At its peak, the algae bloom extended from Penobscot Bay to Martha's Vineyard.
Lobster fishermen work at sunrise on Sept. 8, 2022, off Kennebunkport. Credit: Robert F. Bukaty / AP

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

Convicted Maine fraudster Nathan Reardon arrested again

Nathan Reardon, 45, had been free from federal custody for less than two months before his arrest on Thursday.

PLUS: Nathan Reardon to be held until hearing on returning him to prison

Mainers are vetting workplaces more before accepting job offers

People are favoring employers known for appreciating their workers and encouraging professional growth, recruiters in Maine said.

1 in 4 Mainers incorrectly believes Donald Trump won 2020 election, poll finds

More than 60 percent of residents also believe Trump will be convicted in at least one of the four criminal cases he currently faces.

Maine delegation demands feds shut down illegal Chinese marijuana grows

That comes after a leaked memo alleged illegal Chinese marijuana operations are producing up to $4 billion in revenue in Maine.

Bucksport school district hires law firm to investigate alleged staff misconduct

Superintendent James Boothby declined Thursday to disclose any specific details, including how recently the alleged misconduct occurred.

These unusual plant parts may be the tastiest thing in your garden this year

If you know where to look and what to look for, plant experts say you can enjoy a variety of edible plants you may never have considered.

2 killed in Litchfield plane crash have been identified

Jumaane Omar Stanley Melville, 37, was flying the Beech C-99 with James Shepherd-Kegal, 69, when they crashed Tuesday evening.

More carvings found on mysterious rock removed from Orono woods

Eisso Atzema said they can make out three new carvings. The first one spotted was the word “Shorty,” which is likely someone’s nickname.

Federal grant paves way for Tiny Homes of Maine expansion

Aroostook County is not immune to the national housing crisis and rising home prices, with waiting lists for rentals and few homes for sale.

Woman accused of brutal Down East slaying says cellphone data will provide alibi

Kailie Brackett, 39, maintains she was at home on night in April 2022 when Kimberly Neptune was killed.

Belfast mother-daughter who accused locals of spreading brothel rumors want case dropped

After two years, the motion to dismiss was filed on Thursday by the plaintiffs. However, the defendants aren’t ready to walk away.

In other Maine news …

Swimmer drowns in Orland pond  

Climate change is altering the fall migration habits of birds in Maine

UMaine System projected to face budget deficits for years

Neo-Nazi says Maine can do little to impede his plan

Maine’s 1st Costco expected to open in November in Scarborough

Oakland abruptly places town manager on leave 

Bomb threats made to multiple Walgreens in Maine

Former BIW worker named president of international machinists union

11 detained after Brewer drug raid

Aroostook’s only bluegrass fest expects post-COVID revival

An algal bloom is spanning 100 miles in the Gulf of Maine

Watch this adorable moose calf splashing around in the water