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Barbershop, hair salon owners split on health safety measures required by the state when they reopen May 20

Barbershops and hair salons are part of the group of businesses slotted to reopen May 20. The State has given strict public health restrictions on all businesses when they reopen amid the COVID-19 pandemic, but stylists and salon owners say the restrictions given to them make it nearly impossible to do their jobs. Others say, it’s about time they get back to work.

Explosion caught on video damages paper mill; no one hurt

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — An explosion at a paper mill in Maine shook the ground Wednesday and produced a plume of black smoke that was visible for miles around, but it appeared no one was injured. The blast rocked the Androscoggin Mill in Jay, in central Maine, around noon, state police spokesman Steve McCausland said. […]

Holiday amid pandemic: Americans divided on how to respond

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump played golf at one of his courses Saturday during the Memorial Day weekend as he urged U.S. states to reopen after coronavirus-related lockdowns. Yet many Americans remained cautious as the number of confirmed cases nationwide passed 1.6 million. In California, where many businesses and recreational activities are reopening, […]

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