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Sports

Scott Lauber ESPNBoston.com on Sox vs Twins, Kimbrel’s usage and the Red Sox clubhouse

Scott Lauber of ESPNBoston.com joined Aaron Jackson and Mark Paulette to discuss reports of disagreement among the Red Sox coaching staff, the usage of Craig Kimbrel and more. Scott previews the Red Sox 4 game series this week with the Minnesota Twins and the multitudes of moves that the Sox …

Sterling Pingree

The Drive
1:18 pm Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Outdoors

1-minute hike: Kittredge Brook Forest in Bar Harbor

Difficulty: Easy. The 2 miles of trails in the preserve travel over fairly gentle terrain with a few gradual slopes. Expect a few sections of narrow bog bridges and exposed tree roots that can make footing tricky. How to get there: The main parking area for the preserve is behind …

Aislinn Sarnacki

Act Out with Aislinn
11:59 am Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Politics

Problems with Trumpcare start with its meanness

There is meanness in what Trumpcare would do to people’s health, but it will also damage the economy and people’s dreams.

Amy Fried

Pollways
10:26 am Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Food

Grain Bowl Beats Cornflakes for Breakfast

Of all the we meals eat, more people tolerate, even desire, repetition at breakfast than for any other meal. My dad ate a bowl of instant oatmeal every day of his working life with milk and sugar on it and a cup of instant coffee to go with it. I …

Sandy Oliver

Taste Buds
9:22 am Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Outdoors

1-minute hike: Kittredge Brook Forest in Bar Harbor

Difficulty: Easy. The 2 miles of trails in the preserve travel over fairly gentle terrain with a few gradual slopes. Expect a few sections of narrow bog bridges and exposed tree roots that can make footing tricky. How to get there: The main parking area for the preserve is behind …

Aislinn Sarnacki

Act Out with Aislinn
8:51 am Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Opinion

Return to Trump Country, Part 2

It was raining heavily the morning I drove into Johnstown, Pennsylvania, which gave me pause as I drove down the steep gorge where, 128 years ago, 20 million tons of water breached the South Fork dam, gathered force as it surged 14 miles down Little Conemaugh Creek, and hit the …

James G. Blaine

Perspectives
8:47 am Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Health

To Root and To Rise: Accepting Brain Injury

A brain injury changed Carole Starr’s life forever. She learned to accept it, but not easily. In this podcast, she talks about her new book To Root & To Rise.

Diane Atwood

Catching Health
8:18 am Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Politics

LePage: ‘I believe we’re going to shut down Friday night’

Gov. Paul LePage said Tuesday it’s worth putting state government into a shutdown to ensure that the two-year state budget lawmakers are struggling to pass won’t harm Maine’s economy for the next decade. LePage, speaking during a radio interview on WVOM, accused Democrats of backing measures that will “do damage” …

Christopher Cousins

State & Capitol
8:15 am Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Do kids hate going outside these days? Really?

Do kids hate going outside these days? No, but we might be setting them up so it looks that way. Here are three questions to ask yourself.

Cherie Galyean

The Scraped-Up Kid
7:33 am Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Sports

Does dieting or fitness trackers work better for weight loss

It’s a growing trend in weight loss to give up monitoring food and counting calories in favor of technology. Wearable devices that track physical activity, heart rate, sleep patterns and more are used to lose weight. The question is, “does it work?” In a one word answer – No. One …

Jackie Conn

See You Lighter
6:23 am Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Deer feeding ban extended from June 1 to December 15.

The legislature extended the ban on deer feeding, while rejecting a bill to allow hunters to bait deer. And don’t worry, the deer won’t starve because of these actions. LD 767, sponsored by Representative Lance Harvell of Farmington, extended the prohibition on deer feeding. The bill was enacted and signed …

George Smith

George's Outdoor News
5:00 am Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Sports

Jackson 5: What the Celtics do now

By Aaron Jackson Before this year’s NBA Draft, the prevailing thought was that we would know Boston’s game plan after the picks were made. Very few thought that somehow Danny Ainge could actually somehow muddy the waters even more, but he found a way by trading away the #1 overall …

Sterling Pingree

The Drive
4:18 am Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Business

Investing For Beginners

One of the most efficient ways to increase your wealth and allow your money to grow over time is by investing. Although there is a bit of risk involved with investing, it can prove to pay off by educating yourself on how and where to invest your money. Here are …

Adam Richards

Opportunity Knocks
12:57 am Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Portland

We’re going to need a bigger paddle boat

It’s that time of year again, when occasional great white shark sightings off Maine beaches make big headlines.

Seth Koenig

BDN Portland
6:54 pm Monday, June 26, 2017

Sports

How to set up a home gym without spending a small fortune

If you’re reading this blog, most likely, you are looking for a way to integrate healthy food, eating habits, and exercise into a busy schedule.  Maybe you have a full-time job that takes a lot of your time and energy.  Maybe you have kids with busy schedules.  Maybe you’re trying …

Catherine Hall

Food and Fitness for the Rest of Us
5:23 pm Monday, June 26, 2017

Health

Come to the Bangor Nar-Anon on Thursday evenings. You will be welcome.

Every Thursday at 6 p.m. a group gathers in the St. Francis Conference Room at 294 Center Street , on St. Joseph Healthcare’s  Bangor campus. The members come together for the same reason — with hope and intent to help others as they help themselves. This group of incredible people are …

Amy Kenney

#HealthyRegion
5:10 pm Monday, June 26, 2017

Sports

Derba has the right stuff to make UMaine baseball a consistent contender

The University of Maine’s search for a head baseball coach culminated on Friday with the announcement that Nick Derba would continue to lead the program. Derba, who since December had served as the interim head coach, reportedly was selected from among a large pool of more than 100 applicants that included …

Pete Warner

Extra Points
3:47 pm Monday, June 26, 2017

Bangor

Brantley Gilbert set for September concert at Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion in Bangor

Country artist Brantley Gilbert has been added to the summer lineup at the Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion. Gilbert will perform on Friday, Sept. 8, with guests Tyler Farr and Luke Combs. Tickets go on sale via Ticketmaster on Friday, June 30. Gilbert has released two platinum-selling albums of country rock, including …

Emily Burnham

Culture Shock
1:56 pm Monday, June 26, 2017

Seniors

Making peace with the silence that death brings

  My son-in-law Daryl and I were in my late husband’s woodworking shop on a recent evening doing a little project. Well, Daryl was doing the project — I was supervising and my stepdaughter was getting dinner. Daryl was making a brace to stabilize my dogs’ portable exercise pen I …

Julie Harris

When Life Gives You Curves
1:37 pm Monday, June 26, 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
10:56 am Monday, June 26, 2017

Portland

This Portland train station was demolished to make room for a strip mall

There’s still two remnants of Union Station you can see in Portland today. Part of the train shed made its was to Thompson’s Point. What’s left of the old clock sits in a glass case in Congress Square.

Troy R. Bennett

BDN Portland
10:30 am Monday, June 26, 2017