Fall foliage is beginning to change in Greater Bangor. View in Dedham on Thursday morning. Credit: Linda Coan O'Kresik / BDN

Today is Tuesday. Temperatures will be in the low 70s to high 60s from north to south, with partly sunny or mostly cloudy skies throughout the state. Here’s what we’re talking about in Maine today.

The latest on the coronavirus in Maine

The latest COVID-19 cases from the weekend will be reported by the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention by 9:30 a.m. Check out our tracker for more information.

The COVID-19 shot for children age 5 to 11 is set to be authorized by the FDA in the upcoming weeks. Here’s what you need to know about the shot for young children.

The University of Maine will require anyone attending either basketball or hockey games this year to present proof of vaccination or of a negative COVID-19 test performed within 72 hours of the game.

Bangor jail closes to all but most violent new arrestees during COVID outbreak

It’s forcing law enforcement agencies to travel instead to jails in Ellsworth, Belfast and Dover-Foxcroft.

COVID cases, hospitalizations decline in Penobscot County, but virus risks remain

In a county that had never seen so many COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, the drop is a positive sign and a potential indicator that there may be greater normalcy in the coming months.

Schools scramble to cover classrooms and other jobs amid substitute shortage

Administrators are struggling almost daily to cover classrooms during a school year that has already proven difficult for educators, students and families due to COVID-19.

GOP wants to send surpluses gained under Janet Mills back to Mainers

The proposal from Senate Minority Leader Jeff Timberlake, R-Turner, would give taxpayers a slice of unused revenue collected monthly.

CMP, public power backers locked in war to weaken each other’s 2022 referendum bids

The behind-the-scenes referendum war is the latest front in the fight over Maine’s energy future and could set up a confusing election if both make the ballot in 2022.

UMaine football will need a miracle to make the playoffs

Saturday’s loss to Elon leaves the University of Maine’s football team staring at an 0-3 Colonial Athletic Association record and an overall 1-4 mark.

Belfast is a step closer to planting 1 million daffodils throughout the city

This is the fourth year people have worked to plant bulbs in Belfast through the Belfast Daffodil Project.

‘Ghost stations’ in rural Maine mask depth of firefighter shortage

Ghost departments are active, but their ability to respond to emergencies is exceedingly limited.

Bangor wants to know if your neighborhoods are pedestrian friendly

The observations are supposed to factor into long-term, comprehensive planning for the city and tell the city how residents are interacting with their neighborhoods.

Shooting a bull moose in a blueberry barren a chance to embrace a family hunting legacy

After she shot the 670-pound moose with a 36 1/2-inch spread, Christi Holmes thought about the meals she would share with family and friends for the next year from it.

In other Maine news …

Maine tribes rally for Wabanaki rights on the state’s 3rd Indigenous Peoples Day

Police release names in shooting near Portland soup kitchen

Woman alleges sexual abuse by Jehovah’s Witness elder in Rockport

Knox County denies former jail guard’s allegations of sexual harassment, age discrimination

Meat smoker caused fatal fire in Mechanic Falls, authorities say

Leela Stockley

Leela Stockley is an alumna of the University of Maine. She was raised in northern Maine, and loves her cat Wesley and staying active in the Maine outdoors.