Chris Sweet

Chris Sweet

Surprised By Lack Of Backup Vaccines, Maine Officials Say 2nd Shots Should Still Be Available

Maine’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout will continue as planned despite news Friday that the Trump administration...

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Susan Collins Says She Hasn't Made Up Her Mind On Whether To Impeach Trump

Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins says even though she witnessed the insurrection at the Capitol that was provoked...

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Maine Restaurants Beef Up Outdoor Dining Spaces To Survive Wintertime

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit Maine’s hospitality industry harder than any other sector. With cold weather...

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Maine CDC Said Walgreens Administered Vaccines Too Slowly, So The Doses Were Taken To Hospitals

The Maine Center for Disease Control requisitioned nearly 2,000 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine from Walgreens on Monday...

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Biden Plans To Release The Feds' Entire COVID-19 Vaccine Supply. But Health Officials Have Concerns

President-elect Joe Biden announced on Friday that he wants to release nearly all available doses of the COVID-19...

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Maine Winter Sports Resuming In Limited Way, But Students 'Just Happy That We're Getting To Play'

Maine’s student-athletes are eager for next week, when high school hockey and basketball games can resume under...

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Janet Mills Unveils $8.4 Billion Two-Year Budget With Few Spending Increases, No Tax Hike

Gov. Janet Mills is proposing a two-year budget of $8.4 billion, a spending plan bolstered by federal pandemic relief...

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As Rumors Swirl Of Large-Scale Turbine Farm, Fishermen Worry About Rapid Pace Of Wind Development

Maine fishermen say that Gov. Janet Mills’ plan for a state-led offshore wind project is being rushed. And now...

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Teacher Shortages Worsened By Pandemic Leave Some Kids With Disabilities Waiting For Needed Services

For students with disabilities, it’s important that needed services be provided as early as possible. But...

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Dr. Mark Publicker, Pioneering Addiction Specialist, Retiring After 40-Year Career

After 40 years in practice, one of Maine’s best-known addiction treatment specialists is retiring.

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Program Joins Struggling Fishermen, Hungry Mainers In 'Perfect Marriage'

The COVID-19 pandemic is contributing to rising hunger in Maine, and at the same time much of the state’s...

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Acting Chief Justice: Maine's Court System Faces 'Staggering' 9,000-Case Backlog

When the COVID-19 pandemic began, it shut down Maine’s court system, creating a serious backlog of cases.

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New Proposed Lobstering Rules Call For Seasonal Closures, Gear Tweaks To Reduce Right Whale Deaths

The federal government this morning published proposed new regulations for the East Coast lobster fishery that aim to...

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Independent Health Providers 'Feel A Little Forgotten About' In Maine's Vaccination Plans

Close to 20,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Maine so far, and much of the initial focus...

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Maine Medical, Nursing Programs See Surge Of Applicants 'Answering The Call'

Slumping college application figures this year suggest that more students are skipping or delaying their...

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Solar Advocates Say New Installations Would Lower — Not Raise — Electricity Prices For Mainers

Last year Maine’s Democratic Legislature and governor enacted a grab bag of programs aimed at bringing more...

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Speaking With Patients, Maine's Primary Care Physicians Work To Reinforce Message Of Precaution

Among those who are first-hand witnesses to the surge of COVID-19 in Maine are primary care doctors. They’re...

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Environmental Group Pushes Back On Delay Of Plastic Bag, Styrofoam Container Ban

Maine’s Department of Environmental Protection says it won’t enforce a statewide ban on single-use,...

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Vaccination Begins For Maine Nursing Homes, But Hurdles Remain

Starting Monday, it’s nursing home staff and residents’ turns to get the COVID-19 vaccine — a week...

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Maine Municipal Leaders Say Proposed Stimulus Doesn't Meet Needs Of State, Local Governments

If approved, the stimulus deal reached in Washington this weekend will provide more money to schools, direct payments...

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