A man waits for the bus during a snow storm on Congress Street in Portland on Tuesday. Credit: Troy R. Bennett / BDN

Today is Thursday. Temperatures will be in the 30s, with snow and a wintry mix throughout the state. 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.

Maine rivers face potential catastrophe as sludge builds up

If wastewater treatment facilities can’t find anywhere else to send the sludge, their last resort may be to dump it into rivers.

PLUS: That comes after Casella Waste Systems said it is reducing sludge deliveries to Juniper Ridge Landfill in Old Town by 2,500 to 4,000 tons a month

The long-time manager of America’s oldest shoe store hangs up his shoe horn

After decades fitting shoes onto generations of Mainers, Brian Horne is ready to get off his own pair of feet.

Defense expert says 6-week-old died of COVID, not violent shaking

Under cross examination Tuesday, Liam Funte said that discoloration on the baby’s legs wasn’t caused by bruising as he’d initially thought.

Judge allows Bar Harbor petitioner to weigh in on cruise ship limits lawsuit

Some believe cruise ship visits provide a crucial economic benefit to the town, but others say summertime throngs hurt local quality of life.

Maine native Linda Kasabian, who helped convict Charles Manson, dies at 73

Linda Kasabian, who was 20 years old when she crossed paths with Charles Manson, was born in Biddeford.

2 local buyers express interest in Aroostook Centre Mall

The potential buyers have not been named yet, but an impending sale could save the current businesses that face eviction from the center.

Historic Houlton century-old movie theater to close in June

The Temple Cinema opened in 1919. It will be closing on June 29, due to rising costs and a lack of demand for in-person cinema.

Maine filmmaker’s documentary gives Portland food workers a say

Elora Griswold’s impending film “The City of Servers” is giving a voice to the thousands of food service workers who keep Portland running.

How Ellsworth girls could finally win their 1st state title

The Eagles haven’t won a quarterfinal game since 1994, but after upsetting undefeated Old Town, the team is in good spirits.

Check out these incredible photos from the Maine basketball tourney regional finals and semifinals and catch the latest tournament news here.

UMaine hockey captain almost didn’t return after last year’s ‘difficult’ season

Jakub Sirota came off the ice last year disappointed in the Black Bears’ 7-22-4 record, but he saw potential with Ben Barr.

Meet the YouTube sensations inspiring the next generation of hunters

A group of New England hunters recently held a convention in Brewer to bring together and inspire sportsmen of all ages.

How I grow my bee colonies so that I have enough to sell

“By mid-April, my colonies will be buzzing with bees that will need more room to expand even faster.”

In other Maine news …

CMP’s ‘evah’ famous spokesperson fronts ad against utility takeover

Hannaford buys Tradewinds Marketplace in Blue Hill

What actually happened to a $200,000 inheritance for Dixfield cats

Maine’s Bates College taps 1st Black president

Sanford body found in 2017 identified as woman who died in 1891

Police: Body found in upside-down car in water in Clinton

Auburn man accused of double killing headed back to Maine Monday

10-year-old snowmobiler hit while crossing Lewiston street

High schooler charged after 10-year-old hit boarding bus in South Portland

New York woman sues LL Bean over ‘waterproof’ boots claim

Sting investigation results in $10,000 fine for Massachusetts man ‘trafficking’ hares

Bald Eagle convenience store damaged by fire

70-year-old Montville man escapes fire by walking a mile barefoot

UMaine women’s basketball ousts Binghamton in America East quarterfinals