Maine 4 hours ago

Mobile COVID-19 Vaccination Unit Gets Rolling in Rural Maine

Maine deployed its mobile vaccination unit on Monday as part of an effort to get COVID-19 shots to remote corners of the state. The unit got its start at the Oxford Casino in Oxford. The state has sai...

  • weddings Apr 8

    More Can Attend Weddings, Parties in Maine Next Month

    The state of Maine is set to relax attendance restrictions for private events such as weddings and private parties next month. Indoor events have been limited to 50% of permitted occupancy or 50 people, whichever is greater, since late March. The Maine Department of Economic & Community Development said earlier this week that the restrictions w...
  • Maine Apr 8

    Tractor Trailer Rolls Over in Maine, Spilling Frozen Hash Browns Across Road

    Thinking about having hash browns for breakfast? You may first want to make sure they aren’t spilled over Interstate 295 in Maine first.  A tractor trailer traveling southbound rolled over at exit 11 around 4 a.m. Thursday, spilling the frozen taters on the road, the Maine Department of Public Safety said. Exit 11 and the Route 1 on-ramp to the&#82...
  • coronavirus Apr 8

    Every Mainer Age 16 and Older Now Eligible for COVID Vaccine as State Metrics Rise

    Maine took a big leap forward in vaccine eligibility Wednesday, as it fights a jump of COVID-19 cases. On Wednesday, the state began allowing anyone 16 or older to get the shots, a move that expanded eligibility to more than 470,000 new people. Supply of the vaccine remains limited, and the state and health care providers are using advanced schedul...
  • coronavirus Apr 7

    Here's How Much COVID Funding New England Is Getting From the CDC

    Tens of millions of dollars in funding to boost local COVID vaccine efforts are being pumped in to New England from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, with Massachusetts, the most populous state, getting the most.

  • Infrastructure Apr 6

    Maine Members of Congress React to Biden's $2.3 Trillion Infrastructure Plan

    In one of their first joint in-person appearances in Maine during the COVID-19 pandemic, three of Maine’s four members of Congress toured the Bath Iron Works and Portsmouth Naval Shipyard facilities on Tuesday. Sens. Angus King and Susan Collins, along with U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, were hosting the acting secretary of the U.S. Navy, Thomas Harker...
  • coronavirus Apr 6

    Maine Set to Expand Eligibility for COVID-19 Vaccines

    The wait is almost over for Maine residents who have been anxious to receive a COVID-19 vaccination. The state is set to open up eligibility Wednesday to everyone 16 and over. Maine is one of dozens of states around the country that is expanding access to the vaccines this month. Supplies in the state remain limited, and not everyone will…...
  • Portland Apr 6

    Portland Bringing Back Popular Outdoor Dining, Retail Program — With One Key Change

    A program that was liked by many residents, visitors and business owners is coming back for another year in Portland, Maine, in an effort to help small businesses amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The city’s outdoor dining and retail program kicked off April 5 with the closure of several downtown streets. The popular program — whic...
  • Maine Apr 5

    Wardens Warn Hikers to Be Prepared After a Pair of Rescues

    The Maine Warden Service is warning that it may be spring but that cold weather can be dangerous after a pair of rescues over the weekend. Wardens rescued a shivering family of five from New Jersey that got lost on Tumbledown Mountain and a Maine man who was suffering from hypothermia and likely would’ve died without help on the...

  • Maine Apr 5

    Driver Topped 115 MPH Before Crashing While Fleeing Deputy

    A Maine man sped away from a deputy at speeds topping 115 mph on Interstate 95 before the car crashed and flipped, officials said Monday. Abdiaziz Dahir, 28, of Portland, was charged with driving to endanger, operating after suspension and giving a false name to an officer Sunday evening, said Naldo Gagnon, chief deputy at the Cumberland County She...
  • Angus King Apr 4

    Maine Senator Wants Reforms for Drug Sentencing Rules

    Maine’s independent senator said he supports a proposal to change federal mandatory drug sentencing policies to allow more flexibility. Sen. Angus King said the Smarter Sentencing Act would give federal judges authority to conduct individualized reviews to determine appropriate sentences for some nonviolent drug offenses. He said the country’s “one...
  • Maine Apr 3

    Maine Woman Killed in House Fire

    Authorities in Maine say they found a woman dead inside a Rangeley home when they responded to a fire Friday afternoon. Firefighters from Rangeley, Eustis, Phillips and Strong responded to a blaze at 43 Cross Street after the Franklin County Emergency Communications received a 911 call around 3 p.m. Upon arrival, emergency responders located a woma...
  • Maine Apr 3

    Maine Prepares to Administer Vaccine to All Residents 16 and Up Starting Wednesday

    In under a week, on April 7, Maine will allow people 16 and older to get the COVID-19 vaccine. The move comes as people in the state started noticing a number of open vaccine appointments ahead of that date. Reddit commenters on the “R/Maine” subreddit say they’ve seen slew of open appointment times in places like Bangor, and call...
  • NFT Apr 2

    Maine Man's Digital Art Gallery Is at the Forefront of the NFT Market

    A Maine man’s digital art gallery has become one of the leading online marketplaces for non-fungible tokens. NFTs are a digital art or object form, sort of like Bitcoin, getting headlines over the past few months for some eye-popping multi-million-dollar sales. Because NFTs are on what is perhaps the sharpest point of the cutting edges of fin...
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