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Monhegan killed all its deer and eliminated Lyme disease

In the 1990s, I helped officials on Monhegan get a permit to eliminate deer from the island where residents suffered the highest proportion of Lyme disease in the state. And once the deer were gone, so too was Lyme disease. This story appeared in the 2004 media guide, titled Why …

George Smith

George's Outdoor News
7:00 am Friday, October 28, 2016


Maine’s motley crew says no to Question 2

Paul LePage, John Baldacci, the BDN, the Portland Press Herald. Who would ever have thought they’d all agree on something?

Michael Cianchette

He Said It Right
6:13 am Friday, October 28, 2016


How physical therapy can help people suffering the after effects of a concussion

Bobby Cochrane is a physical therapist who works with people who have post-concussion syndrome. Find out how physical therapy can help someone with a concussion.

Diane Atwood

Catching Health
6:00 am Friday, October 28, 2016


Trying to secure the house for winter

After working 11 straight days on the house, I went back to work last week and it seemed like a vacation. I was thoroughly exhausted.   After struggling like crazy to get the tarp over the roof, we faced utter devastation just two days later when the wind ripped the …

Laura Reed

Laura's House Journey
9:35 pm Thursday, October 27, 2016


Cold weather spells doom for Wessie, the giant snake

If ever there was a sizable serpent slithering around Westbrook, its days are likely done.

Dan MacLeod

BDN Portland
6:45 pm Thursday, October 27, 2016


Size Matters (To A Trout, Anyway) And Small Is Beautiful

In the previous installment of this irregularly occurring wheeze, I was rather pleased with myself for learning something new about trout fishing. When Trout Boy and I had encountered vigorously rising fish and had flogged the water with dry flies and midges for a couple of fishless hours, the new …

Nick Mills

The Virtual Angler
6:37 pm Thursday, October 27, 2016


Add lack of Defense to “Golden Boys All-Stars” problems and Green continues his childish behavior with a technical

My last “Off the Rim” BLOG post was about the NBA’s Golden State Warriors problems caused by Draymond “Headcase” Green originally causing the “Coward Statement” and his continued attempted field goal kick(s). Maybe he should tryout with a NFL team as a punter or field goal kicker. There’s no “kicking” …

Bob Cimbollek

Off the Rim
6:24 pm Thursday, October 27, 2016


Aroostook Outdoor News: 10.27.16 edition

In this edition: 1) #Haunted walks in #CaribouME, #EagleLakeME, and #WoodlandME. 2) Make your own #birdfeeder in #PresqueIsleME. 3) A costumed run in #FortKentME. Plus lots more! #offugo… #AroostookThing of the week: The 1st Annual Fort Kent Outdoor Center Team USA vs. Team Canada Halloween 5k/10k Trail Race in Fort …

Mark Shea

4:40 pm Thursday, October 27, 2016


AUDIO: Ben Guite Maine Hockey Asst. Coach

Former Black Bears hockey player and current assistant coach Ben Guite joined Jim Churchill, Jeff Solari and Sterling Pingree to preview Maine’s series this weekend at Colgate.   Catch The Drive, weekdays 4pm to 6pm on 92.9fm The Ticket and streaming live at Follow us on Twitter, @DriveShowMaine and …

Sterling Pingree

The Drive
3:30 pm Thursday, October 27, 2016


Getting angry, baby? Braving a fresh encounter with Albee’s ‘Virginia Woolf’

  I was disappointed last April when New Surry Theater in Blue Hill pulled the plug on its entire production of “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” at the last minute, due to the serious illness of a cast member. I completely understood, of course, that sometimes the show simply cannot …

Meg Haskell

Living it Forward
3:10 pm Thursday, October 27, 2016


Yes on Four: Enough about “wealthy waiters,” we need to talk about poverty

I’m tired of hearing folks talk about the workers serving high end food in Portland’s upscale restaurants as if they were the primary group of people that will be affected if Question Four passes on Election Day. They’re not. If Question Four passes, by 2020, Maine’s primary minimum wage will …

Rob Korobkin

From Below and to the Left
2:58 pm Thursday, October 27, 2016


The most successful female inventor you’ve never heard of is from Maine

That’s when Helen moved to Boston, with no formal mechanical training, and embarked on her career as the 19th century’s most successful female inventor.

Troy R. Bennett

BDN Portland
2:46 pm Thursday, October 27, 2016


When you should swerve when there is an animal in the road

Turns out there is only one time when motorists are advised to swerve.

Sarah Cottrell

Housewife Plus
2:26 pm Thursday, October 27, 2016


5 Things To Do This Weekend, Oct. 28-31: Now with 100 percent more scary!

1. IT’S MY FAVORITE WEEKEND OF THE YEAR! Anyone that’s read my blog over the years knows my obsession with Halloween. We’ll get to a full roundup of events this weekend and on Monday (actual Halloween) in a moment — for now, let’s start with your usual Bangor events lineup. …

Emily Burnham

Culture Shock
12:14 pm Thursday, October 27, 2016


The 2016-17 winter forecast: More snow

Winter is almost here and there has been quite the buzz about the expectation for this upcoming season.  We’re feeling very confident the upcoming winter will be colder and snowier than last winter, but that isn’t saying too much.  Between December 1st 2015 and February 28th 2016, Portland averaged a …

Charlie Lopresti

Check in with Charlie
12:06 pm Thursday, October 27, 2016


The restaurant owner who’s ditching tips says she’s already lost servers over new policy

Cara Stadler says she just wants to do the right thing. On Tuesday, the owner of Portland’s Bao Bao Dumpling House and Tao Yuan in Brunswick announced her plan to jettison tips, pay all servers $15 an hour and tack on an 18 percent surcharge on checks. “Tips is such an …

Kathleen Pierce

Urban Eye
12:00 pm Thursday, October 27, 2016


Living in Maine: A Love Story

I have a confession to make:  I am not a lifelong Mainer, I am “from away.”  I am originally from the far off state of Vermont.  (No, it is not part of Canada.)  Aside from this regrettable transgression on your sensabilities, I have been a  Mainer for the past 22 …

Joy Hayes

Journey of Joy
11:10 am Thursday, October 27, 2016


For us, deer season is a reunion in the woods

Before first light on Saturday morning, thousands of Mainers will roll out of bed, gather up their gear, and head for the woods, where yet another epic opening day of deer season awaits. At least, that’s the plan. It might be snowy, or wet, or windy, or cold. And it …

John Holyoke

Out There
11:05 am Thursday, October 27, 2016