A blanket of fresh snow settled over the spring mud on the evening of March 23 in the Castine and Penobscot region, making for a beautiful romp the next morning.

Photo by Eli Forman

Friday, March 27, 2020

Blue Hill hospital patient tests positive for COVID-19
1st case in Hancock County

Blue Hill —

COVID-19 reached Hancock County as a patient with the disease was admitted to Northern Light Blue Hill Memorial Hospital. Hancock County has not had a case of COVID-19 ...

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Community responds to Covid-19 with closures and help

Castine & Penobscot —

With closures and restrictions due to COVID-19 beginning to impact daily life across the peninsula, the town of Penobscot has made changes to curb the potential spread of the ...

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Isolation the new weapon against COVID-19

Pandemic expected to cause economic slowdown

At risk during shelter in place

Grocery stores, food pantries struggle to keep shelves full

Friday, March 20, 2020

Castine closes town hall
Castine closes town hall

Schools close until April 27 over COVID-19

Castine closes town hall, library

Castine —

In an effort to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus in the event that it reaches Castine, the board of selectmen voted on March 16 to close Emmerson ...

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Drive-up testing for COVID-19 in Stonington, Castine, Blue Hill

Facilities, restaurants close to curb virus spread