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Trump to stump in Portland on Thursday, Oct. 6

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is planning a Thursday rally in Portland. City spokeswoman Jess Grondin confirmed late Friday afternoon that the Trump campaign has booked the Portland Expo for a campaign stop. Details on the time and format of the event have yet to be released. It would be Trump’s …

Michael Shepherd

State & Capitol
5:15 pm Friday, September 30, 2016


Blue Hill native makes her comedy debut on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”

Blue Hill native and standup comedian Emma Willmann made her network TV debut last night on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.” Willmann, a graduate of Georges Stevens Academy who now makes her home in New York, did a tight four minute, thirty second set about small town gay pride …

Emily Burnham

3:59 pm Friday, September 30, 2016


Spat with GOP primary foe highlights Holbrook’s struggles in Maine’s 1st District race

The primary election for the 1st Congressional District seat came and went months ago but animosity between the two Republican candidates continues. Mark Holbrook of Brunswick walked away with the nomination after he bested Ande Smith of North Yarmouth by just 57 votes. Animosity between Holbrook and Smith began to …

Christopher Cousins

State & Capitol
3:27 pm Friday, September 30, 2016


A look inside The Portland Meatball Company

For a year Noah Talmatch has been working behind the scenes to create something Portlanders have never seen. “A fun, comfortable, inexpensive place that makes for a great date night.” Add killer meatballs, pizza, homemade pasta and cocktails for $8 to the list and The Portland Meatball Company should make …

Kathleen Pierce

Urban Eye
2:38 pm Friday, September 30, 2016


Eight pit parties that got busted in Maine

Can you really say you’re a Mainer if you haven’t been to a pit party before you turn 21?

Sarah Cottrell

Housewife Plus
2:24 pm Friday, September 30, 2016


Why can’t I stick with a workout routine?

Yesterday, I met a friend at the park and we spent the afternoon together.  As the afternoon wore on, our conversation turned to exercise.  What my friend said during that conversation struck a chord with me.  She told me that she doesn’t exercise and that she feels guilty because she …

Catherine Hall

Food and Fitness for the Rest of Us
1:13 pm Friday, September 30, 2016


Poland Spring Supports Conservation and Community

Poland Spring is about a lot more than bottled water. Yes, they have three bottling plants in Poland Spring, Hollis, and Kingfield and employ 800 Mainers full-time or seasonally in places where jobs are hard to come by, with a $42 million annual payroll. And they’ve invested over $500 million …

George Smith

George's Outdoor News
12:21 pm Friday, September 30, 2016


The DeWitt Hotel: Lewiston’s elegant past

“For years, the DeWitt was acknowledged to be one of northern New England’s best hotels. Under the fine management of Mrs. Pattee, later Mrs. Charles Day, the DeWitt dining room on the second floor of the hotel was noted not only for its good food, but also for its excellent …

Brooke Nasser

Life on the Androscoggin
12:04 pm Friday, September 30, 2016


It’s Pokémon, not Pokemon (and why you should care)

With the release of the wildly-popular mobile game, Pokémon Go, journalists around the world rushed to file copy about the new phenomenon. The Associated Press, the world’s largest consortium of reporters, accordingly issued its style guidelines for reporting on the new game. In addition to advice to “avoid made up …

James Myall

Parlez-Vous American?
11:56 am Friday, September 30, 2016


Aroostook Outdoor News: 9.29.16 edition

In this edition: 1) Awareness and fundraising walks in #Caribou and #Houlton. 2) Stargazing in the #NewNationalMonument in the #SouthernAroostook area. 3) A fun #CrossCountry run for all in #PresqueIsle. Plus lots more! #offugo… #AroostookThing of the week: the Katahdin Woods and Waters Stars Over Katahdin Wilderness Stargazing event in …

Mark Shea

11:54 am Friday, September 30, 2016


Can You Survive A Rigged Political System By Homesteading?

Can You Survive A Rigged Political System By Homesteading? There, I said it. We are living in a rigged political system, and anyone who does not think so only needs to look at the debates between ‘Feel The Burn’ Bernie, and Hillary Clinton. Especially the one where he said, “I …

Stephanie Reiser

Homesteading Now
11:25 am Friday, September 30, 2016


Listen: BDN outdoors editor talks moose, birds on ‘The Drive’ radio show

Every other Wednesday, I participate in “The Drive” radio show, which airs on 92.9 “The Ticket” FM, to talk about the outdoor issues of the week. Important addition: On alternating weeks, you can listen to my colleague Aislinn Sarnacki on the same show. Typically, our segment airs around 4:35 p.m. …

John Holyoke

Out There
11:02 am Friday, September 30, 2016


Five Maine stories featured in new Ripley’s Believe It or Not! book

Ripley Publishing sent the Bangor Daily News a copy of their newest book Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Unlock the Weird!, published on Sept. 6. Inside, we found five stories about Mainers, all of which we covered.

Samuel Shepherd

10:53 am Friday, September 30, 2016


Remember when lightning struck a Grand Isle church?

This article was originally published on May 28, 2015.  GRAND ISLE | For Carl Bouley, lightning apparently does strike twice. On Wednesday evening, the 16-year-old Madawaska High School junior was in the right place at the right time to capture on video lightning striking a Grand Isle church steeple.Story …

Samuel Shepherd

Wait Five Minutes
9:51 am Friday, September 30, 2016


LePage administration continues information freeze about new psychiatric unit

Good morning from Augusta, where the Department of Health and Human Services is moving toward building a new forensic unit near the state-run Riverview Psychiatric Center without sharing its plans with lawmakers or the city of Augusta. The issue has been simmering for months but came up again Thursday when …

Christopher Cousins

State & Capitol
9:41 am Friday, September 30, 2016


Dispatch from Mexico City: ¡Ponga esa Pared!

Put up that wall! Pronto! Deeply anonymous sources are suggesting that the real reason for building the wall along the Rio Grande is to keep Americans from fleeing a Trump presidency. In addition, Mexican immigrants, at least some undocumented, continue to “pour” across the border, heading south. Many of them …

James G. Blaine

8:46 am Friday, September 30, 2016


Weary and bleary

Whether or not I really wanted it, I’ve gotten my day off.

Carol Douglas

Watch Me Paint
8:29 am Friday, September 30, 2016


An OUI arrest and the dismantling of Maine’s Office of Substance Abuse

Joan Smyrski currently serves as  Associate Director of Substance Abuse Services for DHHS Maine. She was arrested Wednesday for Operating Under the Influence (OUI). It seems likely that she may be asked to resign from her post given the nature of her offense. Knowing Ms. Smryski by reputation only, my …

Jim LaPierre

Recovery Rocks
7:41 am Friday, September 30, 2016


Here’s the recipe for contentment in my kitchen

I adore Facebook. I use it all the time to keep tabs on what my friends are doing and thinking and also to share bits of news and culture, cute puppy videos and glimpses of my own life. Once in awhile, I will admit, I even post a picture of what …

Meg Haskell

Living it Forward
6:45 am Friday, September 30, 2016