A man passes a snowy street-art portrait on Center Street in Portland on Tuesday. Credit: Troy R. Bennett / BDN

Today is Wednesday. Temperatures will be in the low 30s to low 40s from north to south, with partly sunny skies and a chance for scattered morning snow showers. 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.

A ‘foreseeable disaster’ changed life for thousands now without recycling in Maine

Without the Hampden waste processing facility, more trash is being sent to landfills than ever before, and the state is delayed in reaching its recycling goals.

Read timeline of how the plans for the Hampden trash plant fell apart.

Angus King’s Social Security proposal puts him to Susan Collins’ right

Angus King has proposed raising the retirement age to ensure Social Security’s solvency.

What a national debt default would mean for Maine

If the national debt isn’t addressed by June, it could delay Mainers’ tax refunds, disrupt Social Security and delay veterans’ benefits.

200 new jobs slated for Bangor after investment from green energy firm

The city-owned Maine Avenue building formerly housed Wayfair before the company left in 2021.

Some Aroostook residents want more benefits from massive wind project

The project will place 170 wind turbines along 175,000 acres of forest in Aroostook County, generating 1,000 megawatts of power.

Medical examiner tells jury at father’s manslaughter trial baby died of inflicted head trauma

Ronald Harding, 38, is on trial on a manslaughter charge after his 6-week-old son died suddenly in May 2021.

Historic photos show Maine’s century-long love affair with high school basketball

High school basketball has been captivating the hearts of Maine students, teachers and parents since the early 1900s.

Southern Aroostook’s Madison Russell repeats as MVP on the 2023 girls all-tournament team

Dexter junior center Mazie Peach was the Class C MVP and Ellsworth sophomore guard Abby Radel was the Osborne recipient in Class B.

PLUS: See which Maine high school girls basketball players had the most impressive performances in this year’s North regional tournament.

Hampden, Old Town-Orono kick off high school hockey playoffs

Three Class B North schoolboy hockey quarterfinal games will be played on Wednesday night in Bangor, Presque Isle and Waterville.

Watch this fox go out in a snowstorm to grab a meal

A red fox had difficulty, or perhaps reservations, carrying around a piece of roadkill in this video.

This recipe makes a perfect gingersnap cookie with crunch and a tender crumb

These gingersnap cookies are delicious and ideal for eating by the handful.

In other Maine news …

Santana plans Bangor concert at Maine Savings Amphitheater this August

Acadia rangers are looking for vandals painting fake trail markers

2 wayward Aroostook bison captured

Teens accused of starting deadly Lewiston fire found incompetent to stand trial

Groups sue to stop demolition of deteriorating midcoast bridge

Avocados, fish strewn across Maine highway after crash

Glenburn school will install PFAS water filter

Unity College is changing its name

Bill to give tribes seat on Baxter State Park Authority faces pushback

Jared Golden backs lobstermen on new offshore wind worry

UMaine wins final regular-season game with Kristians Feierbers’ buzzer-beater

UMaine women’s basketball player Adi Smith named America East Player of the Year

UMaine women’s basketball team expects challenge from Binghamton in conference quarterfinal

WATCH: UMaine men’s basketball wins final regular-season game with Kristians Feierbergs’ buzzer-beater