All Things Considered with Nora Flaherty

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Weekdays at 4 p.m. join host Nora Flaherty and hear Maine’s only daily statewide radio news program. Maine Public Radio's award-winning news staff brings you the latest news from across Maine and the region, as well as in-depth reports on the most important issues.

Fred Bever / Maine Public

Last week, a handful of Maine’s ski areas opened for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the lifts in the spring.

Susan Sharon / Maine Public file

In Dec. 2017, Oxford County Sheriff Wayne Gallant resigned after several well-documented allegations of sexual harassment against members of his staff and others — at least five people in total.

David Zalubowski / Associated Press file

Many educators across Maine continue to absorb the stress of a school year that’s been unlike any other.

Maine’s close-knit groundfishing community is grieving after four fishermen were lost at sea this week. This follows the loss of two others earlier this year.

Steve Helber / Associated Press file

It turns out there’s a downside to Maine’s solar power boom — a potential $160 million annual hit for electricity consumers here. And it’s a cost hike that in turn could conceivably slow the state’s efforts to reduce global warming pollution from cars and buildings.

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press

A few weeks ago, Maine began to see record numbers of COVID-19 cases. Now, it’s seeing a record number of hospitalizations.

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After a four-year legal battle, the owner of the Big Moose Mountain ski resort in Greenville is being ordered to restore the operation once owned by the state. The state is also expected to recoup money for timber harvesting that was done on the property.

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The U.S. Coast Guard is searching the waters off Provincetown, Massachusetts, for four crewmen of a 82-foot commercial fishing boat, Emmy Rose, based in Portland.

Luca Bruno / Associated Press

A proposed new rule from the Maine CDC that would require health care workers to get a seasonal flu shot, drew some opposition at a public hearing on Monday. Opponents question the efficacy and safety of the vaccine, while others say it would impinge on personal freedoms.

Michael Dwyer / Associated Press file

Gov. Janet Mills on Friday announced an ambitious, state-led effort to build as many as 12 floating wind-energy turbines off Maine’s coast.

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press

Live harness racing at Scarborough Downs will come to an end one week from Saturday, on Nov. 28. And it will also mark the end of an era. The track first opened in 1950.

Courtesy of Nordic Aquafarms

A controversial land-based salmon farm proposed in Belfast won three key state environmental permits on Thursday, but opponents say they are far from giving up.

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press

The family of a former resident of the Maplecrest Rehabilitation Facility in Madison, who died after contracting COVID-19, has filed a civil claim alleging negligence on the part of the Big Moose Inn, which hosted a wedding reception that public health officials believe led to the spread of hundreds of cases of the virus and several deaths.

Mary Altaffer / Associated Press

Daily COVID-19 cases set another record in Maine on Tuesday, but a bright spot, according to state public health officials, is that public schools have not been a major source of transmission. Yet with the virus continuing to spread, and holiday travel on the horizon, some school officials are considering additional precautions.

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press

Portland employers face a costly dilemma in a dispute over the effective date of a “hazard-pay” boost in the city’s minimum wage. And rather than risk an expensive legal fight they might lose, some are already deciding to pare back staff or hike prices for customers.