Anne Corliss, 66, has volunteered as a cuddler in the neonatal intensive care unit at Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center for 25 years. Credit: Linda Coan O'Kresik / BDN

Today is Tuesday. Temperatures will be in the 60s. See what weather is in store for the rest of the day here.

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

Janet Mills silent on paid leave bill drawing wide support from Maine Democrats

A maximum payroll tax to finance paid leave would be 1 percent, split evenly between employers and employees at companies with more than 15 employees.

Volunteer cuddler has comforted Bangor hospital’s tiniest patients for 25 years

Anne Corliss loves babies, and she’s spent a quarter of a century providing that love to Bangor’s delicate NICU patients.

Bangor council hikes fees on vacant properties

Bangor city councilors unanimously approved changing a city rule Monday that doubles the twice-yearly vacant property permit fee.

Meet the worm that grows more than a foot long and convinces its host to drown itself

Despite its spooky and somewhat threatening appearance when emerging from its host, horsehair worms are harmless to humans.

1 dead, 3 hurt following fire at Waterville senior living apartment building

Firefighters found a person inside the fourth floor of the building and attempted resuscitation but they died at the scene.

ALSO: Firefighting foam used to douse the flames at the Waterville apartment complex is thought to be present in the Kennebec Water District’s distribution area. A “do not drink order” has been issued until further notice.

Versant agrees to delay half of its next rate increase until January

The request comes at a time when electricity rates, fueled by high natural gas prices, already are straining Mainers’ wallets.

How a Maine resting place for the dead became a public park for the living

Construction of the Mount Hope Cemetery, modeled on the United States’ first-ever “garden cemetery in Boston, started in 1834.

In other Maine news…

Winslow coaching legend ‘Tank’ Violette among 10 joining MPA’s Hall of Excellence

Down East woman sentenced to 25 years in prison for Eastport man’s killing

Wigwam Rapids provide exhilarating paddling on this famed Down East river

Belfast narrows its focus on what it wants in a public safety hub

Historic Ellsworth home escapes demolition as state reevaluates plans for new courthouse

UMaine baseball’s dynamic lefty finds his command in time for playoffs

How Big Tech companies are fighting efforts to expand Maine privacy laws

As residential care homes expand in Maine, seniors don’t always get the care they need

Maine man accused of stealing car, fleeing from police

Several cars hit by bullets from drive-by shooting in Lewiston, police say

Woman drives off in police cruiser after arrest for alleged burglary

UMaine baseball’s dynamic lefty finds his command in time for playoffs

Niall Horan, formerly of One Direction, set for 2024 show on Bangor waterfront

Homeless people ponder next destination as Portland housing crisis intensifies

Maine’s top gambling regulator on leave after tweeting sexist slur

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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.