A Maine traveling nurse doing her part to combat COVID

A Maine traveling nurse doing her part to combat COVID

The memories of seven long weeks working as a traveling nurse in a New York hospital settle in Julie Byron’s mind almost daily. Scenes of patients fighting for life and losing to death. The sweet moments of joy and numbing emptiness of sorrow. The fatigue. Byron, a...
Together, to the compassionate end

Together, to the compassionate end

Pastor Dan Blevins started feeling ill the night before Thanksgiving. He had bouts of fever and chills. “I couldn’t shake it, and it continued through Thanksgiving Day,” said Blevins, minister of the Stetson United Methodist Church.  Earlier that week, the 71-year-old...
The rise of angels during a hellish year

The rise of angels during a hellish year

The angel appeared on the cold Camden sidewalk. Chef Jordan Benissan stood outside his restaurant after another dismal night of business. As COVID-19 infections surged, customers disappeared. Benissan’s staff had shrunk to himself and a dishwasher. He worried about...