The morning sun shines as Jennifer Brickett, the director of planning for the Maine Department of Transportation, speaks during the Lewiston Auburn Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce drive-In breakfast at the Auburn-Lewiston Airport in Auburn on Thursday. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal Buy this Photo AUBURN — In Maine, vehicle travel is down. […]

Maine’s construction industry remains strong and major private developments are still on track as the coronavirus pandemic hammers other sectors of the economy. But the future of construction and development in the state remains uncertain. New hotel, restaurant and retail developments are unlikely in the immediate future as those economic […]

Since March 2020, we’ve been adapting to life amid a pandemic. While many challenges arose, so too did creativity, inspiration and perseverance. A new sense of getting back to nature sprouted as many of us paused and appreciated the world around us. To celebrate the many majestic communities across the […]

Scattered throughout the hilly, rocky wilderness of Maine are dozens of smooth, wide trails that have been carefully constructed to provide people of all abilities access to the great outdoors. These trails were designed for people who use wheelchairs, strollers, walkers and other mobility devices. They’re also great for people […]

Batten down the hatches, secure the anchor detail and dog down all doors, rig for heavy weather! The Maine State Legislature is back in session. The Legislative Documents (proposed laws) are working their way through the “democratic machinery” with a vengeance. V. Paul Reynolds, Outdoors Columnist The unanswerable question is […]

Considering camping in Maine this summer? The 2021 campground season is shaping up to be similar to last year. But if it’s been a bit since you last camped, you’ll likely notice a few changes. According to state guidelines, campers should wear face coverings while in public settings and maintain […]

The U.S. CDC and the FDA use ‘VAERS’ to track adverse reactions. Patient submissions and evidence of some underreporting show it doesn’t reveal a full picture. BRUNSWICK, Maine — Since COVID-19 vaccinations first became available, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) warned the public about common side effects of the […]

Despite a pandemic, limitations, and a shorter season, park attendance topped 3 million visitors in 2020. MAINE, USA — Even with delayed openings and capacity and out-of-state travel limitations due to Covid-19, more than 3 million people visited Maine’s state parks last year. The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and […]

Billiann Dolby’s grandfather lost two young sisters in the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic. That loss is in the back of her mind as she takes precautions to shop for her family, which ranges in age from 3 to 71 years old under the same roof. In a word, her approach […]

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – Two states were added to Connecticut’s travel advisory list on Tuesday.  Maine and New Hampshire were added to the list of impacted locations this week, and no states or territories were removed.  The governor’s office said New Jersey, New York, and Rhode Island meet the criteria […]

A disabled Florida woman paid a virtual visit to Maine and left a trail of lawsuits in her wake. Six to be exact. Deborah Laufer is described in the federal lawsuits as a “tester” for the purpose of asserting her civil rights and ensuring that places of public accommodation comply […]