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Speaking on Maine’s past, present and future at Maine Historical Society, Mar. 11

  The pandemic messed with Maine’s 200th anniversary celebrations last year, but the Maine Historical Society has rebooted their Bicentennial speaker series this winter and made it virtual. I’m pleased… Read more »

Maine: Why the growing regional disconnect between vaccine need and supply?

In yesterday’s Portland Press Herald I explored why the state’s top public health official had to essentially do a two-minute advertisement to help the mass vaccination site in Bangor fill… Read more »

COVID-19 continues its surge in Maine, stressing hospitals

Maine is fortunate to be doing better than almost any other state in the U.S. when it comes to containing the pandemic, but that isn’t saying much. Over the past… Read more »

New allegations against a Maine “medical supply” company led by man facing fraud indictments

It’s Election Day 2020. Stay safe and, if you pray, do so for the survival of the American Experiment. In my Maine reporting, I’ve been focused on the other crisis… Read more »

Coronavirus in Maine: a remarkably successful summer imperiled by defiant pastor’s wedding

Maine managed to host a summer tourist season without epidemiological incidents, something of a miracle in and of itself and testimony to the commitment of Mainers and visitors alike to… Read more »

An Online Event for UNION for Press Herald Subscribers, July 22

The Portland Press Herald is hosting a special event for subscribers: an online conversation between myself and Pulizter Prize-winning journalist and Press Herald digital editor Katherine Lee about Union: The… Read more »

Talking Union with Maine Public radio’s “Maine Calling”

On the eve of the launch of Union: The Struggle to Forge the Story of United States Nationhood, it was a pleasure to be the guest on Maine Public radio’s… Read more »

Maine pandemic: zip-code data released; hospitalizations, testing updates

In this week of civil rights protests, police violence, and militarized deployments in major cities it’s been hard to remember there’s a deadly, once-in-a-century pandemic going on, but amazingly there… Read more »

Covid hospitalizations return to peak levels in Southern Maine

The number of Covid-19 inpatients at Portland’s major hospitals returned to the peak levels of early April last week, data collected directly from Maine’s hospitals show. York County’s largest hospital… Read more »

Exclusive: pandemic appears resurgent in southern Maine

To kick off your Memorial Day weekend unpleasantly, I have this story in today’s Portland Press Herald showing that Covid-19 has been having a clear resurgence in two of Maine’s… Read more »