RJ Heller writes that weather swings are taking a toll on traditional Maine life.
Waves wash over the Spring Point Ledge Light as the Peaks Island ferry makes its way across Portland Harbor during a winter storm on Friday, Dec. 23, 2022. Credit: Troy R. Bennett / BDN

Today is Monday. Temperatures will be in the low to mid 20s across the state, with possible snow showers in the west and north. 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.

Nearly 100,000 Mainers were left without power on Christmas Day after a wicked storm swept through the state

At the storm’s peak, more than 300,000 Mainers were left without power, and the state’s utilities were hit harder than any of the other New England states last weekend.

The storm caused widespread flooding throughout southern Maine, prompting road closures and unsafe driving conditions. One driver who got stranded in floodwater had to be rescued from her car by a Wells police officer.

Gusty winds also felled trees and cut power across Aroostook County on Saturday.

The storm cleanup and power restoration is expected to continue into Tuesday, according to Central Maine Power.

EMMC asks judge to reduce $3M award in race discrimination case

The Bangor hospital’s attorneys claimed Thursday that Maine law caps damages in David Ako-Annan’s case at $800,000.

Holden’s 25 Days of Kindness ‘explodes’ this season to help more residents in need

The 25 Days of Kindness program offers financial assistance for community members, as well as gifts and other charitable acts.

Maine’s biggest economic development wins in 2022

Major economic developments came to rural corners of the state, and housing projects took off across Maine this year.

The 10 Maine politicians to watch in 2023

The next year will bring more influence in Washington, a focus on policy in the State House and many politicians mapping out their futures.

Water glassing eggs and canning butter are two preservation techniques that aren’t as safe as some may say.

Bangor church offers a lifeline for homeless population on cold winter nights

The Mansion Church, which opened in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, and provides hot meals and a warm bed.

In other Maine news…

Midcoast residents band together to save beloved Maine mountain

Ice disk forms in northern Maine river

Maine coach is 1 of 3 women leading men’s college basketball teams

2 hospitalized after fire in Gardiner

Neighbors mount effort to overturn Blue Hill solar farm approval

Report: Nearly 1 in 4 Aroostook County homes lack reliable broadband

A journey through Maine Christmas celebrations over the years

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Leela Stockley

Leela Stockley is an alumna of the University of Maine. She was raised in northern Maine, and loves her cat Wesley, her puppy Percy and staying active in the Maine outdoors.