Julia Bayly

Julia Bayly

Fort Kent

 
Before allegedly stealing a rental van and driving it south from Fort Kent, Pierre Triplett met with Fiddlehead Focus reporter Jessica Potila to be interviewed for a feature on being homeless. Potila had offered to let Triplett sleep in her rental van that night.

Homeless man accused of stealing van from Maine reporter trying to help him

By Julia Bayly on Nov. 23, 2016, at 4:44 p.m.
All Jessica Potila of Fort Kent wanted to do was help a homeless man get home in time for Thanksgiving.
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Melissa Huston, the director of philantropy for Northern Maine, stops at the Good Shepherd Food Bank Hampden warehouse in this August 2016 file photo.

Can the burgeoning local food movement save Mainers from hunger?

By Julia Bayly and Kathleen Pierce, BDN Staff on Nov. 23, 2016, at 7:07 a.m.
“We are the ninth hungriest state in the nation — Maine is heading in the wrong direction.”

Residents, camp owners on Irving leased lots still waiting on development plans

By Julia Bayly on Nov. 22, 2016, at 1 a.m.
More than 400 seasonal camp and year-round homeowners remain in limbo waiting for the state and J.D. Irving to reach an agreement on a development plan for 51,000 acres in Aroostook County.

Support group available for those grieving the loss of a pet

By Julia Bayly on Nov. 17, 2016, at 1 p.m.
The grief of losing a pet can be as strong as that felt over the death of a human loved one.
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‘Some assembly required’ among scariest phrases in English language

By Julia Bayly on Nov. 10, 2016, at 11:48 a.m.

Canadians in the Living Room

By Julia Bayly on Nov. 09, 2016, at 2:03 a.m.

Canadians in the Living Room

By Julia Bayly on Nov. 08, 2016, at 11:31 p.m.

Canadians in the Living Room

By Julia Bayly on Nov. 08, 2016, at 11:09 p.m.

Canadians in the Living Room

By Julia Bayly on Nov. 08, 2016, at 10:09 p.m.

Canadians in the Living Room

By Julia Bayly on Nov. 08, 2016, at 9:22 p.m.

Canadians in the Living Room

By Julia Bayly on Nov. 08, 2016, at 8:45 p.m.

Canadians in the living room

By Julia Bayly on Nov. 08, 2016, at 7:04 p.m.
Living in a small space forces one to ask a lot of questions before acquiring more possessions, according to Sonya Connelly. Connelly is among a group of people who have taken to tiny house living and hope to establish a tiny house village in southern Maine.

National tiny house building code could make tiny living safer, easier in Maine

By Julia Bayly on Nov. 08, 2016, at 8:15 a.m.
Fans of tiny houses in Maine have the chance this week to be part of a movement to establish national standards governing the construction of the popular minimalist residential dwellings.

Genetic screening available, but not recommended, to predict Alzheimer’s diagnosis

By Julia Bayly on Nov. 04, 2016, at 2:11 p.m.
“We want to be as helpful as we can and make sure people get good information,” Laurie Trenholm said. “But our position is there is no need for the genetic testing.”
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Jason Drake cleans the new tattoo on Winnie Allen, 52, Thursday at Diversified Ink in Bangor. Allen got her first tattoo in memory of her beloved Yorkshire terriers, Pippy and Lilly, who recently died.

For Mainers, you’re never too old to get a tattoo

By Julia Bayly on Nov. 04, 2016, at 6:46 a.m.
“It used to be most of my business was people in their 20s [and] 30s getting their first tattoos,” Tom Murphy said. “But in recent years, I’ve been seeing way more people in their 50s and 60s.”
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Cycling’s current technology started but could not stay in northern Maine

on Nov. 03, 2016, at 1:06 a.m.
(From the BDN) “We did pretty much everything right there at the factory,” former employee John Desjardins said. “Every single bike we made was built completely by hand.”
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Saying goodbye to Corky, my friend and constant companion for 12 years was among the hardest things I have ever had to do.

Final words on Corky, the Rusty Metal Farm shusky

By Julia Bayly on Oct. 27, 2016, at 11:27 a.m.
Julia Bayly: According to an online BDN linked search engine, I’ve written about Corky 125 times in the 12 years she lived on Rusty Metal Farm. This column is the 126th and quite likely last time I will do so.
Painted and unpainted frames wait for build-ups that will never happen in the former Aegis Bicycle factory in Van Buren.

Cycling’s current technology started but could not stay in northern Maine

By Julia Bayly on Oct. 26, 2016, at 7:49 a.m.
“We did pretty much everything right there at the factory,” former employee John Desjardins said. “Every single bike we made was built completely by hand.”
Lise Pelletier, director of the Acadian Archives at the University of Maine at Fort Kent, opens a display case containing original maps from the 1500s on display.

Three centuries of mapping ‘you are here’ on display in Fort Kent

By Julia Bayly on Oct. 18, 2016, at 7:05 a.m.
“It’s so interesting to see how maps of a single area changed over time with new information.”
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Fighting the hobgoblins of consistency on Rusty Metal Farm

By Julia Bayly on Oct. 13, 2016, at 1:01 p.m.
People who know me, know my resistance to change. Call it “being in a rut,” if you will, but here on Rusty Metal Farm, it’s been all about consistency.