Willis Ryder Arnold

The Maine Center for Disease Control is confirming 11 cases of COVID-19 at Tyson Foods poultry processing center in Portland.

An organization of restaurant owners and workers wants the state to reopen their industry ahead of the Mill’s administration’s latest plan.

Wade Kavanaugh

The artist duo of Wade Kavanaugh and Stephen B. Nguyen have worked on public art together for the last 15 years. Most recently, they won a million-dollar public art commission for the new Washington Convention Center in Seattle.

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Ten days ago Maine Public spoke with Portland surgeon and critical care Doctor Laura Withers, who was about to go to New York to volunteer in a COVID-19 intensive care unit at Long Island Jewish Hospital. Since then, she says she’s been working nights for 15 hours at a stretch. In her own words, Withers describes what it has been like to treat patients at the epicenter of the pandemic:

Courtesy Erica Richards

Certified Nurse Midwife Erica Richards provides healthcare for women from adolescence through to menopause – and a lot of that care includes helping women with pregnancy and bringing babies into the world. Here she tells us about how Personal Protective Equipment may affect the birth process – from her own, health care provider perspective.

This interview has been edited for clarity.

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Multiple local and state emergency agencies were to an explosion at the Androscoggin Mill in Jay Wednesday afternoon that sent a plume of smoke into the air and scattered pulp debris miles away.

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Bath Iron Works' President Dirk Lesko says the shipyard will remain open unless the Navy or Defense Department instructs it to close.

Susan Sharon / Maine Public

An April storm packing heavy snow and gusy winds has knocked out power to more than 250,000 homes and businesses in Maine.

Becca Bell

The spread of COVID-19 has greatly restricted medical students’ access to hospitals, which traditionally is a major part of their hands-in education. Now several aspiring physicians from Tufts and the University of New England are helping the medical community in a different way.

David Tucker

Caribou musher Hannah Lucas is harnessing her passion for dogsledding to support homebound seniors in rural Maine.


Portland’s much-lauded restaurant scene has been closed to dine-in business for approximately two weeks thus far in an effort to curb the spread of the new coronavirus.

Troy R. Bennett / Bangor Daily News

The Portland City Council voted unanimously Monday night to extend the city’s stay-at-home order until April 27.

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The executive director of the trade group HospitalityMaine says some federal help is coming for Maine small business owners.

Troy R. Bennett / Bangor Daily News

South Portland has joined a number of other Southern Maine municipalities in issuing a stay-at-home order.

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The isolation required as part of the state’s efforts to slow the spread of the new coronavirus is a challenge for many of us, but particularly difficult for people dealing with addiction, those in recovery, and for the  providers who are treating these populations.