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Tuesday, April 7, 2020
  • Gov. Janet Mills and Commissioner of the Department of Administrative and Financial Services Commissioner Kirsten Figueroa announced that the state will extend the deadline for Maine income tax payments from April 15 to July 15 in ...
  • The transfer facility that serves Owls Head, South Thomaston and Thomaston remains open to the public. The facility will temporarily reduce its crew by half to reduce exposures in light of the pandemic; a backup crew will be available ...
  • Maine Department of Labor recently released unemployment claims data for the week of March 15 through 21. There were 21,459 initial claims filed that week, compared with 634 initial claims the previous week. The data can be ...
  • Across the state and the country, many retailers and grocers are following new recommendations to avoid using reusable bags during the COVID-19 outbreak in an effort to avoid the spread of the virus. The Maine Department ...
  • The Maine Department of Labor urges those filing unemployment insurance (UI) claims and calling the department with questions to do so online. The unemployment insurance program is experiencing high volumes of claims and ...
  • Maine Insurance Superintendent Eric Cioppa, in a news release, encourages those who have recently lost their employment to consider their health insurance coverage options as soon as possible. Cioppa reminds the public ...
  • The deadline is Friday, April 10, for those who wish to submit completed nomination papers for seats on the Select Board and Board of Assessors in Thomaston. There are two three-year Select Board seats to be decided ...
  • Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap closed all Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) offices on March 17 to aid in preventing the spread of COVID-19 among staff and the public, and the closure will remain in effect until further notice....
  • In addition to a three-way Democratic race to determine who will challenge U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, and a three-way Republican race in Maine’s 2nd Congressional District to pick a challenger to U.S. Rep. Jared Golden, the ...
  • The Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry has created a new website that provides COVID-19 information and resources to agriculture and food businesses. The site will feature regular updates from the Maine ...
  • The Town of Edgecomb Select Board has postponed the annual Town Meeting and election in light of the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19. Both will be rescheduled. Jack Sarmanian, select board chair, explained in a news release ...
  • The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to Maine small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19)....
  • In order to follow the Maine Center for Disease Control’s guidance on social distancing due to COVID-19, Maine Department of Labor CareerCenter services will be temporarily available only online and by phone. The quality ...
  • The Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is taking immediate steps to ensure access to critical services and benefits for Maine people while protecting the health of employees and the public in ...
  • Maine Department of Labor will implement new flexible unemployment insurance (UI) measures that will benefit both workers and businesses thanks to emergency legislation from Gov. Janet Mills that was enacted by the ...
  • All local Social Security offices are closed to the public for in-person service in light of the coronavirus pandemic. Secure online services remain available at socialsecurity.gov. Local offices will continue to provide services by phone....
  • All Bureau of Motor Vehicles offices in Maine closed March 17 to prevent the spread of COVID-19 among staff and the public. The BMV offices will remain closed until further notice. Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap is ...
  • Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap encourages all Maine residents to use the Department of the Secretary of State’s online services to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles offers a ...
  • Eye on Augusta: Coronavirus Shutdown and Testing, Right to Food, Microgrids, Safeguards on Outsourcing and More
    Legis- lative leaders have decided to wrap up the Maine Legislature’s second session early this Tuesday, March 17, in order to mitigate transmission of COVID-19, known commonly as the coronavirus. In a joint statement, Senate ...
  • Sen. Dave Miramant: Staying Healthy During the Coronavirus Outbreak
    Like most folks, I’ve been focused on the coronavirus (also known as COVID-19) — talking and planning with my family, friends and neighbors, as well as my fellow legislators in Augusta. Back on March 5, the Maine CDC briefed the ...
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