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How more Maine lobsters can be cracked by the Japanese market

In 2014, Japan was the second most lucrative export destination for Maine seafood exports after Canada. Maine exported $25 million in seafood that year to Japan.

Champion Maine weightlifter with cerebral palsy grateful for support

It was during his college years, after a bad breakup and bouts of drinking, that Seth Reardon’s brother, Lance, a competitive weightlifter, offered him a distraction. Soon, the weight room served as Reardon’s refuge — a healthier form of anger management and stress relief.

Body of missing Pleasant Point canoeist recovered

The body of a 23-year-old man missing since Sunday when his …

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What do the national park proposal and the junk food ban request have in common?

As citizens, we need to accept part of the reason Congress can’t meet our needs is because we are expecting too darn much.


BDN Thanksgiving

What Thanksgiving Day is to a child

Harriet Beecher Stowe moved to Maine in 1850. Here is an excerpt from “Oldtown Folks” (1869), which offers a vivid description of Thanksgiving soon after the Revolutionary War and is a particularly fitting reminiscence for today.

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