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Central Maine Healthcare Furloughs 300 Employees

At a time when hospitals are fighting against the coronavirus pandemic, one health care company in Maine just announced it will be making cuts to its staff. Central Maine Healthcare will furlough 300 of its roughly 3,000 health care workers “to ensure stabilized finances as it prepares for a surge in patients battling the coronavirus,”......

Bernie Sanders Drops Out of Presidential Race

Vermont U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders is no longer in the presidential race. The self-described democratic socialist dropped out of the 2020 presidential race on Wednesday, April 8, leaving former Vice President Joe Biden as the only Democrat standing in the race, as Time reports. For much of February, Sanders led the polls and appeared as......

Massachusetts Not Releasing Town-By-Town Totals of Coronavirus Cases

Want to know how many people in your town have tested positive for coronavirus? If you live in Massachusetts, you might not be able to get that figure. The head of the Massachusetts Department of Health, Marylou Sudders, told MassLive.com why that is the case.  “There’s stigma attached to all sorts of communicable diseases, and......

Vermont State Trooper Uses 3D Printer To Create Face Shields

One Vermont state trooper found a creative way to create more face shields for medical staff amid the coronavirus pandemic. Using his 3D printer, Robert Zink, a Vermont State Police detective, created 60 face shields for staff members at Bennington Health and Rehab center, according to FOX News. Zink did so when he found out......

Massachusetts Men Arrested For Golfing In Rhode Island

Unlike Massachusetts, golfing is still allowed in Rhode Island for the time being — but only if you’re from Rhode Island. Three Massachusetts residents snuck in a round of golf at Meadow Brook Golf Course in Rhode Island last week, as The Washington Examiner reports, and it did not end up going well for them.......

Bentley Women’s Basketball Coach To Be Inducted Into Basketball Hall of Fame

Over the weekend, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced its 2020 class, and it featured one Massachusetts college basketball coach. The class features longtime NBA stars Tim Duncan, former Boston Celtic Kevin Garnett, and Kobe Bryant, who died in a helicopter crash this past winter. It also features three women. In addition to......

Vermont City To Swear In New City Council Members Online

Three new members of the city council are expected to be sworn in online in Vermont’s largest city. The city council of Burlington, Vermont also plans to elected a new council president, and the mayor plans to deliver a state-of-the-city address – but not in each other’s presence. “It’s all going to happen over Zoom,”......

Family of 105-Year-Old Holds Birthday Gathering Outside Nursing Home Window

About 20 family members showed up with signs and balloons outside a nursing home in Dalton, Massachusetts to celebrate the birthday of Lily Watkins this weekend as she turned 105. Visitors aren’t allowed inside the building because of the coronavirus emergency, so the family members gathered outside the nursing home’s metal gate, while Watkins stayed......

Boston Issues 9 p.m. Curfew ‘Advisory’

The city of Boston’s Public Health Commission has issued what it calls an “advisory” that residents stay in their homes between the hours of 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. and refrain from physical activity outside. The advisory comes with no penalty for violating it, but an implied escalating mechanism. “All reasonable efforts will be made......

Contractor Charged With Stealing Masks From City Hall in Maine

A man working for a contractor refurbishing windows at the city hall in Bangor, Maine has been charged with stealing 50 N95 masks, 30 dust masks, and at least two boxes of medical gloves. The 31-year-old man took the items overnight late last week and planned to sell them, police said, according to the Bangor......

Vermont’s Largest City Threatening Hefty Fines for Violating Stay-At-Home Order

Police in Burlington, Vermont are threatening to issue civil fines for defying the state governor’s stay-at-home order. Fines start at $100, go to $250 for a second offense, and top off at $500. “We are going to be implementing civil tickets that allow officers to issue tickets when education fails,” Burlington deputy chief Jon Murad......