Between 500 and about 800 bodies have been kept in cold storage at any given time since April 2020, according to one estimate.
In submitting a BLA, Pfizer and BioNTech will subject their vaccine to greater scrutiny by the FDA.
Maine is now leading the nation in vaccination rates.
“Let’s not deceive ourselves; it’s not as though we and our European forebears have always done the right thing by Maine’s lands and waters,” Charles F. Gauvin writes.
“Mothers are like airline pilots. When their children achieve liftoff into responsible adulthood, they don’t win gushing accolades, for that is what is expected of them,” the BDN Editorial Board writes.
As demand for services at mass vaccination sites declines, the health system will phase out those operations, putting resources into school-based clinics and maintaining on-demand and walk-in options. PORTLAND — MaineHealth, the region’s largest integrated health system, announced today that it is shifting its strategy for vaccinating its communities against COVID-19 in an effort to […]
Penquis recently received $10,000 from the COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund of the Maine Community Foundation to purchase supplies necessary for providing care and education to young children and support services to Maine families. The Penquis Head Start and Early Head Start programs provide quality early learning experiences to low-income Maine children, supporting intellectual/emotional and social […]
ORONO — University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer an online workshop for entrepreneurs and farmers interested in starting a home-based, specialty food business in Maine from 9 a.m. to noon May 14. “Recipe to Market” is a multidisciplinary program with topics including business basics, an overview of the specialty food industry and product development […]
The event will look different this year to accommodate health and safety protocols.
Eastern Maine Development Corporation, in partnership with the Maine Department of Transportation, will be hosting a Zoom webinar about a statewide program specifically designed for women and/or minority-owned businesses that provide transportation construction or related services. The name of the program is called The Disadvantaged Business Enterprise program. The DBE program is designed to remedy […]
LEWISTON — In commemoration of the month of May, which is dedicated to the Blessed Mother, the Knights of Columbus are inviting all interested faithful in gathering for a special Mass on Wednesday, May 12, at 5:30 p.m. at the Basilica of Saints Peter & Paul in Lewiston. The Mass is being hosted by the […]
Discovery by Iain Drummond, Ph.D., could pave the way for new therapies to treat kidney disease BAR HARBOR — Our kidneys are charged with the extraordinary task of filtering about 53 gallons of fluid a day, a process that depends on podocytes, tiny, highly specialized cells in the cluster of blood vessels in the kidney […]
With an estimated 48 million Americans experiencing hearing loss, Tarja Oliver AuD, CCC-A, an audiologist at Northeast Hearing & Speech, is encouraging the public to act on the early signs of trouble – for the benefit of their health, cognitive well-being, physical safety, and overall quality of life. Her message is a timely one, as […]
SCARBOROUGH — The start of May has ushered in the return of Town & Country FCU’s ‘Local Helping Local’ supports a non-profit-a-day in the month of May initiative. During May, the credit union will again support non-profits in Cumberland and York counties with a contribution to a different non-profit each day based on suggestions posted […]
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Open debate should be welcomed by all sides, but constant, overt lies undermine the republic.
Brookfield is at the center of a dispute with conservationists and government agencies over whether some or all of the dams should be removed.
It’s the second of three major spending proposals Gov. Janet Mills will lay out this spring.
CAMDEN — Camden Opera House, 29 Elm Street, continues to welcome the public back inside with its SoundCheck series of small, safely distanced performances. On Friday, May 14, at 7:30 p.m., Midcoast duo Elsie & Ethan will bring their music to the downtown opera house stage. Sales of advance-only tickets, $10 via camdenoperahouse.com and 207-236-3154, […]
PORTLAND — Despite the uncertainty and volatility caused by the pandemic, the Catholic Foundation of Maine is pleased to report that investments have exceeded expectations and the foundation has distributed 76 grants valued at $1,045,787 this year. CFM has provided over $7.5 million in funding through its annual distribution process since its inception. The foundation […]