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Friday, October 30, 2020
  • King Launches Video Series on ACA’s Impact for Mainers
    Senator Angus King on has released the first in a series of videos highlighting the benefits the Affordable Care Act has created for Maine people. Each of the videos will feature Sen. King hearing directly from Maine people about ...
  • The Maine Department of Labor is warning unemployment claimants about fraudulent email “phishing” scams in which perpetrators steal usernames and passwords, use them to log in to unemployment accounts and change the ...
  • People are urged to be aware that criminals are impersonating public health officials in an effort to gain access to credit card information. A new scam starts with a phone call alleging that the recipient has come into ...
  • Figures were released recently showing that drug overdose deaths in Maine continued to increase in the second quarter of 2020. The report mirrors similar increases in other states. Attorney General Aaron M. Frey said in a ...
  • As of October 23, the number of COVID-19 cases linked to an outbreak in Waldo County had increased to 57 and three infected individuals associated with the outbreak had been hospitalized. The outbreak investigation originally ... 
  • The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and the State of Maine will launch the Working Communities Challenge in Maine, a multi-year grant competition that aims to strengthen rural towns and smaller cities and is backed in ...
  • Vehicle registration deadlines, which had previously been altered in response to office closures due to the pandemic, have been updated in a new executive order. The deadlines affect motorists whose registrations have expired or ...
  • Maine Attorney General Aaron M. Frey recently released an advisory reaffirming the legal rights of all eligible Mainers to vote in this year’s election and pledging to vigorously enforce laws that protect those rights. The advisory was ...
  • A new report indicates that overall employment in Maine is expected to decline slightly between 2018 and 2028 as the number of “baby boomers” reaching traditional retirement age outpaces the number of young people entering ...
  • The Northern Border Regional Commission, a federal-state partnership whose mission is to help alleviate economic distress and encourage private-sector job creation in Maine, New Hampshire, New York and Vermont, recently ...
  • The South Thomaston clerk’s office is offering weekend hours on Saturday, October 24, from 2 to 8 p.m. and Sunday, October 25, from 2 to 7 p.m. to conduct in-person absentee voting for the November 3 general election....
  • Working to End Domestic Violence in Maine
    October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, so I want to use this space to discuss this issue that affects so many Mainers. Domestic violence is a difficult subject to talk about because those who experience ...
  • Maine Women’s Fund, a public foundation, will hold its annual leadership luncheon, called “Call to Action,” online at noon on Friday, October 30.

    Honorees will include: Joan Fortin, a leader in Maine’s effort to revise the ...
  • The Maine Coastal Program of the Maine State Department of Marine Resources has awarded $155,050 to support seven waterfront development projects. The funds are awarded through the Shore and Harbor Grant ...
  • The Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry is installing high-visibility road signage with the message “Firewood Alert: Transporting Firewood into Maine Is Banned.” The signs are intended to protect against ...
  • In preparation for administering the General Election on Tuesday, November 3, during the COVID-19 pandemic, Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap has issued updated guidance to ensure that all voters can ...
  • Maine will move into Stage 4 of the Plan to Restart Maine’s Economy on Tuesday, October 13, according to an executive order. Stage 4 increases limits on indoor seating to 50% of permitted occupancy, or 100 people — whichever is ...
  • The Maine Secretary of State recently launched a new online service that will allow voters to track the status of their absentee ballot. The Absentee Ballot Request Status service is now live; it is located at the top ...
  • The Maine secretary of state has launched a new online service that will provide an accessible absentee ballot option for qualified voters with disabilities. The new service was developed in consultation with advocates at Disability ...
  • AARP Maine, Disability Rights Maine and the Maine Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program have released a new guide offering a summary of the voting rights of Maine citizens who reside in long-term care facilities. “Yes, You Can Vote!” ...
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