Blair Steinman, 1, gets a bite of cake batter ice cream at Gifford’s Ice Cream stand in Bangor with her mother, Jackie, on March 19, 2022. Credit: Linda Coan O'Kresik / BDN

Today is Monday. Temperatures will be in the low to high 70s from north to south, with a chance for scattered showers across the state. See what the weather for the rest of the day will be here.

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

From indifference to ‘McDreamy,’ here’s what Joe Biden’s Maine trip looked like

The Democratic president’s first trip to Maine since winning the 2020 election was a low-key affair. While visiting the Auburn Manufacturing Inc. facility off First Flight Drive, Biden touted his economic agenda, dubbed “Bidenomics,” while taking aim at trickle-down economics.

The quick trip through Maine’s 2nd Congressional District comes as inflation, which soared in the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic and hit many Mainers’ pockets, shows signs of slowing, which the president joked was driving a Republican impeachment effort.

3 key takeaways of Joe Biden’s Maine trip

Joe Biden brought three of Maine’s top politicians with him on a trip to Auburn Manufacturing Inc. on Friday.

Kathie Leonard  has been the face of Auburn Manufacturing’s yearslong trade war with China.

‘Ear-piercing’ sirens drove her out of downtown Bangor

As it turns out, those who think Bangor’s sirens are louder and more frequent than other cities might not be entirely wrong.

Aroostook power line would cut across Maine farms

Daniel MacPhee is concerned about the future of his farm if the Aroostook Renewable Gateway power line cuts across it.

How new owners plan to sustain Caribou’s legacy businesses

In Caribou, the newest business owners want to maintain the character of the businesses they acquired and preserve the city’s personality.

Bucksport wants more tourists to step off the beaten path

The banners are getting a lot of attention, the kind Bucksport needs years after the Verso Paper mill closed.

Green crabs are a staple on this Belfast restaurant’s menu

Creating a commercial market for green crabs could be important for eventually controlling the growth of the invasive population.

Inside an iconic Maine ice cream maker’s recovery from an ill-timed fire

When a fire struck the Gifford’s Ice Cream facility in early February, operations ground to a halt as efforts pivoted to rebuilding.

This is chiengora, the dog hair that is spun into yarn

While there will never be another Sig, Kimberly Brown is left with more than memories.

10 things to do in Maine before summer is over

There’s still time to pack fun and sun into the remaining eight or so weeks of summer, and you don’t even have to leave Maine to do so.

In other Maine news …

2nd person arrested in investigation into Maine corrections official accused of taking kickbacks

CMP corridor will resume construction despite big jump in cost

A Bangor girl is missing

Neo-Nazi leader banned from Bangor’s Planet Fitness

UMaine students will soon have their food delivered by robots

Former UMPI president and Bangor museum benefactor dies

2 national authors with St. John Valley roots meeting for 1st time at book event

71-year-old hospitalized after Charleston tractor trailer crash

1 killed in Dover-Foxcroft crash

Man drowns in Megunticook Lake

Wentworth Event Center in Belfast destroyed in early morning fire

Maine school board members receive anonymous racist hate mail

Medal of Honor recipient watches as warship bearing his name is christened in Maine

It’s almost time for the Maine Lobster Festival

Boy became lost in Maine woods after late-night trip to the bathroom

2 dead after reported Lewiston shooting

Former Pittsfield and Ellsworth police chief dies at 65

Maine wardens urge ‘extreme caution’ on Saco River due to major debris

Attorneys for man accused of 4 fatal Maine shootings eye insanity defense

Planners want to connect Portland, Westbrook and Gorham with express bus

Portland City Hall is trying to fill more than 200 vacancies

Portland swears in new police chief

Henry’s Public House opening in former Bull Feeney’s location

Maine craft beer pioneer David Geary dies

US marshals warn of cunning phone scam affecting Mainers

UMaine men’s basketball will play most of its game at The Pit this season

UMaine football, hockey games will move to a new radio station

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.