PORTLAND, MAINE -- 07/17/23 -- Two women and a dog walk by South Portland artist Chris Miller's temporary art installation on Portland's Western Prom on Monday morning, July 17, 2023. The circular collection of seven fanciful creatures, which also double as park benches, are collectively called "Carousel Cosmos." Troy R. Bennett | BDN

Today is Tuesday. Temperatures will be in the mid-80s to mid-70s from north to south, with scattered showers throughout the state and a chance for thunderstorms. See what the weather for the rest of the day will be here. You can see where Maine got the most rain from Sunday’s storm here.

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

Maine could still have a drought this year despite all the rain

Last year at this time, two-thirds of the state was in a drought. Only Aroostook County was not abnormally dry.

Anglers surprised by Maine’s strict proposed limits on bass tournaments

While the vast majority of bass fishing tournaments happen in southern Maine, opponents to the proposed ban noted small communities in northern Maine see an economic boost from the events.

Sports betting expected to go live in Maine this November

Maine looks like it will beat an initial estimate, but implementation of sports betting has taken longer than most other states.

Tabitha King’s western Maine orchard quietly closed to the public

There was no explanation for the closure, and no workers in the vast fields of the 105-acre Pietree Orchard property in Sweden.

Richard Rogers, a former UMaine grad student who would come to be known as the Last Call Killer, primarily targeted gay and bisexual men in New York City in the 1990s.

Dover-Foxcroft log home business expands into Aroostook County

Layoffs at another company and increased interest in log homes in Aroostook County pushed Moosehead Cedar Log Homes to expand.

A wedding ring was found on a Maine beach in an unexpected place

Scott Russell and his 7-year-old daughter were visiting Stockton Springs from New York when she found something unusual.

You can eat a 4-course meal on a Maine oyster float this summer

The multi-course floating dinners were inspired by more casual tours the Mere Point Oyster Co. has held for the past few summers.

Prehistoric creatures have popped up on Portland’s Western Prom

Each fanciful animal in the seven-piece colorful wooden collection by artist Chris Miller also doubles as a park bench.

How UMaine men’s hockey is fighting its way back up the Hockey East standings

It is the second-straight summer that UMaine’s hockey team is doing a strenuous optional six-week summer workout regimen under the guidance of sports performance coach Codi Fitzgerald.

We paddled across open ocean to camp on this Maine island

Situated in the heart of Muscongus Bay, the 15-acre Black Island is owned and preserved by Maine Coast Heritage Trust.

In other Maine news…

Maine’s climate plan is facing new challenges

Bath lawmaker who championed state flag change resigns for county job

Mainers in 100 cases didn’t have any legal representation last week

Maine hospitality businesses benefiting from boost in work visas

More tips to reduce your dependence on heating oil

A Fort Kent teen is missing

2 men charged with attempted murder after Lamoine shooting

Lamoine moratorium would temporarily block ‘glamping’ resort

A beer garden is coming to Blue Hill

Moose killed in Somerset County car collision

Man killed in Mercer camper fire

Women report being drugged in Portland’s Old Port

Former Portland city councilor joins mayoral race

Most vehicles stolen in Portland had keys left inside

York high-schoolers want the town to ban plastic utensils

UMaine men’s point guard wins silver medal with Canadian Under-23 national team

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...