Thousands gathered at the Maine Savings Amphitheater on the Bangor Waterfront Saturday, July 16, 2022, to watch Phish. Credit: Courtesy of Simon French / Waterfront Concerts

Today is Monday. Temperatures will be in the mid 80s to mid 70s from north to south, with sunny skies in the morning turning to scattered evening showers. See what weather is in store for the rest of the day here. Here’s the latest on gas prices in Maine. Here’s what we’re talking about in Maine today.

The latest on the coronavirus in Maine

Another 218 coronavirus cases reported across the state on Saturday, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention. No additional deaths were reported, leaving statewide death toll at 2,464. Check out our COVID-19 tracker for more information.

Naked men, guns and a boa constrictor are all in a day’s work for Maine real estate agents

Realtors run into strange situations because buying or selling a home is stressful and people can take advantage of an empty home.

Bangor cop who made a stuffed duck viral and solved murders leaves the force

Lt. Tim Cotton, who rescued a stuffed waterfowl from a trash bin and turned it into an internet phenomenon, has retired after 25 years.

Bangor restaurants aren’t seeing the traffic to justify higher outdoor seating fees

Some business owners said they feel they’re being discouraged from offering outdoor seating altogether following a new rate system.

A 24-unit Old Town apartment complex wins approval despite early skepticism

The two, 12-unit buildings gained approval following a two-year process during which developers encountered resistance at multiple stages.

Man shot by police believed he was protecting Newport campground, owners say

Stephen Bossom and his wife had been working at the Sebasticook Lake Campground since May.

Bangor’s new guitar-playing rabbi finds congregation energizing

Rabbi Sam Weiss — along with his guitar — is filling the space left by Rabbi Emerita Darah Lerner, who served the Bangor area for 17 years.

Governors meeting puts Maine on the national political stage

Despite tensions on the grander political stage, top leaders from across the country bonded over Maine’s hospitality at the three-day event.

Ex-professor claims Maine university fired her for seeking data on mask mandate

A former professor of marketing at the University of Southern Maine claims she was fired three months after getting tenure for seeking scientific information about how wearing face masks limits spread of COVID-19.

This biking trail in Camden features demanding climbs with big rewards

Ron Chase found a unique multi-use trail available for hiking, running and biking during non-winter months.

UMaine men’s basketball is a mess. Cooper Flagg should still play there.

Yes, it’s crazy, but hear me out.

In other Maine news …

Man dies after crashing into Falmouth overpass abutment

After 30 years, the Grasshopper Shop is back in Belfast

In emotional meeting, town council recounts timeline of Millinocket budget dispute

Bangor State Fair says it will bring back livestock

Photos: Phish takes the stage in Bangor for 47th concert in Maine

Controversial mall built 50 years ago started decline of Caribou’s downtown

Planned influx of apartments could help Bucksport’s post-mill rebound

Summer camps can’t find staff. That means less child care for Maine parents.

Midcoast group must raise $475K to save beloved mountain from development

Retired Aroostook loggers remove trees that caused Fish River tubers to nearly drown