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Considering a Career Change? 5 Things To Go Over First

It’s hard to conceptualize a change in your life as big as the move to a new career. While there are many people who do this every year, it’s hard to see exactly how it will affect your life. Before you make the leap to a new career, take some …

Adam Richards

Opportunity Knocks
6:05 pm Tuesday, May 23, 2017


Cheaper Alternatives to Conventional Problems

It seems that pennies have to be pinched harder than ever these days, with healthcare being no exception. While sitting back and waiting for the government to fix things is probably not going to bear fruit, there are a few ways to reduce the amount you’ll have to spend on …

Adam Richards

Opportunity Knocks
5:57 pm Tuesday, May 23, 2017



Good evening from the BDN Portland office on Congress Street. Tonight the state supreme court rules ranked-choice voting unconstitutional; a judge has ordered local media to hand over recordings related to the Sanborn murder case; and we’re frying crabs. What we’re talking about Ranked-choice voting unconstitutional — Maine’s supreme court …

Jake Bleiberg

BDN Portland
5:54 pm Tuesday, May 23, 2017


WPA Cemetery Plans Online!

As Memorial Day approaches, visions of cemeteries dance through our heads (or at least in mine, as I find more ancestors to bring flowers to…). Many Maine cemeteries have plans originally created courtesy of the Works Progress Administration, which reside at the Maine State Archives. Thanks to that staff and …

Emily Schroeder

Emily's Genealogy Blog
3:39 pm Tuesday, May 23, 2017


Treating addiction with marijuana isn’t that controversial

My attitude is whatever it takes to keep these folks from showing up in body bags at the chief medical examiner’s office.

Patricia Callahan

Mainely Thoughts
3:35 pm Tuesday, May 23, 2017


Oceanside softball coach teaches life lessons in both jobs

Oceanside High School softball coach Rusty Worcester has been a corrections officer for 34 years. He has worked his way up to assistant director of the Bolduc Correctional Facility in Warren. Worcester is in his 17th season as the softball coach at Georges Valley and now Oceanside, the result of a 2012 …

Pete Warner

Extra Bases
2:06 pm Tuesday, May 23, 2017


Salads with Sauteed Radishes

Sometimes being a single parent means accepting that I am imperfect, that the ability to teleport doesn’t exist and that it has to be okay that I cannot do everything. I received a loud and clear reminder of that last week. It was impossible to mistake. My son’s final middle …

Sarah Walker Caron

Maine Course
1:55 pm Tuesday, May 23, 2017


Can I keep my married name if I get divorced?

Are you stuck with your maiden name or can you choose a new one? Can you keep your married name or will you be forced to change your name? Dear Liz has the answers.

Sarah Cottrell

Dear Liz
12:36 pm Tuesday, May 23, 2017


1-minute hike: Acadia Mountain in Acadia National Park

Difficulty: Moderate. Hiking to the summit and back is 2 miles, or you can create a loop hike by continuing past the summit and turning onto the Man O’ War Road for a 3.2-mile hike. Regardless of the route you take, expect a few steep sections of trail that include …

Aislinn Sarnacki

Act Out with Aislinn
12:36 pm Tuesday, May 23, 2017


1-minute hike: Acadia Mountain in Acadia National Park

Difficulty: Moderate. There are a few different hiking routes that will bring you to the summit of Acadia Mountain. Hiking to the summit and back is 2 miles, or you can create a loop hike by continuing past the summit and turning onto the Man O’ War Road for a …

Aislinn Sarnacki

Act Out with Aislinn
12:36 pm Tuesday, May 23, 2017


Pitching depth a key element of ‘A’ North race

The race for Class A North baseball supremacy this spring has been marked by a depth of quality pitching. Whether the tandem is Peter Kemble and Nick Cowperthwaite of Bangor, Jack Corey and Alex Stevens of Brewer, Alex McKenney and Casey Sudbeck of Hampden Academy or Jarod Norcross Plourde and …

Ernie Clark

Extra Bases
11:52 am Tuesday, May 23, 2017


Bangor’s newest coffee shop Wicked Brew opens on Park Street

You almost have to pause for a moment when you step through the door at 173 Park Street. You’ve exited the streets of Bangor and found yourself somewhere far away, where you can slow down, perhaps curl up with a coffee and good book and just take a moment to …

Sarah Walker Caron

The Daily Simmer
11:31 am Tuesday, May 23, 2017


Former Penobscot Theatre actor among drag queens that performed with Katy Perry on SNL

Eagle-eyed fans of performances at the Penobscot Theatre Company may have noticed a former actor with the company among the crowd of drag queens that performed with pop star Katy Perry on “Saturday Night Live” last weekend. Jesse Havea has been seen in several PTC productions, including “A Christmas Carol” …

Emily Burnham

Culture Shock
11:19 am Tuesday, May 23, 2017


On Manchester

My heart bleeds for those people who, finding refuge in music, were killed and maimed. My mind immediately goes to our beautiful, excitable little girl who is a huge fan of pop music generally. She easily could have been one of the kids who died, had it taken place in …

Alex Steed

10:52 am Tuesday, May 23, 2017


Asparagus and Smoked Salmon: What a Pair

Asparagus springs up daily in the garden this time of year, as welcome a sight as any I can think of. We indulge in it now while we can and while I never weary of plain asparagus lightly sautéed in olive oil, or roasted in the oven, or steamed and …

Sandy Oliver

Taste Buds
9:30 am Tuesday, May 23, 2017


LePage doesn’t like newspapers. But he vetoed a bill hurting newspapers

Good morning from Augusta, where a heavier flow of bills moving to the floors of the legislative chambers means more vetoes from the all-time champion in that statistic, Gov. Paul LePage. The House of Representatives will vote on whether to override another five vetoes today, including one of a bill …

Michael Shepherd

State & Capitol
8:47 am Tuesday, May 23, 2017


9 ways why summer supports your weight related goals

We had a little taste of summer heat last week and if you’re like me it left you saying, “give me more.” I love summer for a lot of reasons including longer days and the warm weather. Summer presents some unique challenges to losing weight. Things like excessive heat and …

Jackie Conn

See You Lighter
7:10 am Tuesday, May 23, 2017


Sleepless in Saco, a trio of coffee shops open this summer

Can she do for Saco what she did for Knightville? “There is nobody like us around here. We want to become a destination,” says Jeannie Dunnigan, the rollerskating owner of Cia in South Portland who is opening a second cafe in downtown Saco in June. The energetic entrepreneur and her …

Kathleen Pierce

Urban Eye
6:09 am Tuesday, May 23, 2017


How the town of Gorham intends to become the happiest, healthiest community in Maine

The happiest, healthiest town in Maine? That’s what’s in the works for Gorham. Learn how the initiative got started and how the town hopes to reach its goal.

Diane Atwood

Catching Health
6:00 am Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Lots of killed bills this session, from Spearfishing to Sunday hunting

As usual, most of the nearly 2000 bills introduced this legislative session have been killed or will be soon, including lots of fish and wildlife bills. Here are some of the more interesting bills that got nowhere. All the Sunday hunting bills failed. One of the more interesting would have …

George Smith

George's Outdoor News
5:00 am Tuesday, May 23, 2017


Jackson 5: Why you shouldn’t panic about the Red Sox

By Aaron Jackson   With the Red Sox floating at or around .500 on the season, fans and players are starting to get a little antsy to see their team perform up to the potential most believe exists. While some writers and fans have begun calling for John Farrell’s head, …

Sterling Pingree

The Drive
4:38 am Tuesday, May 23, 2017


A Jewish Take on the Confederate Statue Removals

I can imagine what seeing images of the Confederacy embraced and exalted by individuals and communities might feel like to someone who does have enslavement in their family history.

Courtney Naliboff

The Frozen Chosen
9:06 pm Monday, May 22, 2017