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Acadia National Park reopened to motorized traffic on Monday. The park’s access road and many of its trails had been open previously for walkers and bicyclists, but this afternoon Park spokesperson Christie Anastasia says she found a handful of visitor cars at the top of Cadillac Mountain.

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An African asylum seeker who helped found an organization that brings together immigrant communities in Greater Portland to collaborate and share resources is being remembered. Alain Nahimana, 49, died on Sunday from complications of diabetes.

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Starting on Monday, Mainers — and out-of-staters who’ve completed a 14-day quarantine in Maine — can stay at a hotel or other lodging establishment here.

Caitlin Troutman / Maine Public File

The Maine Department of Corrections plans to purchase surplus restaurant supplies from businesses in Androscoggin, Cumberland and York counties.

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Several Maine libraries, including in Brunswick and Limerick, are opening the week of June 1 for curbside pickup, while others, including in Belfast, will open for limited services inside. The Portland Public Library has also announced it plans to open for curbside pickup on June 8.

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Maine Gov. Janet Mills says elections are more important than ever now that a pandemic threatens the state's economy and habits. Mills spoke Sunday at a "virtual rally" held by Maine Democrats.

Caitlin Troutman / Maine Public

Hundreds of people gathered Sunday in the streets of Portland near the Portland Police station to protest police brutality in response to the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

Willis Ryder Arnold / Maine Public

Hundreds of Mainers protested the death of George Floyd on Friday. Floyd, a black man from Minnesota, died while in police custody Monday, and his home state has since been embroiled in rioting.

Federal fishing managers say commercial fishing for Atlantic cod is limited by closures off the coast of New England this spring. 

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Maine’s independent senator has joined a group of colleagues in calling for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to make it easier for tribal communities to get access to broadband internet.

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press

The Maine Center for Disease Control is reporting four new deaths of patients who had COVID-19, and an additional 56 cases in the state.

Nick Woodward / Maine Public

All seven workers at the Maine Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) who had exhibited COVID-19 symptoms Thursday have tested negative for the disease.

Maine’s top financial officials say state revenues are doing better than expected overall, but warn that the loss of revenue is still significant and will pose some serious policy questions for the Governor and the legislature.

Caitlin Troutman / Maine Public

The Maine Center for Disease Control is reporting 37 new cases of COVID-19 and another death, a woman in her 80s from Cumberland County. This total number of people associated with COVID-19 who have died is 85.

Maine’s Secretary of State will reopen the Department of Motor Vehicles offices for in-person service on June 1, by appointment.

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