set a record of 636 overdose deaths.

USM ran ads recruiting white students in Maine and minorities in Massachusetts

The granular look at one piece of the public university’s past recruiting efforts comes amid a reckoning around race-based admissions at American institutions.

In other Maine news …

Pickup truck hits Maine plow truck on I-95

5 hurt in fire at Portland apartment building

The latest push to revive passenger rail to Rockland faces uncertain future

A small Maine airport is expanding with a $2 million investment

Police trying to resolve situation involving man with knife in Orrington

Tree falls on Raymond home during Saturday storm

Woman killed in Wells crash