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Politics

The health care chart you need to read to understand Trumpcare’s damage

Now that the Senate version of Trumpcare, we see that one of its central elements is the slashing of Medicaid. In the House version, which Rep. Bruce Poliquin voted for, 14 million of the 23 million losing coverage were people receiving Medicaid. The dollars in the 25% Medicaid cut roughly …

Amy Fried

Pollways
7:09 am Friday, June 23, 2017

Sports

What can be done to get rid of belly fat

What is the best way to get rid of belly fat? That is the million dollar question. The quickest way to get rid of belly fat is to lose weight. There isn’t a single exercise, or food you can eat, or food you must stop eating that will remove belly …

Jackie Conn

See You Lighter
6:23 am Friday, June 23, 2017

Politics

Big money doesn’t always lead to big results

A few million bucks doesn’t buy what it used to. That seems to be the message from the Georgia special election. And it’s the same message from Augusta, where lawmakers are considering changes to last November’s referenda. South of the Mason-Dixon, newly-elected Re. Karen Handel spent a little over $3 …

Michael Cianchette

He Said It Right
5:30 am Friday, June 23, 2017

Maine wild boar hunt turns into disaster

Wild boars entered Maine from New Hampshire and game warden Mike Bowditch was sent into the woods of southern Maine to find and kill them. Mike’s girlfriend Stacey Stevens, a wildlife biologist, accompanied him and shot two sows that popped up in front of them trailed by a dozen baby …

George Smith

George's Outdoor News
5:00 am Friday, June 23, 2017

Sports

Patriots Mount Rushmore

By Sterling Pingree I have built monuments to the four greatest players of all-time for the Red Sox, Celtics and Bruins, leaving us with only the Patriots remaining. The Patriots list is unquestionably the most difficult to construct of the big four Boston teams. There are common characteristics that the …

Sterling Pingree

The Drive
4:07 am Friday, June 23, 2017

Business

AI and the rising expectations for software

One of the most interesting and powerful features of virtual assistants such as Apple Siri, Microsoft Cortana and the Google Assistant is their ability to become smarter. Some of the functions of these assistants are taken for granted by users who are no longer impressed to get an accurate spoken …

Adam Richards

Opportunity Knocks
11:29 pm Thursday, June 22, 2017

Business

Things to do with your family for vacation

With kids getting out of school and summer right around the corner, family vacations can’t be that far behind. But choosing where to go can be a daunting task for even the savviest of travelers. So many things can go into making your decision. Family size, cost, available vacation time, …

Adam Richards

Opportunity Knocks
11:21 pm Thursday, June 22, 2017

Outdoors

Becoming a Flyfisherman. My catch of the day

I spent the majority of my time on iconic Grand Lake Stream learning to nymph. “A successful nympher,” said my guide, Roland, “is an eternal optimist.” Which translates to treating every twitch and jiggle and stoppage as if it were a fish, not the bottom. The concept of nymphing is to …

Genie Jennings

Becoming...
11:18 pm Thursday, June 22, 2017

Portland

Get ready to pay more for parking in Portland

The Tweet Of The Day comes from Portland City Hall, which is delivering some bad news for your change purses.

Seth Koenig

BDN Portland
5:05 pm Thursday, June 22, 2017

Health

Only one other state passes Maine in ER visits because of opioid overdoes

I am coming to the end of my time managing this blog. There are four local Bangor healthcare organizations that contribute to it and on behalf of my organization — St. Joseph Healthcare — I’ve been writing for it since April.  At the end of this month I’ll hand it off to another provider. So, …

Amy Kenney

#HealthyRegion
4:26 pm Thursday, June 22, 2017

Portland

Portland’s Greek Food Fest is a big, fat ‘yes’

“It’s a huge endeavor that’s highly organized. Our expenses are high, but we get donations of meat and time.”

Kathleen Pierce

Urban Eye
2:43 pm Thursday, June 22, 2017

Business

Rent in Portland is higher than average. But so is income

Renters around Portland have been paying about 10 percent more than the national average as Bangor and Lewiston renters saw prices drop through 2015. But that doesn’t make up for generally lower income around Bangor and Lewiston.

Darren Fishell

Widgets and Digits
2:04 pm Thursday, June 22, 2017

Bangor

5 Things To Do This Weekend, June 23-25: Living on the edge

1. Oooh, it is summmmmm-mer! It’s looking like it’s going to be a (mostly, aside from Friday night thundershowers) beautiful weekend in Bangor, just in time for the Pride Festival (we’ll get to that in a minute). Entertainment-wise, on Friday night in Bangor, rockers Hambone are at Paddy Murphy’s, it’s …

Emily Burnham

Culture Shock
12:05 pm Thursday, June 22, 2017

Outdoors

My next presentation, book signing: June 27 in Greenville

I’ll be giving a presentation about my new (and first ever) guidebook,”Family Friendly Hikes in Maine,” starting at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 27, at the Shaw Public Library at 9 Lily Bay Road, Greenville! At the event, books will be available for purchase, but only with check or cash. (I don’t have …

Aislinn Sarnacki

Act Out with Aislinn
11:30 am Thursday, June 22, 2017

Bangor

The problem with trying to save people

…is that you can’t. You can support them, advocate for them, and love them, but you cannot save them. Years ago, I worked with an amazing and seasoned counselor. I met with a couple that she had worked with over twenty years previously. They saw each other in the parking …

Jim LaPierre

Recovery Rocks
10:38 am Thursday, June 22, 2017

Politics

Ranked-choice voting is still alive in Maine, but it could be a short reprieve

One of the big issues the Legislature has left to contend with before adjourning this year is the state’s ranked-choice voting law, which was enacted by citizen petition and referendum in 2016. After a Republican bid to kill a constitutional amendment allowing it failed on Thursday, that bill passed in …

Michael Shepherd

State & Capitol
8:59 am Thursday, June 22, 2017

Portland

Death of a folk singer and remembering what’s worth forgetting

“What happens to all the good stuff if it doesn’t get remembered? What happens to all the good square dances, what happens to the pot lucks?”

Troy R. Bennett

BDN Portland
6:04 am Thursday, June 22, 2017

Health

Eve’s at the Garden recipe for Eggs Benedict

Learn some cooking secrets from the chefs at Eve’s at the Garden in Portland, Maine and get their recipe for a delicious Eggs Benedict.

Diane Atwood

Catching Health
6:00 am Thursday, June 22, 2017

Health

Eve’s at the Garden recipe for Egg’s Benedict

Learn some cooking secrets from the chefs at Eve’s at the Garden in Portland, Maine and get their recipe for a delicious Eggs Benedict.

Diane Atwood

Catching Health
6:00 am Thursday, June 22, 2017

Tear down a land posting sign and you’ll lose your hunting and fishing license

The landowner relations program at the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife got a major boost this year. LD 1391 nearly tripled the program’s funding, recognizing that this program is critically important to all of us who enjoy recreating on private land. If you need to know why this is …

George Smith

George's Outdoor News
5:10 am Thursday, June 22, 2017