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Joe Harasymiak on Pro Day

University of Maine football coach Joe Harasymiak joined Downtown to discuss the team’s Pro Day with Rich Kimball and Bruce Pratt. Harasymiak also talked about the CAA All-Academic Team, which included nineteen Black Bears, and let us in on the change in the opening game schedule, that will now see …

Rich Kimball

Downtown with Rich Kimball
6:59 pm Friday, March 24, 2017

Outdoors

April Fool’s Day and the end of the year!

During the Middle Ages New Year’s Day was celebrated on March 25 in most European cities and towns as it way near the Vernal Equinox.  Often the celebration lasted a week, and the last day was a day of pranks and jokes which today we observe as April Fool’s Day. …

Shawn Laatsch

Eye on Maine Skies!
6:55 pm Friday, March 24, 2017

Portland

The latest Long Creek controversy

Tonight, House leaders called off a vote on the health care plan; the head of Long Creek was placed on leave; and strange white stuff appears to be falling from the sky.

Dan MacLeod

BDN Portland
6:45 pm Friday, March 24, 2017

Opinion

America’s other Football, Nationalism, and the Dilemma of Importing Human Capital

The recent Bangor Daily News article “Slower visa approval could worsen Maine’s doctor shortage” made me think about the dilemma of importing foreign talent to solve a local problem, something very similar to what happened when the U.S. Soccer Federation hired the German footballer Jurgen Klinsmann to steer U.S. soccer …

Stefano Tijerina

The Glocal
3:05 pm Friday, March 24, 2017

Portland

Are you viewing your life through the lens of a phone? Here is how to stop.

A couple of times an hour, I found myself drawn to the glowing face of my iPhone. As a stay-at-home parent, my cell phone was my lifeline to the outside world.  Text from friends or family, interesting post in one of the many mommy groups I follow, or breaking news …

Hailee Morin

Maine Mommy Musings
2:55 pm Friday, March 24, 2017

Business

Regional Broadband Approaches: Achieving Scale with Community Networks

By Trevor Jones, OTT Communications More and more, communities are considering the possibility of building publicly-owned broadband infrastructure.  In the process, some are finding that regional broadband approaches offer economies of scale and other benefits. It can be difficult for multiple communities to work together while competing for resources and economic …

Peggy Schaffer

Maine Broadband Coalition
12:54 pm Friday, March 24, 2017

Aroostook

Aroostook Outdoor News: 3.24.17 edition

  In this edition: 1) An #XCSki #EasterEggHunt in #Caribou. 2) The annual #SportsmansShow in #PresqueIsle. 3) #AlpineSki and #NordicSki events in #FortKent and #Houlton. Plus lots more! #AroostookThing #Aroostook #AroostookCounty #TheCounty #NorthernMaine #offugo… Events: Saturday, March 25-Sunday, March 26 Presque Isle Fish and Game Club Sportsman’s Show, Presque Isle. …

Mark Shea

offugo...
12:54 pm Friday, March 24, 2017

Food

Taste of India in downtown Bangor to reopen on Friday, after renovations

Taste of India, the 25-year-old Indian restaurant on Main Street in downtown Bangor, has undergone extensive renovations, and after two months closed will reopen with a new look, new menu, and brand new cocktail bar. Owner Shri Kant said the new Taste of India would feature all of the same …

Emily Burnham

The Daily Simmer
10:57 am Friday, March 24, 2017

Politics

After shunning it for 10 years, key Maine panel backs REAL ID compliance

Maine took a key step toward complying with a federal identification program that it has shunned for a decade over privacy concerns on Friday, when a legislative committee voted to endorse it with an opt-out provision for individuals. The vote in the Legislature’s Transportation Committee backed a bill that would repeal a …

Michael Shepherd

State & Capitol
10:48 am Friday, March 24, 2017

State

Is hiding assets during divorce legal?

Dear Liz, My cheap rat of a husband “gave away” his stuff to his best friend so that I can’t “get my dirty hands on it” as he put it. Is this legal? – Angry Wife

Sarah Cottrell

Dear Liz
9:47 am Friday, March 24, 2017

Bangor

Love does not work like the movies

When you grow up in an unhealthy family, what you learn most is what not to do, who you don’t want to be, and how you don’t want to relate to people you love. Maybe you don’t remember: You made a promise to yourself as a child. You said things …

Jim LaPierre

Recovery Rocks
8:41 am Friday, March 24, 2017

Politics

Former Bangor state rep accused of illegal lobbying

Good morning from Augusta, where a Republican representative has called for a Maine Ethics Commission investigation of a former Democratic colleague for allegedly breaking rules that apply to State House lobbyists. Rep. Sheldon Hanington, R-Lincoln, made the request for an investigation into former Rep. Adam Goode, D-Bangor, in a letter …

Christopher Cousins

State & Capitol
8:40 am Friday, March 24, 2017

Seniors

Got stress? 7 things you may not know about it

There’s a lot of research about how chronic stress is bad for our hearts, brains and emotional health, contributes to obesity, and even shortens our lives because it accelerates the aging process. The physiological response to stress goes like this: When confronted with danger (like when our forebears encountered a …

Roxanne Jones

Boomer Haiku
8:15 am Friday, March 24, 2017

Seniors

Filling your “joy bucket” will help you change bad habits

Changing bad habits can cause feelings of deprivation and loss. These feelings need to be offset by deliberately finding sources of daily joy.

Barbara Groth

Healthier You
7:00 am Friday, March 24, 2017

Seniors

Filling your “joy bucket” will help you change bad habits

Changing bad habits can cause feelings of deprivation and loss. These feelings need to be offset by deliberately finding sources of daily joy.

Barbara Groth

Healthier You
7:00 am Friday, March 24, 2017

Health

What all women need to know about gynecologic cancers

When my friend Jan found out she had fallopian tube cancer, she was shocked. It happens to many women with GYN cancer. They can be difficult to detect early on.

Diane Atwood

Catching Health
6:00 am Friday, March 24, 2017

Health

What all women need to know about gynecologic cancers

When Jan Willis was diagnosed with fallopian tube cancer, she was shocked. It’s that way with most gynecologic cancers. They can be difficult to pick up early.

Diane Atwood

Catching Health
6:00 am Friday, March 24, 2017

Politics

It’s time someone took a stand against all this ‘free government money’

Washington borrowed over $1,800 for every American man, woman, and child to pay for its profligate spending. In a single year.

Michael Cianchette

He Said It Right
5:59 am Friday, March 24, 2017

Opinion

Tearing everything down does not Make America Great Again.

Most newly elected Presidents  have at least two things in common.  First, regardless of the size and voter structure of their election, they have attempted to depict themselves as the President of all the American people.   Even Lincoln did it. Second, when the campaign rhetoric is over they have …

Robert Lenna

Take a Breath
5:29 am Friday, March 24, 2017

Spey Daze

The alarm goes off at midnight and I hop out of bed. Quickly dressing in the clothes that are lying at the foot of my bed. I jump into my truck, thankful I packed it the night before. After shaking out the cobwebs, the eight hour drive for steel begins. …

Kevin McKay

McKay's Fishing Adventures
5:10 am Friday, March 24, 2017