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  • Published
    June 16, 2022

    Starting a family in the pandemic era

    After a period of decline, birth rates in Maine saw a slight uptick in 2021, despite numerous challenges facing couples including the pandemic and economic factors. We talked to some of the new mothers about their experiences.

  • Published
    March 4, 2022

    Masks optional starting March 7 at Camden schools

    Superintendent Maria Libby announced March 3 that schools in the Camden district will not require mandatory masking starting March 7.

  • Published
    February 1, 2022

    Siegel resigns from Camden Select Board

    A dispute over how best to keep town employees safe from COVID ended with the resignation of one of the Select Board members, as Matthew Siegel steps down from his position on the board.

  • Published
    September 7, 2021

    Pandemic jobless benefits end for more than 700 Knox County residents

    A labor spokesman said the end of pandemic benefits coincided with the decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to halt the federal eviction moratorium, which he said "will force Mainers onto the streets in the middle of a pandemic that is far from over."

  • Published
    August 19, 2021

    The masks are back

    Town governments and school districts are struggling to set mask policies for their buildings and navigate changes in rules for holding remote meetings.

  • Published
    August 10, 2021

    COVID-19 cases continue to surge

    Delta variant accounts for 86% of Maine cases. Unvaccinated Mainers filling hospital beds.

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