Good morning, central Maine. It’s Monday, Aug. 27, meaning it’s also Just Because Day, Kiss Me Day, and National Banana Lovers Day. What’s not to like about that?

Onto your Morning 3:

DOWNTOWN DORM: Several students and faculty members have already moved into the $25.5 million mixed-use residential complex built by Colby College at 150 Main St. in downtown Waterville. On Sept. 3, Labor Day, more students will move in, for a total of 197. Classes start Sept. 5. Read the story. 



BRRRRRRRR: This year’s Farmers’ Almanac famed weather forecast is calling for “teeth-chattering cold,” and there may be some storms arriving early in the season. Enjoy the end of summer, folks. Winter is coming. Read the story. 




REBUILDING THEIR HOME: The Pagurko family made it out of their house at 571 Town House Road in Whitefield safely last year on Sept. 3 when a destructive fire broke out. But the two-story wooden home was totally destroyed and uninsured. The community rallied around the family to provide clothes and accommodation, and volunteers are helping them to rebuild a home. Read the story. 


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