In this Jan. 5, 2021, file photo, rain falls during a winter storm in Bangor. Credit: Linda Coan O'Kresik / BDN

Today is Friday. Temperatures will be in the mid to upper 40s. 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.

BDN readers raised more than $100K to sustain local reporting

In 2022, nearly 800 BDN readers stepped up to support independent local journalism that matters. Together, we raised more than $100,000 to sustain our reporting!

5 of Nirav Shah’s most memorable moments in Maine

Nirav Shah rose from relative obscurity as the bureaucratic head of Maine’s health agency to the face the state’s pandemic response. Now, he’s leaving the Maine CDC to take top role in U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Maine case asks if mistaken identity or keen police instincts led to a Black man’s arrest

Augusta police officer Sabastian Guptill is being questioned on a case of alleged mistaken identity invoking broader issues of police bias.

No arrests have been made 3 months after Lamoine murder

No further information about the ongoing investigation into Neil Salisbury’s death has been made public by state officials.

Shuttered Presque Isle hotel was unsafe, city says

Residents were notified the building must be vacated by Friday morning.

Maine MLK Day events include new interfaith church service in Bangor

A 3 p.m. Saturday service will be held by Faith Linking in Action, which is made up of Bangor area congregations and individuals.

Searsport is asking voters to approve new wastewater treatment plant

The 35-year-old wastewater treatment plant is aging to the point of disrepair, according to Town Manager James Gilway.

UMaine and UMF have budget gaps in the millions

The two campuses will face a $17 million budget deficit by the end of the academic year as enrollment remains at historic lows.

Bangor region needs to invest $5M annually to keep pace with housing demands

To meet growing demands, the Bangor region will need to add an average of 300 homes or rental units each year, according to a new study.

Milford teachers frustrated about stalled contract negotiations

Negotiations with the one-building school district have hit a stopping point over the teachers’ proposal to raise wages inside the school.

More players and coaches leave the UMaine football team

Austin Ambush and Jamond DuBose join Joe Fagnano and Xavier Nurse as the players departing Orono for another destination.

Acclaimed Maine TV journalist Chris Rose dead at 63

“You always knew he would make deadline; the story would be factual, compelling, and complete; and he would never waste words.”

Maine is weird and that makes it a wicked good place for birds

Which state is closest to Africa? Like most folks, I figured it must be Florida.
Wrong. It’s Maine.

In other Maine news:

Brewer boys basketball shuts down Nokomis to remain undefeated

2 dead in Bangor shooting

Brewer hockey star driving success of Penobscot Pioneers’ inaugural season

Warm weather is wreaking havoc on the Maine high school Nordic ski season

Maine MLK Day events include new interfaith church service in Bangor

Searsport is asking voters to approve new wastewater treatment plant

Mother of slain Edgecomb toddler withdraws request for protection order

3 political pressure points in Janet Mills’ $10.3 billion budget

Man identified nearly 23 years after he was found off Maine coast

Maine nursing home staff are slow to get latest COVID booster

Marden’s closes its 1st store after nearly 60 years of business

Medomak school reassessing student safety after receiving 2 threats in 30 days

Maine fugitive of justice arrested in Wells

Teacher’s planned Ellsworth waffle truck inspired by trip to Europe

More Maine kindergarteners are getting vaccinated, bucking national trend

Bangor man admits to burglaries and thefts at 8 Bangor businesses last March

Former middle school employee sentenced for child pornography possession

Chellie Pingree thinks investigations will send George Santos out of Congress

These beautiful white-tailed bucks seem to know they’re being watched

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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.