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

~Zone forecast from Maine.gov~

Summer weather as Maine is expecting some severe thunderstorms this afternoon and evening and southern Maine has an air quality alert and heat advisory.

RSU 18 is broke ground on a new $3.9M multi-sport athletic complex posted centralmaine.com.

Repairs are underway on the statue of Andre the Seal, a Maine harbor seal, that is beloved by the town of Rockport according to US News.

Nearly a week after Maine's primary elections, the state's ranked-choice voting is coming down to the math. Ballots from nearly 500 municipalities across the state have been shipped to the Augusta for two Democratic primary races according to US News.

North Country Scenic Trail, a hiking trail that would end up going from North Dakota into Maine is one step closer to getting the necessary funding according to US News.

Skowhegan High School, the only high school in Maine that still uses Native American imagery for its sports teams saying they doesn't plan to change its tradition according to US News. (More from Centralmaine.com)

Lawmakers are back in Augusta tomorrow for a few days for a special session to address some business according to US News.

The man who was beaten in the park fight  in Lewiston has died of his injuries. The Lewiston Police Department instituted a 9 p.m. curfew at the Kennedy Park according to US News.