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Health

How electroacupuncture helps relieve some of the most common PTSD symptoms

Turning bad memories into ones you can choose to think of or not. That’s the goal of a treatment that uses electroacupuncture to help people recover from PTSD.

Diane Atwood

Catching Health
7:40 am Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Living

When learning is hard

We like doing what we’re good at; we hate doing things that are very difficult.

Carol Douglas

Watch Me Paint
7:26 am Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Sports

Five thoughts on Week 13 of the NFL

By Aaron Jackson This past Sunday was the first Sunday PG (Post Gronk) and I found myself a little more interested in the rest of the league. Mostly because that false sense of confidence Patriots fans had, seemed to have evaporated with the news Rob Gronkowski is out the rest …

Sterling Pingree

The Drive
7:07 am Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Wildfire goes fishing – and catches a lot of big ones!

One of Maine’s most outspoken advocates for our native brook trout is the guest on our TV talk show Wildfire, airing for the first time tonight. Bob Mallard has been an avid angler all of his life, and a fierce proponent of protecting and enhancing Maine’s native brookies. Bob once …

George Smith

George's Outdoor News
7:00 am Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Sports

No Christmas cookies for me because I’m on a diet

Here comes the Christmas cookies and the eggnog. Only the thin people and the people who don’t care how much they weigh get to enjoy the treats of the holiday. The rest of us are going to have to employ some strong discipline and willpower to stick to the obligatory …

Jackie Conn

See You Lighter
6:35 am Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Seniors

It’s been four years and I’m finally able to write about losing my sister

It has been 4 years since I lost my sister Linda and I haven’t written about her until now. It is an appropriate season to break my writing silence about her since she loved the holidays.

Molly Stevens

Shallow Reflections™
4:00 am Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Sports

Bangor High boys basketball misses the old Bangor Y gym

Several people have asked me the reasons for the decline in the success of the Bangor High School boys basketball program over the last four years. The closing of the Bangor YMCA on Hammond Street and its gym in November of 2010 has been the main reason that I and …

Bob Cimbollek

Off the Rim
11:17 pm Monday, December 5, 2016

Outdoors

Cigars, Me, Flyfishing, and the Writing Life

I quit smoking cigarettes many years ago. I quit cold turkey one day while serving in Vietnam and never remotely craved another cigarette. Don’t ask me how I accomplished that but it was possibly the best thing I ever did for myself. Nowadays the only time I burn — not …

Nick Mills

The Virtual Angler
10:01 pm Monday, December 5, 2016

Portland

Portland tried to ban panhandling in medians. Now, there’s a play about it.

Good evening from the BDN Portland office on Congress Street. Tonight: A preview of this weekend’s play about the panhandling ban; a southern Maine lawmaker wants the Maine State  Police to explain whether it’s snooping on the public; and an update from the Adulting School. Also, it snowed today. Boring …

Dan MacLeod

BDN Portland
6:45 pm Monday, December 5, 2016

Homestead

Dare to be proud

Recently I read a blog from a friend in the Netherlands, in which he admitted to be proud of himself. It got me thinking. I think here in the US people easier admit to be proud than in the Netherlands. There is an expression in Dutch that literally translates as: …

Edith Schriever

Double Dutch plus Three
6:25 pm Monday, December 5, 2016

State

A Quiet Tuesday For Maine; More Snow Showers For Wednesday

A Seasonable Day For The Pine Tree State The morning commute will be much improved over southern and eastern areas after Tuesday’s snowfall. Black ice may be an issue on the secondary roads, so use caution as you head out. Temperatures around daylight appear to range in the single digits …

Mike Haggett

Pine Tree Weather
5:39 pm Monday, December 5, 2016

Portland

Media around the world are going nuts over Portland’s Adulting School

“We have struck a chord.”

Kathleen Pierce

Urban Eye
4:56 pm Monday, December 5, 2016

Sports

High School Basketball Season Dawns Nostalgic Feelings

As teams across the state take to the hardwood this weekend for the first countable high school basketball games of the season, I can’t help but feel a tinge of sadness.  Yes, I’m excited for the opening tip of the season but things feel different.  Things have felt different for …

Bob Beatham

The Press Box
4:44 pm Monday, December 5, 2016

Outdoors

Back Breakin’ Braaap

Well good Lord woman, when are you going to blog about the fun stuff? LOL…I’m already hearing it now, and trust me, those days are forthcoming, sooner than expected. In order to have those golden ITS trails and pristine side trails that lead to our exotic snow covered destinations, local club volunteers are …

Denise Duperre

Is It Snowing Yet?
4:11 pm Monday, December 5, 2016

Politics

Maine treasurer, AG to face challenges from Democratic lawmaker, GOP lobbyist

An outgoing Democratic lawmaker and a Republican lobbyist are gearing up to challenge Maine State Treasurer Terry Hayes and Attorney General Janet Mills when the Legislature returns to Augusta for swearing-in day on Wednesday. Those are the only two expected races for Maine’s constitutional officer positions, to be decided in a secret-ballot vote of the …

Michael Shepherd

State & Capitol
3:49 pm Monday, December 5, 2016