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Today is Friday. Temperatures will be in the 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.

Oxford County is missing receipts for its gun deals

The Oxford County Sheriff’s Office got new service weapons for its officers in 2020 in a trade with J.T. Reid’s Gun Shop in Auburn.

Penobscot County awards $25K to nonprofit for affordable housing

Robin and Jonathan Sandau, former case workers, are hoping to provide a space where Bangor’s homeless can put their feet down and grow roots.

Mars Hill school board tight-lipped following superintendent’s arrest

The board knew about Elaine Boulier’s Jan. 25 arrest before the Bangor Daily News published a Wednesday story revealing the charges.

Maine lawmakers cut deal to move pared-down version of Janet Mills’ state budget

That result came from days of sensitive closed-door negotiations between the parties and Gov. Janet Mills, who was seen as favoring a bipartisan spending plan more than some other Democrats.

Watch these gorgeous Canada lynx put on a show in the Maine woods

This trail camera video provides us with another intimate look at the lives of the lynx as they start to vocalize springtime mating calls.

How to survive mud season in Maine

The amounts of silt and clay in Maine’s topsoil creates the perfect conditions for ‘mud season’ to form during the spring thaw.

Wells man charged in connection with Jan. 6 Capitol riots

David Ball, 37, has been charged with four federal misdemeanors for allegedly taking part in the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

Fate of Caribou ride service program could depend on future volunteers

The Caribou Area Ride Service is crucial in providing low-cost rides to seniors in The County, but lack of volunteers endangers the program.

Bangor woman will open her home during Ramadan to demystify Islam

Marwa Hassanein, the first Muslim elected to office in Bangor, wants to share the traditions important to her family during Ramadan.

UMaine Augusta selects 4 finalists for president 

The University of Maine System was forced to restart its search for the next president of UMA after the selected candidate withdrew.

Here’s why Maine birds sometimes have puzzling behavior

“I have an anthropocentric streak that leads me to look at wildlife as if animals are part of my world, often forgetting that I am part of theirs.”

In other Maine news…

Castine native to operate pier takeout stand she worked at as teen

Longtime downtown Bar Harbor pub sold to new owner

Chief justice seeks more staff to help clear growing court backlog

Bangor will be abuzz with Maine science at annual festival

Charter Communications plans $82M Maine broadband expansion

Inflation is driving up the cost of food for Maine school lunches

Maine Republicans split in early talks on reining in property tax freezes for seniors

Hampden Academy promotes Jaimee Perry to head softball coach

Police seek suspect in Belfast Circle K robbery

Andrew Varisco won’t return as Bangor High’s girls soccer coach

87-year-old Kennebunk man found safe

Bates employees vote down union after 14-month wait to count ballots

Massachusetts train somehow derails while not moving

Joe Biden approves federal storm recovery funds for 6 Maine counties

Route 1 in Caribou closed after delivery truck crash

Maine nonprofit gets $10 million from feds to help get more local food on school lunch trays

Portland Planning Board chair removes Airbnb listing

Rebuilding UMaine football team enters spring practice with a lot to prove

Watch these gorgeous Canada lynx put on a show in the Maine woods

UMaine System graduate student workers launch unionization effort

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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.