Willis Ryder Arnold, Maine Public

Willis Ryder Arnold

Maine Public

Saint Louis, MO, United States

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Past articles by Willis:

Portland Residents Ask Charter Commission To Focus On City Management, Policing, Other Issues

Portland residents are asking the city's newly formed charter commission to consider topics ranging from eliminating the City Manager position to creating a historical preservation arm of city government. → Read More

Coronavirus Counts Still Trending Upward In Maine, With 120 New Infections Thursday

The Maine CDC is reporting 120 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, which is the state's highest single-day count in the last two months and up from numbers that have been closer to the 60s in recent days. → Read More

Maine Reports 65 New Coronavirus Cases, 1 Death On Wednesday

And the state's weekly average of new daily cases continues to tick upward, reaching 67 on Wednesday after hitting a recent low of 14 earlier in July. → Read More

Maine Reports 106 New Coronavirus Cases, 4 Deaths On Thursday

Maine is reporting 106 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday — the highest count of new cases for a single day since earlier this spring. → Read More

47 More Coronavirus Cases, 5 Deaths Reported In Maine On Wednesday

The number follows an increase in case counts over the weekend as the state's positivity rate creeps higher than in recent weeks. → Read More

Western Wildfire Smoke Comes To Maine Skies, But No Air Quality Threat

The National Weather Service in Maine says smoke from wildfires in Oregon, British Columbia, and Alberta is making its way to Maine. → Read More

Maine Reports 153 New COVID-19 Cases From Last Few Days

The state has identified 153 new cases of COVID-19 as of Tuesday morning, which includes a few days worth of data since the Maine CDC has stopped doing case investigations over the weekend. → Read More

Maine Reports 65 New Coronavirus Cases From Last Few Days

The state's reporting an upswing of 65 new COVID-19 cases. Though the number covers about two days of test results, it still represents a slight rise after daily case counts had been as low as the single numbers and teens. → Read More

Maine Reports 9 New Coronavirus Infections, 1 Death On Friday

The state has recorded just 9 new cases of COVID-19 since yesterday morning. That brings the total number of cases detected in Maine to just over 69,200. → Read More

36 New Coronavirus Cases Added In Maine On Thursday

Maine is reporting another 36 cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, and the weekly average of new daily cases now stands at 18. → Read More

New Book To Feature Writing Of Maine-Raised Climate Activist Who Died On Barefoot Trip Across U.S.

Mark Baumer struck out in 2016 on a trip across the country barefoot to raise awareness of climate change and raise funds for an environmental group, The Fang Collective, sometimes running, interacting with locals. and often hollering into his cell phone camera. → Read More

38 More Coronavirus Infections Reported In Maine On Wednesday

The state is reporting 38 more cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number since the start of the pandemic to 69,156. → Read More

Midcoast Priest On Administrative Leave Following Sexual Abuse Allegations

The Rev. Robert C. Vaillancourt, pastor of St. Brendan the Navigator Parish, has been placed on temporary administrative leave following sexual assault accusations according to The Diocese of Portland. → Read More

Travel To Maine Expected Near Pre-Pandemic Levels On Independence Day Weekend

AAA of Northern New England is advising travelers that highway traffic this weekend could reach near pre-pandemic levels. → Read More

Maine Fireworks Industry On Rebound After Grappling With Pandemic

The fireworks industry in Maine is regaining its footing after a rough year. → Read More

Maine Reports 15 Cases Of COVID-19 On Friday, 1 Death

That's down from 21 yesterday. The state is also recording another death, the second in two days, following no recorded deaths over a handful of days. → Read More

Maine Reports 21 New Coronavirus Cases, 1 Death On Thursday

The state is reporting its first death of a patient with COVID-19 in almost a week. The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention is also reporting 21 new cases of the disease, up from 12 yesterday. The new reporting brings the total number of COVID-19 cases recorded in the state up to 69,054. the total number of recorded deaths is 859. Thirty people with the disease were hospitalized as… → Read More

12 New Coronavirus Cases, No Deaths Reported In Maine On Wednesday

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting 12 new cases of the coronavirus on Wednesday. → Read More

Maine Heat Breaks Some Records, Continues Through Mid-Week

Tuesday's heat broke records at each of the National Weather Service stations in Maine. Meteorologist Michael Claire says the most notable records were set in the southern parts of the state: "At least in Portland we tied the record high temperature for the day yesterday, of 96, the low only got down to 75 degrees which was the warmest low temperature on record for the month of June in… → Read More

Maine Reports 32 New Coronavirus Cases On Tuesday

The state has identified 32 new cases of COVID-19. That's up from 13 yesterday. → Read More