Willis Ryder Arnold

Rebecca Conley / Maine Public

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.

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press/file

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.

Robert F. Bukaty / AP File

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.

Willis Ryder Arnold / Maine Public

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.

Julia Bayly / Bangor Daily News/file

Towns along the U-S Canadian border will likely see some economic challenges after leaders of the two nations agreed to close the border in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19.

Willis Ryder Arnold / Maine Public

Restaurants throughout Portland are banding together to help feed kids who depend on school meals but are unable to access them due to school closures.

Tony Avelar / Associated Press

Former Vice President Joe Biden extended his wave of success on Super Tuesday to Maine, with about 92.27 percent of precincts reporting. He beat Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders by a narrow margin.

Willis Ryder Arnold / Maine Public

At a rally outside Portland City Hall Tuesday, young climate activists called on voters to consider the future of the world's climate when they cast their ballots in the primary election. 

Ed Morin / Maine Public

Maine U.S. House Rep. Chellie Pingree wants the federal government to halt plans to open a new Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency facility planned for Scarborough.