Click here for the latest coronavirus news, which the BDN has made free for the public. You can support this mission by purchasing a digital subscription. ELLSWORTH, Maine – Boy and girl scouts swear an oath to help people at all times, and to teens Robert and Madeline Springer, that means those who have lost jobs or effectively been rendered housebound by coronavirus restrictions. The members of Ellsworth’s Boy Scouts of America Troops 86 and 86G – as in girls – are among a flock of volunteers that includes Hancock County sheriff deputies and Friends in Action volunteer group members who are delivering food and medical supplies to county residents in need. [Our COVID-19 tracker contains the most recent information on Maine cases by county] Since last week, the pandemic has increased the client list at Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry, one of the volunteer groups’ food suppliers, by 30 percent.

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  • Federal judge denies activist’s challenge to Guilford road closings for Trump’s visit
    A federal judge on Friday denied an activist’s attempt to keep the U.S. Secret Service and Maine law enforcement from shutting down roads in Guilford during President Donald Trump’s visit to a medical swab manufacturing plant. U.S. District Judge Lance Walker, a Trump appointee, tossed out a motion for a temporary restraining order filed after business hours Thursday in U.S. More
  • As White House braces for largest protest yet, Pentagon sends troops home
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The nation’s capital is bracing for the largest protest yet on Saturday since the death of George Floyd, expanding a massive fenced perimeter around the White House, even as the Pentagon sent home hundreds of active duty troops positioned outside the city. Over 10 days of protests, the security perimeter around the White House has increased, and on Thursday morning extended to the far outskirts of a park complex known as the Ellipse near the National Mall with extensive fencing and barricades. More
  • ‘I can’t breathe because your silence and inaction is killing me’
    We have a black son who has a friend who is white who loves our son back from what I have seen and heard. I have made countless failed efforts at setting up playdates outside school for them. Last week, our son asked me again if this parent had gotten back to me and I said “no.” He was sad. More
  • June 5 morning update: The latest on the coronavirus and Maine
    The BDN is making the most crucial coverage of the coronavirus pandemic and its economic impact in Maine free for all readers. Click here for all coronavirus stories. You can join others committed to safeguarding this vital public service by purchasing a subscription or donating directly to the newsroom. More
  • My dad’s 1962 reporting echoes through today’s protests
    In September of 1962, the president of the United States sent U.S. Marshals to Oxford, Mississippi, to quell civilian unrest. The occasion? The integration of the University of Mississippi. A black man intended to enroll. And the state governor was using state troopers to prevent it. More


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