Maine news

Nick Schroeder / BDN

Roughly 250 supporters rallied outside the Portland police station before coursing through Congress Street and delivering poems and speeches at City Hall Saturday evening.

Portland Museum of Art

This show is part of Maine Calling's ongoing coverage of topics relating to Maine's bicentennial.

Marking the September 25th opening of a major exhibit on artists Winslow Homer and Frederic Remington at the Portland Museum of Art, we examine the significance of Homer's work and his time in Maine. The seminal period in Homer's career spent living and painting on Maine's rocky coast have produced some of the paintings that are considered masterpieces in American art--and defining images of Maine.

Willis Ryder Arnold / Maine Public

Following the announcement that no police officers would be charged in the killing of Breonna Taylor, protesters in Portland took to the streets Wednesday night.

Since the onset of the pandemic, the already prevalent problems of scams have gotten worse, often using some reference to COVID-19 to target people--particularly older people. Some pose as contact tracers to get private information; others claim to offer cures or tests--for a price--to prey on victims. We will learn about the nature of these scams, and what to do to spot them--or to deal with the aftermath if you've fallen for one.   

Willis Ryder Arnold / Maine Public

Black Lives Matter protesters in Maine's largest city are calling for greater police accountability following the announcement that no police officers would be indicted in the shooting of Breonna Taylor in Kentucky.

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press

The Mills administration is providing local schools with an additional $164 million to help them implement new health and safety procedures during the pandemic.

Shuran Huang / NPR

Our panel discusses the legacy of the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and looks ahead to the looming battle over her potential successor. What does the future hold for the Supreme Court?

Central Maine Medical Center has lifted its lockdown over a potential threat.

According to Lewiston police, the hospital received a call from a third party Tuesday morning that a person was planning to go to Central Maine Medical Center to harm themselves or others.

After an investigation, a spokesperson for the hospital said in an email Tuesday afternoon that the threat is no longer considered credible and all normal services will resume Wednesday.

Lewiston police say they are following up on several leads.

Robbie Feinberg / Maine Public

Municipal governments have seen many firsts in recent years, as more people from other countries have stepped up and run for public office. We’ll talk with some of the immigrants who hold elected office in Maine to learn about their backgrounds, why they chose to serve—whether on City Council or School Board—and hear their views on the growing role of immigrants in Maine. We’ll also discuss how their perspectives have forwarded more efforts toward racial justice statewide.

An inmate at the York County Jail has died and it's unclear whether the death is related to an outbreak of COVID-19 there.

@baxteracademy / Twitter

So far, many schools in Maine say they’ve been pleased as they’ve welcomed students back into the classroom this fall. But COVID-19 risks still exist in and outside of school: in just the past week, positive cases prompted schools in Harpswell, Sanford and Dixfield to close their doors for at least a few weeks.

Bishop Celebrates Annual 'Blue Mass' In Portland

Sep 21, 2020
Screen shot from the virtual service / Caitlin Troutman/Maine Public

Parishioners and clergy in protective masks gathered at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Portland - while others tuned in virtually - for the annual "Blue Mass" service in Portland Sunday honoring first responders.

We check in on how the start of school has been for districts across the state, whether students are attending in-person, remotely, or in some hybrid of the two. We’ll talk to educators, parents, students—and Maine’s DOE Commissioner about the challenges and successes of the first weeks of school, and we’ll hear about some schools that have had to alter their game plans.

Getting outside while the weather is still good and making the most of Maine's abundant outdoor recreation opportunities is one way to get through the pandemic, and stay distanced from others. We discuss the top-notch outdoor recreation options that can be found in Maine and New England, including different forms of recreation and different places to go. We highlight better known attractions as well as hidden gems, and how to enjoy them safely.

Bangor Daily News

The Penobscot Nation is calling on the city of Bangor to take down a monument honoring a Portuguese explorer from the city's waterfront.