Timothy Whitman shovels cheese curds into boxes where they will be pressed into blocks of cheese to sit overnight at Pineland Farms Dairy Co. in Bangor. Once the curds have fused into one block, it sits and ages in the cooler for anywhere from six months to five years. Credit: Linda Coan O'Kresik / BDN

Today is Wednesday. Temperatures will be in the low teens to low 30s from north to south, with increasing clouds. Our third storm in six days will begin spitting snow between 3 and 6 p.m. 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.

Bangor crews struggle to clear snow from sidewalks as next storm looms

It took eight hours just to clear two miles of sidewalk near the Bangor Mall after last week’s storm.

Bangor just broke a single-day snowfall record

Bangor received 10.5 inches of snow from the last storm, while some surrounding towns saw more than 18 inches.

Sale of Hampden trash plant delayed again

The Municipal Review Committee was set to sell the controlling interest in the Hampden plant’s operations on Jan. 25.

Brewer police are behind a GOP lawmaker’s attempt to tighten gun laws

Sen. Peter Lyford has proposed two bills that would increase penalties for illegal weapon possession.

House speaker calls on Waldoboro lawmaker indicted for signature fraud to resign

Democratic Rep. Clinton Collamore allegedly submitted as many as 30 fraudulent signatures to qualify for a taxpayer-funded campaign program.

Maine’s high court backs finding that smart meters are safe

The decision could end a public dispute over alleged but mostly unsupported health risks from the meters.

New Jersey woman braves night on remote Maine island and buys it

Duck Ledges Island is only inhabitable from May to October because of inhospitable weather.

Presque Isle’s Main Street is getting a makeover

It joins other Maine towns, like Gray and Dover-Foxcroft, seeking to rejuvenate their downtowns.

UMaine aquaculture research site could attract more startups with $3.5M boost

The site on the eastern shore of Taunton Bay in Hancock County is an ideal place to study salmon aquaculture and other fish farm operations.

Wayward Cape Elizabeth seal was likely looking for a safe place to sleep

Coming out of the water on the beach in Fort Williams Park, the gray seal probably went off in search of privacy and safe napping conditions.

Belfast-area schools may allow older students to ask for condoms

The procedure would authorize nurses, social workers and counselors, not teachers, to supply condoms if requested.

Rescheduling Maine high school basketball games shouldn’t be so chaotic

Anything is better than making kids squeeze five games into the final week because the adults didn’t realize it might snow in Maine, BDN Sports contributor Lucas McNelly writes.

Raising your own chickens is not cheaper than buying eggs

Raising your own chickens can be a costly venture, with feed and coop supplies rising in price alongside egg prices.

Can you identify the mystery critter in this nighttime trail camera photo?

It appears to be some sort of bird. But you be the judge.

Canning is a delicious way to preserve your game meat

Canning is one of the most viable, cost-effective and efficient ways to extend the shelf life of your venison, moose and even beaver meat, BDN Outdoors contributor Chris Sargent writes.

In other Maine news …

Maine Republicans seeking changes to help lower energy prices

New research shows dangers of eating fish laced with PFAS

Dave Matthews Band will play in Bangor this summer

Nonprofit wants to build affordable housing in Greenville

AG’s office settles lawsuit against Windham moving company

Kennebunkport man faces domestic terrorism charge after Atlanta protest

A Gorham high school alum just got his third Oscar nomination for ‘Avatar’ sequel

New Surry’s ‘vibrator play’ is tastefully daring, funny and thought-provoking

Brady Saunders’ huge 2nd half sparks Brewer basketball’s win over Hampden

Orono runner Ruth White wins Gatorade Player of the Year award

Central’s Izzy Allen becomes 4th family member to reach 1,000 career basketball points

Oxford Hills girls basketball wins defensive battle against Bangor in game between unbeatens