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Politics

An Allagash White-fueled evening with Paul LePage

Good morning from Augusta, where our editor has asked for a “gonzo mood piece” in your Daily Brief, based on our experience having Gov. Paul LePage pour us beers last night at The Quarry Tap Room. We wouldn’t dare try to emulate the great Hunter S. Thompson nor do anywhere …

Christopher Cousins

State & Capitol
8:56 am Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Bangor

Addiction in the family: Education and Support

Please mark your calendars for this local event. It’s free of charge and is a stakeholder meeting to develop greater support for families and friends who have loved ones in active addiction or early recovery:   Wednesday, May 3, 5:30-7:00 PM The BARN (Bangor Area Recovery Network) 142 Center Street, Brewer, Maine …

Jim LaPierre

Recovery Rocks
8:31 am Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Seniors

Twenty-two signs I am not aging as gracefully as I’d like

I was hoping for “distinguished,” but am lurching toward “extinguished.”

John Branning

Facts Optional
7:00 am Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Seniors

Twenty-two signs I am not aging as gracefully as I’d like

I was hoping for “distinguished,” but am lurching toward “extinguished.”

John Branning

Facts Optional
7:00 am Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Sports

How do you know if you’re eating enough

I am writing about how to know if you’re eating enough in this blog, and oddly some people believe you will gain weight if you don’t eat enough. That is the starvation mode myth and it’s crazy. If that were true then how did Mahatma Gandhi, the man from India, famous …

Jackie Conn

See You Lighter
6:10 am Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Portland

Maine Brew Bus bought out its competition

Prices will stay the same, but you won’t be able to drink on the bus.

Kathleen Pierce

Urban Eye
6:00 am Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Health

Pushing some weight around. You’ll be grateful for the inspiration

This week in my discomfort zone, I’m pushing my limits as I lift and push a lot of weight. Come along for the workout. Maybe you’ll be inspired to push some limits, too.

Diane Atwood

Catching Health
6:00 am Tuesday, March 28, 2017

No need to study fish hatcheries, says legislature and DIF&W

I didn’t catch much with my bill to create a Hatchery Commission. The legislature’s Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Committee gave the bill a unanimous ought-not-to-pass vote, although they did direct DIF&W to report back to them on what the agency has accomplished of the recommendations issued in 2004 by another …

George Smith

George's Outdoor News
5:00 am Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Sports

Jackson 5: Would you eat that? Ballpark food edition

By Aaron Jackson   Are you ready to play America’s favorite game show? Without further ado, it’s time for Would. You. Eat THAT!   #1. Offered up at Kansas City Royals games this season it’s the Sunrise Dog. Featuring a hot dog, topped with bacon, cheddar cheese and white sausage …

Sterling Pingree

The Drive
4:11 am Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Portland

Long Creek superintendent resigns

Good evening from the BDN Portland office on Congress Street. Tonight: Charles Dickens’ awkward Portland visit; slow down on I-295; and the cat-lover who helped elect Trump. What we’re talking about JUST IN: Jeff Merrill II has stepped down from his position as superintendent of Long Creek Youth Development Center, …

Dan MacLeod

BDN Portland
6:45 pm Monday, March 27, 2017

Portland

Long Creek superintendent resigns

Good evening from the BDN Portland office on Congress Street. Tonight: Charles Dickens’ awkward Portland visit; slow down on I-295; and the cat-lover who helped elect Trump. What we’re talking about JUST IN: Jeffery Merrill II has stepped down from his position as superintendent of Long Creek Youth Development Center, …

Dan MacLeod

BDN Portland
6:45 pm Monday, March 27, 2017

Bangor

T Minus 4 days until Maine gets magnetized

The “before” to my Before & After posts on the 2017 Magnetize Maine Summit. After I published my post about Two Feet Brewing, I got a Facebook message from Ami, a member of Fusion Bangor. She had heard of my blog at a Fusion meeting and reached out to me. …

Rebecca Reisman

Company in the Dooryard
4:36 pm Monday, March 27, 2017

Sports

Still waiting for the stinkin’ menu calorie label law

I’ve been maintaining a 40-pound (-/+) weight loss for roughly 25 years. I maintain my loss by making a conscious effort to get some physical activity everyday and by monitoring what I eat. It’s important for me to have at least a fairly accurate estimate of how many calories I …

Jackie Conn

See You Lighter
2:28 pm Monday, March 27, 2017

Outdoors

Photo from the past: Salmon sunrise

Earlier today, sleet was falling sideways in downtown Bangor. Right now, it’s snowing like crazy. And despite what Mother Nature says, it’s officially springtime. Not only that, on Saturday — April 1 — we’ll mark the traditional opening day of open water fishing season here in Maine. To mark the impending …

John Holyoke

Out There
1:39 pm Monday, March 27, 2017

Seniors

A mounted pheasant and the entanglements of grief

It hangs on the wall of a garage belonging to dear friends Ann and John. The beautiful cock pheasant is forever poised in flight as if it were banking toward the woods, a testament to a fun day and the fulfillment of one of my husband’s wishes. My husband Jim, …

Julie Harris

When Life Gives You Curves
12:54 pm Monday, March 27, 2017

Food

Wanderlunch, new food truck, now open in parking lot of former Bangor Kmart

Motorists around the Bangor Mall area last week may have noticed a new addition to Hogan Road — a new food truck has set up shop in the parking lot of the recently closed Kmart. Wanderlunch, owned and operated by Old Town resident Tim Taylor, began serving up lobster rolls, …

Emily Burnham

The Daily Simmer
11:43 am Monday, March 27, 2017

State

How do I delicately tell my wife that she is fat?

Man wants to know how to tell his wife that she is fat, Dear Liz issues blunt response.

Sarah Cottrell

Dear Liz
11:22 am Monday, March 27, 2017

Food

“S”-sential Maple Syrup Salad Dressing

March is prime maple-syrup making time. This past Sunday was the annual 2017 Maine Maple Syrup Sunday observed with open-sugarhouses, samples, demonstrations of making maple syrup, and sugar-bush tours. And even though Vermont’s middle name is Maple Syrup, still Maine produces quite a lot of syrup and maple sugar products …

Sandy Oliver

Taste Buds
11:16 am Monday, March 27, 2017

Sports

These 10 rule changes could improve high school basketball in Maine

After watching another year of high school basketball, I believe the following rule changes would be beneficial for players, coaches, officials, fans and the game. Having been a high school player, coach, official and fan, I am always looking for ways to give back to the game which gave me …

Bob Cimbollek

Off the Rim
10:57 am Monday, March 27, 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
10:55 am Monday, March 27, 2017

Politics

LePage: Republicans who bucked Trump on health care should ‘go home’

Good morning from Augusta, where Gov. Paul LePage is lining up with President Donald Trump and against many congressional Republicans after intra-party squabbling made leaders pull a proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act on Friday. The Republican governor was against the bill at its rollout early this …

Michael Shepherd

State & Capitol
8:53 am Monday, March 27, 2017

Aroostook

6 Ways to Find $3000+ in your Current Budget

Anyone who knows me well, knows that there are many things that drive me crazy.  However, one of my top ten pet peeves is the comment, “It’s only a dollar.”  That statement devalues your money.  It makes it easier to spend more and save less. I want to show you …

Kara Addington

Resourcefully Yours
8:47 am Monday, March 27, 2017