Bangor's downtown ball drop has been a tradition in the city since 2004. The 2019/2020 ball drop is pictured here. Credit: Eesha Pendharkar / BDN

Today is Tuesday. Temperatures will be in the mid-20s to mid-30s from north to south, with mostly cloudy skies throughout the state. Those clouds may start to clear for more southerly regions as the day progresses. 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.

Senate GOP’s heating aid fight was about setting a tone with Janet

The brinkmanship was about more than just aid.

Bar Harbor’s ‘back to normal’ 2022 tourist season wasn’t like other years

2022 was mostly was a success for tourist-driven business — even if what constitutes a normal year in Bar Harbor is up for debate.

How rising costs hammered Mainers in 2022

We’ve rounded up the top consumer goods and services that were affected by rising costs over the past year.

Judge sued for sexual harassment seeks to have case dismissed

District Court Judge Charles F. Budd Jr.’s attorney described his behavior as “inappropriate” and “unprofessional,” but not illegal under Maine law.

Why Bangor celebrates New Year’s Eve with a beach ball

Bangor’s beach ball drop was born from a little ingenuity, lights from Marden’s and overwhelming community support.

Cooper Flagg, Ruth White and more Maine athletes who inspired us in 2022

Maine athletes of all kinds soared to success, raking in accolades and championship titles last year.

3 Maine high school basketball teams won’t play this season as rosters keep shrinking

The Massabesic and Rangeley girls teams have not been able to put a full team on the court this year.

In other Maine news…

Cornville man killed in single-vehicle crash

Maine hospitals see lower readmission penalties after regulators relax certain metrics during the pandemic

Bangor hires new girls lacrosse and softball coaches

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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.