A chipmunk holds an acorn prior to stuffing it into its mouth on Sept. 27, at Hirundo Wildlife Refuge in Old Town.  Credit: Courtesy of Aislinn Sarnacki

Today is Monday. Temperatures will be in the high 50s with sunny skies throughout the state. 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

Two more Mainers have died and another 327 COVID-19 cases reported across the state on Saturday, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention. That brings the statewide death toll to 2,582. Check out our tracker for more information.

There’s no singular way into Bangor’s growing homeless population — or out of it

We spoke with three members of the homeless population about their experiences as Bangor grapples with a growing problem and the approach of winter.

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National Guard facilities could help shelter Presque Isle’s growing homeless population

Aroostook County has approximately 113 people experiencing homelessness and residing in its homeless shelters and hotels.

Democrats fight GOP tide in western Maine town rattled by mill closure

With an economy built on union jobs, Jay was once the epitome of a Democratic bastion. Then Donald Trump came along.

A major push from UMaine System Chancellor Dannel Malloy faces biggest test yet this week

Regional higher education leaders will determine whether the University of Maine System can keep its unique system-wide accreditation.

UMPI students working with Piscataquis County on cybersecurity

Piscataquis County has limited resources, leaving its security systems vulnerable to attacks and putting vital records at risk.

2 more Hancock County schools find high levels of PFAS in drinking water

Students at Surry Elementary School and Blue Hill Consolidated School have been drinking bottled water since the beginning of the school year.

New fisheries leader weighs in on the future of the lobster industry

Alexa Dayton’s vision for the future is one of thriving and climate-resilient communities.

5 new Portland-area watering holes say hello while another says farewell for now

Portland’s ever-changing food scene is welcoming some novel eateries in the coming months, while waving goodbye to a well-loved staple.

Maine hunter shoots a bull moose with a crossbow at point-blank range

Armed with a crossbow, Nick and Edwin Ellis weren’t going to let a frustrating start to the moose season prevent them from finding the perfect bull.

9 hikes with the best fall foliage views in Maine

Autumn is the perfect time to hike in Maine, so check out some of these particularly beautiful trails.

In other Maine news …

Angus King endorses Janet Mills’ reelection campaign

Shying from Trump, Paul LePage seeks job back

Sorrento voters reject temporary ban on new large aquaculture projects

Abandoned buildings along Caribou riverfront delaying major redevelopment efforts

Solar partnership will help Aroostook town and school save thousands in electric costs

74-year-old Aroostook man charged for killing neighbor’s dog

Woman whose father’s body was left to rot in Lewiston crematorium awarded $5.5M

2 Penobscot County men accused of taking money for home repairs they never did

Fryeburg removes PFAS from its public water supply

The Hermon girls soccer team hasn’t lost to a regional opponent in 52 straight games

UMaine women’s basketball captain has accomplished everything but a tourney championship