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Monday, June 21, 2021
  • Belfast Seeks Input for Community Revitalization
    The city of Belfast invites members of the public to participate in a virtual workshop on Monday, June 21, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. about Belfast’s Community Revitalization Plan. The goal of the workshop is to collect suggestions and ideas ...
  • The Maine Department of Health and Human Services recently announced expanded options for free routine COVID-19 rapid testing at Walgreens and other locations throughout the state to support people potentially exposed on ...
  • Sen. David Miramant: LD 1411 Is Giving Working Mainers a Fair Shot
    No matter the circum- stances, one thing will always be true: Maine depends on small businesses, and small businesses depend on Maine. With close to 99% of Maine businesses categorized as small, small businesses are central to ...
  • Superior Court Justice Valerie Stanfill, of Wayne, was recently nominated by Governor Janet Mills to serve as chief justice of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court.
  • The Department of Labor (DOL) issued a joint rule May 21 making available an additional 22,000 H-2B visas that will help small businesses fill seasonal job openings. Qualifying employers can begin applying May 25....
  • The $3.2 billion federal Emergency Broadband Benefit Program is now accepting applications. Those eligible can receive a discount on their monthly internet bills by visiting getemergencybroadband.org. The Emergency ...
  • Effective May 24, fully vaccinated people will be allowed not to wear face coverings indoors in Maine. The change comes following a review by the Maine Department of Health and Human Services and the Maine Center for Disease ...
  • Grants for Water Quality Improvement Available
    United States Department of Agriculture conservation program funding is available to assist agricultural and woodlot producers in the Sheepscot River and Dyer River watersheds and sub-watersheds who are interested in ...
  • The Maine Department of Labor will reinstate traditional work search requirements for people receiving unemployment, as of Sunday, May 23. Maine had temporarily expanded the types of activities that would meet the requirement in ...
  • Maine AgrAbility, a project of University of Maine Cooperative Extension and Alpha One, dedicated to addressing chronic health conditions and disabilities of those in agriculture, also offers resources for fishermen to help address ...
  • The federal Continued Assistance for Unemployed Workers Act of 2020 requires that the Maine Department of Labor verify the identity of all new Pandemic Unemployment Assistance applicants before their claim is processed....
  • Cartoon by Greg Kearney
    (Cartoon by Greg Kearney)
  • Wild blueberry fields in Down East Maine are warming faster than the state as a whole, according to a new University of Maine study on the effects of climate change on the barrens over the past 40 years. The difference in rising ...
  • The 13th biennial Domestic Abuse Homicide Review Panel Report was recently released by Maine Attorney General Aaron M. Frey. It features a 20-year retrospective on the progress made in preventing domestic abuse ...
  • Maine no longer requires people to wear face coverings in outdoor settings. The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that people wear face coverings in outdoor settings where it is difficult to maintain ...
  • The Maine Department of Labor is accepting applications for the new Mixed Earners Unemployment Compensation Program. The program was created by the Continued Assistance for Unemployed Workers Act of 2020 and ...
  • The Federal Emergency Management Agency is accepting applications for funeral assistance from people in Maine who have lost family members to COVID-19 as part of the American Rescue Plan. Individuals may apply for ...
  • Rep. Vicki Doudera of Camden introduced legislation on April 26 aimed at increasing post-consumer recycled plastic content in beverage containers. In a news release, Doudera said the measure addresses the burgeoning amount ...
  • The Legislature’s Education and Cultural Affairs Committee approved a bill April 21 sponsored by Sen. Dave Miramant, D-Camden, that would require the state to fund a mandatory 55% of public school costs for the fiscal year 2021–22....
  • The Department of Homeland Security announced April 27 that the Real ID enforcement deadline is now extended to May 3, 2023. The 19-month extension is in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact ...
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