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

~Zone forecast from Maine.gov~

Many fire departments in central Maine are dealing with a lack of firefighters according to centralmaine.com.

Messalonskee's new athletic field is almost done according to centralmaine.com.

Former Maine Warden and author, John Ford, has passed away according to a Facebook post from the Waldo County Sheriff's office.

Maine has a new potato. The Caribou russet is now available according to US News.

A Sabattus was wounded when his girlfriend slipped on the ice and her shotgun went off while hunting in Topsham according to US News.

A standoff in Rockland ended with the suspect surrendering and no one getting hurt according to US News.

Bald eagles are bouncing back and could be removed from the endangered lists according to US News.

Five people are interested in succeeding governor elect Janet Mills as our attorney according to US News.

The busiest part Maine's firearms season for deer ends this Saturday according to US News.