Blogs and Columns
on Aug. 09, 2016, at 11:29 a.m.
“Sen. Collins says she will not vote for Donald Trump” These days the two headed political monster called the Democratic and Republican Parties, are pretending if the outsider were someone other than Donald Trump, they would probably tolerate, if not outright support him. The problem is there is absolutely …
MORE BANG(OR) FOR YOUR BUCK
on Aug. 08, 2016, at 10:21 p.m.
OK, here’s the thing. Summer vacation? Haven’t had one yet. With the whole Hallee going viral thing, we seriously haven’t been able to do a darned thing with the exception of a few hours on the lake for the 4th of July. Beach? No. Vacation away from town? No. Grandparents in …
By Emmet Meara on Aug. 08, 2016, at 11:16 a.m.
Emmet Meara: It’s been a Cobb Manor tradition for three decades. Apparently, we must have a deck party to celebrate every Maine Lobster Festival.
By Julia Bayly on Aug. 04, 2016, at 3:31 p.m.
Whatever chicken chaos is coming, the signs are there.
THE BEE WHISPERER
By Peter Cowin, Special to the BDN on Aug. 04, 2016, at 1:20 p.m.
Nothing makes new beekeepers happier than harvesting their first honey.
By Clair Wood on Aug. 04, 2016, at 11:32 a.m.
Three evening planets are so intertwined this month that they can be discussed together.
MAINE AT WAR
on Aug. 03, 2016, at 5 p.m.
With a nod to Merriam-Webster: Thief theef NounStory continues below advertisement. 1. A person who steals something. 2. Hungry Maine soldiers willing to steal food from anybody at any time. Just as empty-bellied as his 2nd Division soldiers trudging south toward Malvern Hill in the wee hours of Tuesday, July …
on Aug. 03, 2016, at 12:58 p.m.
Hero today, gone tomorrow. It’s hard out here for a sandwich shop. On Monday, Hero, the months old lunch counter, launched as a joint venture from the owners of OTTO and Empire Chinese Kitchen, abruptly closed leaving downtown Portland office workers, addicted to their rotisserie chicken sandwiches and deluxe soups, wondering where …
By Sarah Smiley on Aug. 02, 2016, at 3:25 p.m.
Summertime means that it is lake time, and when you go to the lake, there are a host of lies people tell you.
on Aug. 02, 2016, at 3:15 p.m.
“Drifters Wife effortlessly nails that date-night wine-bar vibe that city dwellers know so well. But what makes it better is that you’re nowhere close to Brooklyn: You’re on the coast of Maine, taking in that salty ocean air.”
By Emmet Meara on Aug. 01, 2016, at 10:23 a.m.
I have never eaten a lobster in my life. It seems likely that I shall pass from the Earth without tasting one. It all goes back to 129 Perham St. in West Roxbury.
WAYNE E. REILLY
By Wayne E. Reilly on July 31, 2016, at 12:09 p.m.
“Let somebody be cheerful in this year of gloom,” a reporter concluded in 1916.
on July 30, 2016, at 10:09 a.m.
Exit stage left. The instrumental chef who launched Scales’ creative menu, adding an edge to New England traditional fare, fries his last squid tonight. To fill Mike Smith’s place in this stunning waterfront restaurant, two chefs step up: Frederic Eliot and Travis Olson. Smith leaves the top post at Scales in …
on July 29, 2016, at 10:30 a.m.
The cat’s out of the bag. The New York Time’s Travel section shines a light on Maine’s largest city this week, spending 36 jam-packed hours searching for fun from prom to prom. So what can you do in a day and a half in Portland? Eat Holy Donuts, visit the …
on July 28, 2016, at 4:30 p.m.
By Kathryn Olmstead on July 28, 2016, at 2:53 p.m.
My friend was eager to convey the message: “If it does not feel normal for your body, that’s the time to call your doctor.”
MAINE AT WAR
on July 27, 2016, at 5 p.m.
Feverish with typhoid fever, Corp. Harrison Huckins of Co. K, 6th Maine Infantry Regiment, heard the rumors circulating around him by late afternoon on Sunday, June 29, 1862. One patient among the 2,500 to 3,000 sick and wounded Union soldiers confined to hospital tents at the large Federal field-hospital complex …
on July 27, 2016, at 11:57 a.m.
It’s the ultimate multi-tasking adventure: Get out on the water, sip a beer and tone those glutes. Who needs the gym, the bar, or a swank schooner excursion when Maine BayCycle, the latest cruise offering in Portland Harbor, captures all three in 90 minutes. Run by Peaks Island native Neil …
By Sarah Smiley on July 26, 2016, at 6:38 p.m.
It’s funny how through each stage of our life, hundreds of moments and memories are filtered down to a few select items.
By Emmet Meara on July 25, 2016, at 1:57 p.m.
Moore might be fat and sloppy. He might have a mustard stain on his shirt. He stomps all over his message for two hours, but I think it might be productive to study the lessons of other countries if we truly profess to love our own.