Gov. Janet Mills speaks during a news conference at the State House on March 12 in Augusta. Dr. Nirav Shah, director of the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, is at right. Credit: Robert F. Bukaty | AP

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Gov. Janet Mills on Tuesday ordered public-facing businesses that are nonessential to close just after midnight, while allowing grocery stores, pharmacies and other businesses deemed essential to remain open. Read her full executive order below.

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Michael Shepherd

Michael Shepherd

Michael Shepherd joined the Bangor Daily News in 2015 after three years as a reporter at the Kennebec Journal. A Hallowell native who now lives in Augusta, he graduated from the University of Maine in...