Coronavirus crisis: Portland tightens restrictions, Maine tops 500 cases

As the number of Mainers infected with COVID-19 continues to rise, the state will establish alternative care sites in Portland and Bangor to help...

Coronavirus crisis: Zoom meetings prove problematic for some local Maine governments

With town and city governments shifting to hosting online meetings during the coronavirus pandemic, it was probably inevitable that something would go awry. Recently, in...

Coronavirus crisis: Maine CDC earns points during pandemic

Dr. Nirav Shah made a now-famous remark at a routine legislative committee briefing in mid-January: “There’s a virus in China I’m concerned about.” Shah, director of...

Coronavirus crisis: Portland extends stay-at-home order to April 27

The Portland City Council on Monday night extended the city’s stay-at-home order until April 27 in response to the coronavirus pandemic. An emergency order was...

Coronavirus crisis: Maine death toll rises to 5, cases top 300

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention Tuesday announced two more Mainers have died from COVID-19 and 303 Mainers have been diagnosed with...

Coronavirus crisis: Portland suburbs reluctant to order residents to stay home

Portland's call for surrounding communities to join the city in issuing emergency stay-at-home orders for residents in response to the coronavirus pandemic has so...

Coronavirus crisis: Portland restaurants respond with resilience, creativity, flexibility

By 9:30 a.m. on most days, Ilma Lopez, co-owner of restaurants Chaval and Piccolo, has seen her 6-year-old daughter off to first grade. She...

Coronavirus crisis: Portland tells residents to stay home, non-essential businesses to close

Portland officials on Tuesday ordered residents to remain home and cease all non-essential business in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.  The emergency stay-at-home order...

Coronavirus crisis: How will Maine protect its incarcerated population?

If you’re looking for the oldest prisoners in Maine, head to Mountain View Correctional Facility in Charleston, just northeast of Bangor. There, you’ll find...

Coronavirus crisis: Portland school budget discussions on hold

Because of the disruption caused by the coronavirus, the superintendent of schools has dropped a plan to reconfigure the city's public elementary schools from...