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China’s virus hot spot reopens after 2-month lockdown New! 2020-03-30 19:00:53The ruling Communist Party rolls back curbs on Wuhan as it tries to revive the economy after declaring victory over the outbreak.

Models offer clues but no clear answers to New! 2020-03-30 18:53:41Maine health experts are tracking several complex models to estimate the demands the pandemic will place on limited hospital resources, such as intens

Countries crack down on basic rights amid pandemic New! 2020-03-30 18:49:57In ex-communist Eastern Europe and elsewhere, rulers are assuming more power as they enact harsh measures they say are necessary.

Rent strike idea gaining steam during coronavirus crisis New! 2020-03-30 18:38:29But opponents say that could further worsen the economy if landlords and property managers are forced to default on loans.

New Balance to start producing face masks to New! 2020-03-30 18:10:04A representative for the company said that while information about production at central Maine locations is not yet available, the goal is to have all

Maine gas prices fall below $2 per gallon New! 2020-03-30 18:08:35The average price in Maine was $1.93 a gallon for regular gasoline Monday, a price not seen since early 2016.

How dire projections, grim images dashed Trump’s Easter New! 2020-03-30 18:04:18Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Deborah Birx carried the bleak forecasts into the Oval Office.

Hay fever or virus? For allergy sufferers, a New! 2020-03-30 17:56:14For millions, the annual onset of watery eyes and scratchy throats is bumping up against a virus that produces respiratory symptoms.

Blue Hill man dies in car crash New! 2020-03-30 17:55:55The vehicle drifted across an oncoming lane of traffic before going off the road on Monday.

Trump defends extending virus guidelines as spread continues New! 2020-03-30 17:42:29He tells the nation’s governors that it's 'several weeks away from the peak of the curve for the United States.'

Maine construction industry slows down but keeps working New! 2020-03-30 17:34:19Construction companies and workers are taking new measures to keep job sites safe, but worry updated coronavirus restrictions could halt projects.

Coronavirus response highlights deepening partisan divide New! 2020-03-30 17:33:36State and local leaders are struggling to navigate inconsistent federal guidance and fierce political tribalism.

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March 30 evening update: The latest on the New! 2020-03-30 18:52:11Here’s a roundup of today’s COVID-19 news in Maine and New England.

Longtime Searsmont selectman suddenly resigns New! 2020-03-30 18:21:05Bruce Brierley, 83, was first elected to the town selectboard in 1989 and planned to retire at the end of the year, when his most recent term was comp

Bar Harbor suspends ‘nonessential’ lodging for most of New! 2020-03-30 18:18:18The Bar Harbor Town Council voted Monday to suspend lodging services for nonessential travelers from April 8 to 30.

Are you a medical worker fighting the coronavirus? New! 2020-03-30 17:13:54The number of confirmed cases of the new coronavirus continues to rise in Maine, threatening to stress the medical system and the front-line workers f

Gas drops below $2 a gallon as Mainers New! 2020-03-30 17:11:44Gas prices are cheaper than they have been in about five years now that motorists are being urged to travel only when necessary.

Maine universities call off in-person graduation ceremonies New! 2020-03-30 16:46:54The University of Maine System on Monday canceled the in-person graduation ceremonies scheduled for May at all seven of its universities due to the CO

How tree swallows surprised a Maine naturalist revealed New! 2020-03-30 16:00:10In the new book “White Feathers: The Nesting Lives of Tree Swallows,” celebrated Maine author and scientist Bernd Heinrich again unveils j

Vermont orders 14-day isolation for those arriving in New! 2020-03-30 15:56:46Vermont Gov. Phil Scott on Monday ordered anyone arriving in the state to self-quarantine for 14 days to help slow the spread of the new coronavirus t

Large insurers say they’ll waive out-of-pocket COVID-19 costs New! 2020-03-30 15:48:13Two of America’s largest health insurers, Cigna Corp. and Humana Inc., said they will waive out-of-pocket costs for patients who need treatment

Former UMaine hockey standout to play final season New! 2020-03-30 15:47:21Tim Doherty was UMaine’s No. 2 scorer this season with 37 points on 14 goals and 23 assists in 34 games. He registered 10 multiple-point games a

Florida pastor arrested for violating rules amid virus New! 2020-03-30 15:40:56Florida officials have arrested the pastor of a megachurch after detectives say he held two Sunday services with hundreds of people and violated a saf

Tuesday, March 31, 2020: Support Peace Corps volunteers, New! 2020-03-30 15:25:36Support Peace Corps volunteers Forty-one years ago, I returned from my Peace Corps service in Togo under calm circumstances very different from the em

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