• Massachusetts May 7, 2021

    Group Calls on Baker to End Mask Requirement for Kids During Outdoor Recess, Sports

    Massachusetts relaxed its mask restrictions last week, but kids are still required to wear their masks outdoors during school recess and youth sports. A grassroots group of about 5,000 parents sent Gov. Charlie Baker a letter Thursday asking him to immediately remove the state’s mask requirement for all outdoor youth sports, summer camps and recess — even if six feet...

  • coronavirus Dec 11, 2020

    Gov. Mills Issues New Order Strengthening Maine's Mask Mandate

    Maine Gov. Janet Mills issued a new executive order Friday strengthening the enforcment of the state’s existing face covering requirement in all indoor public spaces. The governor also warned that more severe restrictions might be necessary, including reduced gathering limits or business closures. “Short of closing businesses and schools and requiring people to stay home, which is the last...

  • Murder Trial Sep 9, 2020

    Defendant: Mask Requirement Would Be Prejudicial in Maine Murder Trial

    A New York man who’s about to go on trial on charges that he killed a woman in Down East Maine believes masks worn during the pandemic could prejudice the jury against him. In court documents, Carine Reeves’ attorney said that wearing a mask could be prejudicial since masks are associated with crime. Reeves, a Black man, contends his...

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