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Most UMaine students have verified COVID-19 shot status

Sep. 17, 2021 08:37 AM EDT

ORONO, Maine (AP) — Maine's public university system said most residential students have verified their coronavirus vaccination status. The percentage of the students who have done so is more than 95%, the University of Maine System said late Thursday. The percentage of...

Boosters are about to be available; UMaine students return

Aug. 31, 2021 09:36 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Booster shots for Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines are expected to be available in about three weeks in Maine. People will be eligible for booster shots after at least eight months have passed since getting their second dose, said Dr. Nirav...

Maine celebrates bicentennial with pandemic-delayed parade

Aug. 21, 2021 11:46 AM EDT

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — The pandemic put the kibosh on most of Maine's bicentennial celebrations last year, but the state proved Saturday it's never too late for an old-fashioned parade. Riding in a 3D-printed boat created at the University of Maine, Gov. Janet Mills...

Music venues require vaccinations amid delta surge in Maine

Aug. 19, 2021 11:58 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Several music venues are going to require vaccinations for concertgoers. State Theater, Thompson's Point and Portland House of Music are among those requiring vaccinations, or a negative test for COVID-19, in Portland. Elsewhere, the Opera House...

Fall sports underway against backdrop of rising infections

Aug. 17, 2021 17:31 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Practice for fall sports is getting underway this week at Maine high schools against a backdrop of growing coronavirus infections. Football players in particular are fired up. Last year, Maine was one of just four states that did not have a tackle...

Senators: US must fix ag research maintenance backlog

Aug. 14, 2021 07:58 AM EDT

BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) — Maine's independent senator has joined a group of colleagues to push for the U.S. to help address a maintenance backlog at agriculture research facilities. Sen. Angus King said the backlog is estimated to be at least $11.5 billion for...

UMaine to require COVID-19 vaccines this year as cases rise

Aug. 04, 2021 14:43 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's public university system announced on Wednesday that it will require COVID-19 vaccines for all students who attended campuses starting this fall. The University of Maine System said it's also in the midst of discussions about enacting...

Maine identifies preferred site for offshore wind array

Jul. 13, 2021 12:35 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine officials have identified a preferred site for an offshore wind farm that would be the nation’s first floating offshore wind research area. The administration of Democratic Gov. Janet Mills is working with the University of Maine and New...

Man killed by officer in standoff near UMaine Presque Isle

Jul. 08, 2021 16:33 PM EDT

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine (AP) — A deputy sheriff shot and killed a man who waved a gun and fired shots into the air and into the ground during a standoff, officials said Thursday. The shooting happened Thursday afternoon when the man threatened officers with a firearm after...

No tuition hike for in-state students in UMaine system

Jun. 26, 2021 12:57 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — In-state students in the University of Maine system will not see a tuition increase in the coming academic year. The $578 million budget approved Friday by the University of Maine System Board of Trustees holds in-state tuition flat for the...