Blueberry season is getting underway, and that means hundreds of migrant workers who rake and process Maine’s iconic wild berries are arriving in the state.
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Six people, two from Michigan and four from Downeast, Maine, were arrested in connection with the operation.
Health officials says even vaccinated individuals should wear masks in areas with higher transmission due to the spread of the highly contagious Delta variant.
The organization that represents nursing homes and assisted living facilities in Maine says it supports providers that adopt mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policies for health care workers.
In this week’s newsletter: New recommendations for masks in Maine; Arise USA brings right wing politics to Belfast; First Charter Commission meeting in Portland.
Join Maine Public as we continue Deep Dive: Coronavirus, look at the one-year anniversary of the pandemic, looking at what lessons have been learned and how life has changed.
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