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Outdoors

1-minute hike: Cox Pinnacle in Brunswick

Difficulty: Easy. The trails in the network together make up about 1.25 miles and explore a hill known as Cox Pinnacle. Expect a gradual but steady climb to the top of the hill, and watch your step — the surface of the trail can be uneven with exposed tree roots …

Aislinn Sarnacki

Act Out with Aislinn
12:15 pm Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Living

Pittsburgh hates The Chainsmokers ‘forever’ after a mistake Bangorians can relate to

The Chainsmokers have had a lot of negative press in the past few weeks. With their latest gaff, I don’t think that’s going to change soon.

Samuel Shepherd

#Maine
11:56 am Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Politics

LePage moves ahead with bid to gain Trump’s OK for stricter Medicaid rules

Maine will vote on a citizen’s initiative that would force the state to expand in November and these changes are seen as a way to undercut that effort.

Michael Shepherd

State & Capitol
11:13 am Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Living

Snail-whispering Maine girl appears on NBC’s ‘Little Big Shots’

People must have some pretty weird ideas of what we do in Maine to keep busy amongst the trees. Now, thanks to Steve Harvey and NBC’s Little Big Shots, we’re going to have one more question to field from out-of-staters. US Weekly posted last week about Rhys, a 6-year old from Wells, who …

Samuel Shepherd

#Maine
10:37 am Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Health

Who cares about harm reduction?

Who cares about harm reduction? The short answer is: you should. Harm reduction could protect you and the people you love from serious illness and death. The Harm Reduction Coalition defines harm reduction as “a set of practical strategies and ideas aimed at reducing negative consequences associated with drug use.” …

Alison Webb
Health

Dread growing old? It’s time to get a move on!

Feeling old? Not as strong or agile or flexible as you once were? Take it from me and a couple of experts, get a move on and you’ll feel a whole lot better.

Diane Atwood

Catching Health
9:30 am Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Health

Dread growing old? It’s time to get a move on

Feeling old? Not as strong or agile or flexible as you once were? Take it from me and a couple of experts, get a move on and you’ll feel a whole lot better.

Diane Atwood

Catching Health
9:30 am Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Health

How this Maine doctor reversed course after realizing his prescriptions hooked people on opioids

“I was intent on reducing the painful suffering of my patients, and too unaware of the suffering that might develop if my pills were used inappropriately.”

Amy Kenney

#HealthyRegion
9:17 am Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Food

Any Berry Jam and Oatmeal Bars

It is one thing to put up jars of jam and jelly when the strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, and other fruits are in season; it is lots of fun to give them as gifts, and receive them, too. But really, how much toast can you eat with jam on it? …

Sandy Oliver

Taste Buds
8:38 am Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Politics

Why legislating mining in Maine is so hard, in one survey

Good morning from Augusta, where a University of Maine student has informed the simmering debate on proposed mineral mining legislation with some of the only detailed survey data that we’ve seen on the subject. It shows what you might suspect — mining is a complicated issue with many trade-offs in …

Michael Shepherd

State & Capitol
8:11 am Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Sports

I eat stuff that people say isn’t healthy

I eat gluten, animals, sugar, and a whole bunch of stuff I can neither pronounce nor spell. I eat all of that stuff and I like it. There are chemicals in my food and I can’t pronounce them nor do I even care much about what they are or why …

Jackie Conn

See You Lighter
6:51 am Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Portland

This lighthouse keeper earned the nation’s two highest awards for bravery

Hanna is the only American to win both the nation’s highest military, and civilian, honors for bravery.

Troy R. Bennett

BDN Portland
5:30 am Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Deer feeding ban and baiting penalties increased

The legislature’s Inland Fisheries and Wildlife disposed of more Sunday hunting bills quickly in a recent work session, and then spent a couple of hours working on deer and moose bills. We’ll report on the Sunday hunting and deer bills today. LD 694, to allow Sunday hunting with deer rifles …

George Smith

George's Outdoor News
5:00 am Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Sports

Jackson 5: Rondo’s out, Celtics in?

By Aaron Jackson All hope was lost for the Boston Celtics after game 2 of the first round. They had just been manhandled for the second game in a row by the 8th seeded Chicago Bulls, and looked lost on the court. Making matters worse, there was noticeable bickering among …

Sterling Pingree

The Drive
4:04 am Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Portland

We should finally have school bonds on the ballot.

Good evening from the BDN Portland office on Congress Street. Tonight the city council will vote on school renovation bonds, likely for the last time; a Muslim woman sues her former employer for religious discrimination; and LePage is once again after Maine’s new national monument. What we’re talking about School …

Jake Bleiberg

BDN Portland
4:51 pm Monday, April 24, 2017

Living

Looking for a Mariner?

If you’re trying to find information on a mariner with a Maine connection-ship, port, etc.-you’ve got to take a look at the Merchant Mariners Muster, provided by the Maine Maritime Museum in Bath. It’s truly amazing! The staff has been searching through thousands of in-house documents-over 6,500 to date-and compiling …

Emily Schroeder

Emily's Genealogy Blog
4:42 pm Monday, April 24, 2017

Food

New Bangor coffee shop aims to tap John Bapst student market

Katie Proctor has a genetic predisposition to coffee — when she was a kid growing up in the 1990s, her father, Kevin, ran a coffee shop in West Market Square in downtown Bangor called the Daily Grind. So it only makes sense that she and her family would return to …

Emily Burnham

The Daily Simmer
3:18 pm Monday, April 24, 2017

Sports

High school softball freshmen register impressive debuts

You always remember your first game as a varsity player in high school, especially if you are fortunate enough to start. It may turn out to be a wonderful experience, it may be just OK or it could be one that you chalk up to experience and tell yourself not to …

Larry Mahoney

Extra Bases
2:44 pm Monday, April 24, 2017

Seniors

Taking time for the possibilities of mud puddles

I’ve always loved puddles. Not for their mud or water or the usual things puddles can offer, but for their possibilities. They link me very strongly with happy memories from my childhood, and whenever I see one, I long to go find a stick and start playing in it. We …

Julie Harris

When Life Gives You Curves
1:15 pm Monday, April 24, 2017

Outdoors

A Setting Bull with Mars and the Moon

Taurus the Bull is setting shortly after the Sun and this week catch a young crescent Moon with Mars in this fading winter constellation. Taurus is right at the horizon and look for its “V” shaped Hyades right after sunset in the western sky. If you have a telescope, a …

Shawn Laatsch

Eye on Maine Skies!
11:01 am Monday, April 24, 2017

Midcoast

Loving Life on Vacation and at Home

One minute you’re on the list to go backstage at the Imperial Theater, the next you’re muttering in frustration at a sobbing almost-three-year-old as her boots fall off and her package of oyster crackers is lost to the seagulls.

Courtney Naliboff

The Frozen Chosen
10:49 am Monday, April 24, 2017

Aroostook

What is Trending and Why I Could Not Care Less

Trends make money by targeting a specific group and by letting peer pressure do the work for them.  They are the equivalent of a wildfire that starts with that friend or acquaintance showing off her new bracelet. Before you know it, you start seeing them everywhere. Let’s be honest, the …

Kara Addington

Resourcefully Yours
9:05 am Monday, April 24, 2017

Outdoors

Where in the woods am I? Win an L.L.Bean gift card!

The prize for this week’s “Where in the Woods” trail ID contest is a $50 gift card to L.L.Bean! A big thank you to Charlie’s for sponsoring this contest and making this awesome prize possible each week! To enter the contest, all you have to do is guess where I …

Aislinn Sarnacki

Act Out with Aislinn
9:00 am Monday, April 24, 2017