Good morning. Temperatures will be in the 20s with snow late in the afternoon. A storm will be developing overnight and could bring nearly a foot of snow across the state Wednesday morning.
Here’s what we’re talking about in Maine today.
–The new Democratic governor tried to thread a political needle with her budget proposal, which would hike spending by 11 percent over the baseline of the current budget while fulfilling promises to not raise taxes, fund voter-approved Medicaid expansion under the federal Affordable Care Act and boost school funding by $126 million.
–A Maine housing developer has received $350,000 from the federal government to build additional housing in the Bangor area in an effort that could nearly rid the city of long-term homelessness.
–As Judy Camuso begins her tenure as commissioner of the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, she has a clear focus on one thing that must change over the coming years: The agency that she knew — or didn’t know — before her arrival 12 years ago must become better at defining itself to all Mainers.
–A fresh round of snow is heading into Maine later this week, and it could dump close to a foot of snow over most of the state in time for the Wednesday morning commute.
–Tony Sohns, a collector of rare minerals and strange creatures whose ability to spot nature’s eccentricities found an outlet in the Rock and Art Shop, a popular set of stores in the Bangor region that he co-founded with his family, died last week while on a business trip to Arizona.
–The Rock Church, one of Greater Bangor’s fastest growing congregations, is expanding on two fronts. It recently moved into a larger space in Old Town as it finalizes plans to erect a new building at its Bangor property on Ohio Street.
–Consider buying the ingredients today, just in case tomorrow is a snow day. These recipes are sure to keep you warm and cozy while the snow is falling outside.
In other news …
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