Charlie Luetje, left and his sister Ade look back up the hill Friday after coming to a stop during a cardboard bobsled race on the hill behind Telstar High School in Bethel. Credit: Russ Dillingham / Sun Journal via AP

Today is Monday. Temperatures will be in the mid-30s to mid-40s from north to south, with snow and rain moving into the state as the day progresses. Here’s what we’re talking about in Maine today.

The latest on the coronavirus in Maine

Twenty-six more Mainers have died and another 447 COVID-19 cases were reported across the state on Saturday, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention. The statewide death toll now stands at 2,135. Check our tracker for more information.

Students in Bangor schools can take their masks off starting Wednesday after the state dropped its recommendation for school mask mandates, according to the superintendent.

Boston is the latest major city to ditch indoor masking mandates amid a push for more normalcy after two grueling years of the pandemic.

2 years into long COVID, a UMaine professor feels like she’s ‘been buried alive’

“My life has been ripped away from me,” Amy Blackstone said of her struggle with long COVID symptoms. “I’m just trying to take it one day at a time.”

A young Maine couple fought to buy their dream home. It took 14 offers and the right seller.

Jennifer Wolfe and Chase Dolloff embarked on a harrowing house-hunting journey that took 14 offers until they met a seller willing to give them a break.

The state’s most expensive mansions aren’t in southern Maine

If mansions are your thing and you don’t mind spending big bucks, you can find at least 10 of them along coastal Hancock County.

Maine Republicans take risk in running hard against an unpopular Joe Biden

It could be risky in Maine, a Democratic-leaning state that proved in 2020 to be one of the last bastions of ticket-splitting.

READ MORE: Former NASCAR driver and Fort Kent native Austin Theriault has announced that he will be running for Maine House District 1.

All 8 Maine prosecutors could be elected without opposition in November

That means voters will have no choice when choosing the top prosecutor for their region.

Bangor Natural Gas fighting small town over $15K property tax bill

Bangor Natural Gas Co. claims that the pipeline is exempt from property taxes and that Frankfort is the only municipality to ever bill it for pipeline land.

Maine’s iconic drive-in theaters are fighting for survival in the age of Netflix

Maine’s drive-in owners concede the climate isn’t easy for them right now — but the nostalgic entertainment isn’t going anywhere.

What we know about the proposed Moosehead Lake ski resort

While commissioners wait for more details so they can schedule a public hearing, here’s what we know about the Big Moose Mountain ski resort.

There are ways to help people in Ukraine from Maine

Watching a war play out overseas can leave many feeling conflicted and hopeless, but there are ways to help Ukrainians from your home.

READ MORE: While there have not yet been global disruptions to wheat supplies, prices have surged 55 percent since a week before the Vladimir Putin’s invasion amid concerns about what could happen next.

His religious delusions triggered a 20-hour police standoff. A bottlenecked system delayed his treatment.

Thadius Wind, 47, was arrested last June after a nearly 24-hour standoff. Months in jail showed the struggle to access mental health services.

How Maine’s charging station infrastructure is changing

Electric vehicles seem to be zooming around everywhere these days, but not everyone is along for the ride.

In other Maine news …

Part of downtown Orono will close to parking for Stephen King documentary filming today

Take a look at the best moments from the high school basketball state championships

Maine seafood harvesters are taking on an unexpected new hobby

Ayla Reynolds’ father argues against expanding death suit

Maine Army National Guard employee charged with multiple sex crimes

Lebanon teen ejected from car in fatal North Berwick crash

Angus King introduces bill to cap cost of insulin

2 women hospitalized after snowmobile crash in Kennebec County

2 people injured after police chase leads to fiery head-on crash in Paris

Mars Hill to construct 1st homeless shelter for youth in Aroostook County

Snowmobilers collide head-on in Franklin County

Record demand for state park campsites in Maine