Here are the things you need to know today......

~Zone forecast from Maine.gov~

Winter starts today, December 21 and end on March 20, 2019.

Heavy rain and strong winds could cause flooding and power outages according to WGME.

Augusta is cutting two of four recycling collection sites because of problems according to centralmaine.com.

The Dow dropped yesterday, Secretary of Defense submitted his resignation, and the House passes a bill with government funding AND the border wall according to CNN.

An audit by the MePUC found CMP meters are accurate but reported defects in the company's new billing system according to WGME.

A school bus in Winslow ended up in a ditch Thursday afternoon , there was only on minor injury according to WABI.

Governor LePage's official portrait has been unveiled according to WABI.

The Secretary of State's office has released the total of the recount in the 2nd Congressional and per Maine law, Poliquin's campaign is responsible for paying for the recount since it didn't change the outcome according to WABI.

Gov LePage was repeating his discredited theory that out-of-state black and Hispanic drug dealers are responsible for an overwhelming percentage of drug trafficking in Maine according to US News.