May 8, 2020

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PPH — Maine to triple its virus testing capacity in partnership with Idexx

https://www.pressherald.com/2020/05/07/gov-mills-plans-major-announcement-at-thursday-briefing/

Maine Public — ‘This Changes Everything’ — Mills Announces Plan To Triple Maine’s COVID-19 Testing Capacity

https://www.mainepublic.org/post/changes-everything-mills-announces-plan-triple-maines-covid-19-testing-capacity

BDN — How Maine’s virus testing ramp-up could affect its economic reopening

https://bangordailynews.com/2020/05/08/business/how-maines-virus-testing-ramp-up-could-affect-its-economic-reopening/

WGME — Maine to get more federal help to expand coronavirus testing

https://wgme.com/news/coronavirus/maine-to-get-more-federal-help-to-expand-coronavirus-testing

PPH — New jobless claims surged by 16,000 last week as more workers qualified for benefits

https://www.pressherald.com/2020/05/07/jobless-claims-surge-to-16000-last-week-as-more-mainers-become-eligible-for-benefits/

BDN — Maine fishing industry to get $20M in coronavirus bailout, 5th largest in nation

https://bangordailynews.com/2020/05/07/business/maine-fishing-industry-to-get-20m-in-coronavirus-bailout-5th-largest-in-nation/

Maine Public — Collins: $20M On The Way To Maine’s Seafood Sector Struggling With COVID-19 Impacts

https://www.mainepublic.org/post/collins-20m-way-maines-seafood-sector-struggling-covid-19-impacts

PPH — Maine nets $20 million in federal bailout of U.S. fishing industry

https://www.pressherald.com/2020/05/07/maine-nets-20m-in-federal-bailout-of-u-s-fishing-industry/

Mainebiz — BIW signs contract to build swab machines for Puritan Medical Products

https://www.mainebiz.biz/article/biw-signs-contract-to-build-swab-machines-for-puritan-medical-products

PPH — As many as 2,000 workers needed in Maine to support production of virus tests

https://www.pressherald.com/2020/05/07/2000-workers-needed-in-maine-to-support-virus-test-production/

BDN — Spectrum is hiring 100 workers in Portland

https://bangordailynews.com/2020/05/07/business/spectrum-is-hiring-100-workers-in-portland/

PPH — Spectrum adding 100 jobs in Portland in ‘virtual hiring’

https://www.pressherald.com/2020/05/07/spectrum-adding-100-jobs-in-portland/

WMTW — Red Claws, TD Bank help Fuel The Front Lines

https://www.wmtw.com/article/red-claws-td-bank-help-fuel-the-front-lines/32384206

BDN — At all hours of the day, these companies are rushing coronavirus test samples to labs

https://bangordailynews.com/2020/05/08/news/state/at-all-hours-of-the-day-these-companies-are-rushing-coronavirus-test-samples-to-labs/

NewsCenter Maine — New nurses around Maine share work, schooling experiences amidst COVID-19

https://www.newscentermaine.com/article/news/local/as-seen-on-tv/new-nurses-around-maine-share-experiences-working-learning-during-coronavirus-pandemic/97-9d7d77f1-096d-4815-8f61-cab4562c4b37

PPH — Maine arts and entertainment venues look ahead to raising the curtain, very slowly

https://www.pressherald.com/2020/05/08/maine-arts-and-entertainment-venues-have-wide-ranging-reopening-plans/

Maine Public — Feds To Provide Food Aid To More Than 82,000 Maine School Kids

https://www.mainepublic.org/post/feds-provide-food-aid-more-82000-maine-school-kids

LSJ – MaineSpark awards grants to area organizations

https://www.sunjournal.com/2020/05/07/mainespark-awards-grants-to-area-organizations/

BDN — MaineSpark awards four $5,000 grants for programs improving postsecondary success for underrepresented students

https://bangordailynews.com/bdn-maine/community/mainespark-awards-four-5000-grants-for-programs-improving-postsecondary-success-for-underrepresented-students/