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Reopening New England: Maine Watches Wearily As Hard-Hit Connecticut And Massachusetts Plan To Ease Restrictions04:00
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David Baecher sells flowers to a customer at a farmer's market, Friday, May 1, 2020, in Brunswick, Maine. Gov. Janet Mills is requiring that people wear masks in public to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus as part of her business reopening plan. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
David Baecher sells flowers to a customer at a farmer's market, Friday, May 1, 2020, in Brunswick, Maine. Gov. Janet Mills is requiring that people wear masks in public to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus as part of her business reopening plan. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Massachusetts could begin cautiously reopening its economy as early as Monday. But some states in New England are already easing restrictions, while others plan to do so soon.

Today we heard about two of them: Connecticut is one of the hardest-hit by COVID-19 in the nation, while Maine has one of the lowest caseloads and per-capita death rates in the country.

Fred Bever is a reporter at Maine Public Radio and Lucy Nalpathanchil is host of Where We Live at Connecticut Public Radio. They joined WBUR's Jack Lepiarz to discuss Maine's gradual reopening and Connecticut's imminent move to ease restrictions.

This segment aired on May 13, 2020.

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Jack Lepiarz is a reporter and anchor at WBUR.

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