Nothing about our world has been normal since the start of the coronavirus pandemic in March of 2020. Not only did everyday life change for adults who are in the workforce, but it really affected school-aged kids also.

Students had to learn skills they'd never used before while trying to stay up to date with assignments. Sadly, over the course of the past year and a half, several students fell behind and are still struggling to get caught up.

According to, several Maine school districts will be offering extended educational programs throughout the Summer. Even though the Maine Department of Education doesn't keep track of enrollment in summer school courses, these programs will offer students who are struggling in school a little jump start on fall or the opportunity to get caught up on things they didn't understand.

So, if you think your child could use a little extra educational help throughout the summer, reach out to your local school district and see what they might have to offer.

9 Maine Staycations Your Family Needs To Take

Since it looks like the summer of 2021 is going to be a little different - not quite as different as the summer of 2020, though - we've put together a list of great staycations you can take with your significant other or, in many cases, the entire family. This list was inspired by Only In Your State. Please keep in mind, due to current COVID-19 restrictions, some places may not be completely open. Let us know what your favorite places to visit in Maine are by messaging us through our app or on Facebook.

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These salary estimates are courtesy of the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics. They are current as of April of 2020.

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