Chris Sweet

Chris Sweet

Supporters Hope Biden Infrastructure Plan Has Money To Expand Passenger Rail In Maine, New England

President Joe Biden is expected to reveal a $3 trillion infrastructure plan on Wednesday, and...

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Maine Med Union Drive Enters Final Stretch As Nurses Prepare To Cast Ballots

The heated debate over whether nurses at Maine’s largest hospital should form a union is...

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Traveling By Boat, Vaccinators \'Injecting Hope\' For Maine Islanders

Even as the number of clinics that offer the COVID-19 vaccine has grown, some Mainers still face...

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Lobstermen Circle Survey Vessel As Wind Protests Escalate

Protests over wind energy development off the coast of Maine changed course today. Several...

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Lawmakers Hold Hearing On CMP Leases After Judge Says They\'re Subject To Legislative Vote

Leases for state reserve lands along the route for Central Maine Power’s controversial...

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\'We\'re Going To Get This Whole Town Vaccinated\' — To Reach Rural Mainers, Clinics Hit The Road

Thousands of people in Maine are getting a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine every day, most at mass...

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\'This Is A Very Vulnerable Population\' — How The Penobscot Nation Responded To The Pandemic

Across the country, Native Americans have been hit especially hard by COVID-19. According to the...

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Language Barriers, Cramped Apartments: Immigrant Families Struggle With Schooling During A Pandemic

Many students have struggled to keep up during the coronavirus pandemic, after schools first...

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Maine\'s Food Supply Chain Was Disrupted By The Pandemic. So Shoppers Went Straight To Local Farmers

In some ways, farmers are accustomed to uncertainty. The weather, for example, where one brief...

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Closed-Pen Salmon Farms Proposed For Frenchman Bay

A Norwegian investor this month filed applications to establish and operate two 60-acre salmon...

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Maine Lawmakers Still In Budget Deadlock Over Conforming State Taxes To Federal Changes

The Legislature’s Appropriations Committee has split on party lines on a budget designed to...

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As Maine Educators Get Priority, Shah Warns Full Adult Vaccination 'May Not' Come By End Of May

Teachers and school staff members in Maine are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine following a...

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Group Calls For Increasing Taxes On Wealthy Mainers, Corporations

A coalition of low-income advocates and service providers is calling for an increase in taxes on...

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Dr. Shah: Fully Vaccinated Mainers May Gather Without Masks

People who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 — which comes two weeks after receiving...

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Complaint: Mental Health Professionals Face 'Horrifying' Wait Times From Maine Licensing Board

Fifty mental health professionals have sent a letter to the Maine attorney general’s office...

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Maine's Secretary Of State Testifies In Congress In Support Of Broadening Voter Rights

Secretary of State Shenna Bellows is telling Congress Maine’s electoral process increases...

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Chellie Pingree Pushes For Federal Protection For York River

After nearly a decade of trying, Democratic U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree of Maine’s 1st...

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