Pamela Hurson, from West Paris, and her daughter Destiny, from Woodstock, walk their dogs, Titus, left and Pigpen, along the Bethel Pathway on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, in Bethel, Maine. The two love the Parkway because it is so clean. "There are poop bags and poop drop-offs," Pamela said. Destiny laughed and said about her mother, "She's my best friend and we hang out all the time."(Andree Kehn/Sun Journal via AP)

Today is Tuesday. Temperatures will be in the 50s with mostly cloudy skies and a chance for isolated or scattered showers across the state. See what weather is in store for the rest of the day here.

Here’s what we’re talking about in Maine today.

Maine is far from reaching its electric vehicle goals

Maine needs to add 30,000 more electric vehicles each year for the next seven years to reach the goal laid out in its climate action plan.

Anti-abortion activists jam State House to oppose bills championed by Janet Mills

The package of laws is headlined by one that would allow doctors to perform abortions they deem medically necessary after fetal viability.

Lawmakers urged to improve Maine National Guard’s response to sexual assault

The recommendations come from a special council formed after a Bangor Daily News investigation revealed a culture permissive of sexual abuse.

Aroostook County’s Hogan Tire sold to national chain

Hogan Tire, with locations in Houlton, Presque Isle, Caribou and Lincoln, was sold to Gill’s Point S Tires & Auto of Portland, Oregon, earlier this year.

Hollywood stars and Broadway legends once graced the stage at this Maine theater

The first season at the Lakewood Theater in Madison kicked off in 1901 on the grounds of an amusement park on the shores of Lake Wesserunsett.

Winterport Open Stage returns with first play in 4 years

Winterport Open Stage returned to the Samuel L. Wagner Middle School last weekend with a production of James Hidman’s “Popcorn Falls.”

Hermon School Committee passes budget with 9 percent increase

The committee approved a budget of more than $19 million for the 2023-24 school year by a vote of 4-1.

Life goes on at Portland homeless encampment as officials debate its future

Last month, city officials said they would be clearing the homeless encampment along Bayside Trail, but they’ve yet to do so.

New York man charged in crash that killed 4 Maine Maritime students pleads not guilty

Joshua Goncalves-Radding, 20, faces 17 charges in connection with the deadly Dec. 10 crash in Castine.

Bangor will host New England track and field championship meet

The high school meet was originally slated to be hosted by Thornton Academy in Saco but that plan fell through.

2 former UMaine football players will attend Indianapolis Colts’ rookie camp

Zavier Scott and Michael Gerace  the only members of the Black Bears’ most recent class who have received offers to play professional football.

He found a dream buck in the Maine woods. There was just one catch.

Garrett Wilbur is an avid deer hunter who enjoys spending time in the woods near his home in Greenville, including looking for moose sheds.

Everything you need to know about fiddleheads

As the snow melts around Maine and temperatures begin to warm, it’s time to start thinking about foraging for fiddleheads.

In other Maine news …

Missing Brewer woman has been found safe

Old Town fisherman is missing Down East

Hikers find human remains in Rockport

Man killed in Corinna crash

Man allegedly stole truck filled with gravestones from Casco funeral home

Auburn police evacuate homes after shooting in neighborhood

Child drug ingestions have more than doubled in Maine

Pieces of a Maine war hero’s plane are coming home

Federal aviation restrictions halt log cabin village in Caribou

Stillwater bridge in Old Town reopens

Route 9 in Brewer reopens after downed power lines closed road

Maine asylum seekers find community in chess group

Spring storm hits Maine island with 70 mph gusts

Paul Koenig

Paul Koenig is chief digital editor at the Bangor Daily News. He previously spent six years at Maine magazine, as managing editor and then editor. Before that he worked at Old Port magazine, Mainebiz and...