In this Oct. 13, 2020, file photo, a man wears a mask to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus while using his phone on a rainy day in Portland. Credit: Robert F. Bukaty / AP

Today is Tuesday. Temperatures will be in the low to high 50s from north to south with cloudy skies and a chance for rain throughout the state. Here’s what we’re talking about in Maine today.

Here’s the latest on the coronavirus and Maine

Another 25 coronavirus cases were reported in Maine on Monday, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention. There are 641 active confirmed and “probable” cases in the state and the death toll is now at 146. Check out our COVID-19 Tracker for more information.

The outbreak associated with Brooks Pentecostal Church and its Lighthouse Christian Academy now involves at least 32 cases, up from 17 over the weekend. The church’s pastor, Matthew Shaw, works as a security services supervisor at Waldo County General Hospital in Belfast. 

Penobscot County ranks 1st for rare fentanyl copycat drugs in nationwide analysis

In this June 6, 2017, file photo, a reporter holds up an example of the amount of fentanyl that can be deadly after a news conference about deaths from fentanyl exposure, at DEA Headquarters in Arlington, Virginia. Credit: Jacquelyn Martin / AP

Rare drugs designed to mimic the opioid fentanyl are showing up more often in urine samples from Penobscot County than any other county in the nation, according to a recent study. The findings are concerning because they come at a time when the fentanyl analogs are frequently being added to methamphetamine, creating a deadly combination.

In Maine’s swing 2nd District, Mike Pence says ‘era of economic surrender is over’

Vice President Mike Pence drew a huge crowd at Dysart’s in Hermon where he held a campaign rally on Monday. Credit: Linda Coan O’Kresik / BDN

The visit may be Maine’s biggest campaign event in the waning days of a 2020 election reshaped by the coronavirus pandemic. Trump has focused on Maine in recent months, though Democratic nominee Joe Biden is favored to win the Democratic-leaning state as he leads the president in national and many swing-state polls.

Ellsworth set to buy all its electricity from 11,000-panel solar farm

Gaps in two rows of panels in this March 2019 file photo show yet more panels at a solar farm that was installed in late 2018 at a former landfill site next to the local Tremont town office. Credit: Bill Trotter / BDN

The Ellsworth City Council this week is expected to OK a deal with SunRaise Investments, based in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, under which the city would use all the power generated at a 29-acre site on the east side of Mariaville Road and most of the power generated at an 11-acre parcel on the west side of the road.

Head off on a modern-day treasure hunt with these 5 activities

Leslie Gordon Curtis of Lincolnville searches for sea glass and pottery tossed ashore by the ocean on Nov. 14, 2017, on a beach in Searsport. Credit: Aislinn Sarnacki / BDN

The excitement and anticipation of treasure hunting is timeless. In Maine, there are several ways that people treasure hunt while enjoying the great outdoors. 

Check out these bears relaxing in the woods

Four bears gather in an Aroostook County field on this trail camera image. Credit: Courtesy of Al

Walk through the woods of Maine, and you’re not very likely to come face to face with a black bear. Put a trail camera up in the right spot, however, and you might be surprised how many bears you have prowling around in the woods near your house.

UMaine coaches must adjust after NCAA Division I grants winter athletes an extra year of eligibility

In this October 2019 photo, Dor Saar of the University of Maine (15) is pictured during a game in Bangor. Credit: Courtesy of Peter Buehner

Competition during the 2020-21 winter season will not count toward the NCAA’s eight-semester, five-year eligibility limits for scholarship athletes.

In other Maine news …

Missing Pennsylvania hiker found safe after night in woods near Donnell Pond

Woman will seek $15M from Bangor after getting hit by city bus

Border closure can’t keep grandparents in Maine from Canadian wedding

John Bapst taps longtime educator to lead school starting in July

CVS hiring 100 in Maine in national ramp-up expecting higher flu, coronavirus cases