Nov. 08By Lindsay Putnam November 8, 2018 6:08 am
Good morning. Temperatures will be in the high 40s with sunny skies throughout the state.
Here's what we're talking about in Maine today.
Use this interactive map to see how your town voted in the race for Maine's governor
Interested to see how liberal or conservative your town swung in the race for governor? Click here to use the interactive map to see how many votes Mills, Moody and Hayes earned from each town.
If you want to see how your town voted in local races, be sure to check out our full election results coverage here, and search for your town.
CD2 is officially heading to a ranked-choice count
The toss-up race in Maine's 2nd Congressional District is headed to a ranked-choice voting count, with U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin holding a slight lead over Assistant Maine House Majority Leader Jared Golden.
With roughly 91.5 percent of precincts reporting to the Bangor Daily News by 6 p.m. Wednesday, Poliquin, a two-term Republican from Oakland who won the seat in 2014 after two decades of Democratic control, led Golden, a Democrat, by about 700 votes.
Here's what happens next after Maine's historic 2018 election
Governor-elect Janet Mills' first job will be to craft a two-year state budget proposal for the Legislature, where Democrats clinched minimum majorities of 19 in the Senate and 80 in 151-member House.
Some of the first shifts could come almost immediately. Mills has vowed to implement voter-approved Medicaid expansion, the implementation of which is stalled in a court battle between the LePage administration and advocates.
These local races are usually quiet, but they're really close this year
The race for county treasurer is typically an under-the-radar affair. But in Penobscot County following Tuesday's election, it's a nail biter.
How an Orono native became an accidental restaurateur
The Bantam Cafe, which opened in May of this year, is a breakfast, brunch and lunch spot focused on a mixture of healthy, wholesome menu items and more decadent brunch classics, as well as an array of baked goods. In the six months since it opened, Wesley Osterhout says it has garnered rave reviews from locals and from tourists alike.
Human remains found in Blue Hill
Maine State Police said a deer hunter discovered human remains in the woods off Grindleville Road in Blue Hill the morning of Nov. 7. They will be examined and an identification will be made, Stephen McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety, said.
"State Police have been looking for 37 year old Jessica Grindle of Blue Hill since August when she was reported missing," McCausland said in a release. "Searches have taken place for her around two ponds near the Blue Hill-Sedgwick town line. The Grindleville Road is near that area."
Do this: Adopt a dog in need
Nearly 30 dogs seized from a Brunswick home in August after the owners were charged with cruelty to animals will be available for adoption Saturday at Midcoast Humane Society.
In other news...
York says new survey proves town line should be hundreds of feet farther into Kittery
Picturesque Maine village considers doing away with overhead power lines
Woman accused of stealing shoes, confidential city information from Rockland councilor
2 Dems, 1 Republican flip Bangor-area seats in the Maine House
Jury begins deliberating in trial of ex-lawmaker accused of bilking elderly widows
Review: Violinist, percussion section 'Serenade' audience with Bernstein
Bar Harbor voters decide to look into changing how they run their town
Upset gives Democrats first-ever majority on Hancock County Commission
Jeff Sessions forced out as attorney general by Trump
There was no blue wave, except in Maine
Under attack, newspaper endorsements matter more than ever
Humans fixed the ozone layer. We can tackle climate change, too.
UMaine women's basketball team looks to defend America East title
Denver pulls away late to beat UMaine men's basketball team in season opener
Celtics' Kyrie Irving fined $25K for throwing ball into stands
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