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Sports

Bruce Cassidy and Bruins sun dance kids

By Matthew Cunha Bruce Cassidy was officially named the 28th head coach of the Boston Bruins on Wednesday morning. Cassidy lead the Bruins to an 18-8-1 record during the regular season and their first playoff berth in 3 years. Finally, there is sense of optimism surrounding around the Boston Bruins. …

Sterling Pingree

The Drive
4:04 am Thursday, April 27, 2017

Business

Ways to analyze and improve the online footprint for small businesses

Customers are turning to the Internet in droves to shop and, just as importantly, to research businesses. Over 90% of customers have searched online to find a local business at least once in the last year. So, the question becomes, is your business’ online footprint good enough that it turned …

Adam Richards

Opportunity Knocks
1:52 am Thursday, April 27, 2017

Event

New music including The War On Drugs, Waxahatchee, MØ and The New Pornographers on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

I debuted new tracks from The Courtneys, Sylvan Esso and Mew on the show this week, while the retro alternative set looked back to the mid-2000s for a set of blog house (blog haus?) classics.

Travis Gass

West of The Fields
8:57 pm Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Opinion

There’s a certified 5K this weekend raising awareness of sexual violence

It’s in Waterville at Thomas college, it’s U.S. Track and Field certified, and there’s still time to sign up!

Patricia Callahan

Mainely Thoughts
8:26 pm Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Family

Doggie Daycare..Money Well Spent.

I haven’t had a dog of my own since Hallee was very small.  With a special needs child, a new baby and then living in an apartment that didn’t allow dogs, it just wasn’t in the picture for us.  Not to mention I was dirt poor back then and knew that …

Allyson Sorenson

More Bang(or) for your Buck
7:33 pm Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Portland

Vacationland’s perfect labor storm

Good evening from the BDN Portland office on Congress Street. Tonight trouble is brewing in the hospitality industry; a new food truck fleet is out; and Trump may give the Maine’s national monument another look. What we’re talking about A labor crisis in the vacation industry — As the summer …

Jake Bleiberg

BDN Portland
6:12 pm Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Bangor

The Fight for Lyme is All Around Us

If you’ll remember, a few posts ago I wrote about the amazing work that Paula Jackson Jones and Angele Rice are doing at the Midcoast Lyme Disease Support & Education; a Lyme disease awareness organization here in Maine. Their endless capacity to continue to show support and spread awareness is …

Hannah Barry

The Lyme Life
4:17 pm Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Politics

Are Trump supporters getting their money’s worth?

As President Trump’s 100th day in office approaches, I can’t help but wonder how his supporters feel about the success rate Trump has tallied up thus far. While the Trump campaign’s key agenda items such as immigration reform, border security enhancement and the repeal of The Affordable Care Act have …

John Floyd

The Right Way
2:04 pm Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Outdoors

Gorgeous Georges, A Most Excellent River

The English explorer Captain George Weymouth sort of named the Saint George River after himself, don’t you think? When the original Curious George sailed the good ship Archangel from Monhegan to Muscongus Bay and up the river in 1605, he pronounced it “a most excellent river” and named it for …

Nick Mills

The Virtual Angler
1:25 pm Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Sports

Nomadic Brewer baseball teams cope with soggy Heddericg outfield

It’s been a nomadic start to the high school baseball season for the Brewer Witches. Because of water drainage issues with its Heddericg Field outfield, coach Dana Corey’s club will play its first three home games on three different fields in the area — all away from home. Brewer opened its …

Ernie Clark

Extra Bases
1:24 pm Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Sports

Cedric Maxwell previews Celtics-Bulls game 5 and discusses Rondo’s injury

The Celtics lost two games at home to start their round one series with Chicago. After Rajon Rondo went down with a broken thumb, Boston swept two games in the Windy City. To try to make sense of this wild series, Jim Churchill and Aaron Jackson welcomed in Celtics legend …

Sterling Pingree

The Drive
1:05 pm Wednesday, April 26, 2017

State

How much does a divorce lawyer actually cost?

If you’re considering getting a divorce you may be wondering about the cost. Dear Liz has an answer for that!

Sarah Cottrell

Dear Liz
11:53 am Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Food

Watch this James Beard Award-winning short film about Waldo County restaurant The Lost Kitchen

The Media Awards element of the 2017 James Beard Awards — the Oscars of the U.S. food world — were awarded last night, in a ceremony separate from the restaurant awarded to be given out next month. While only two Maine restaurants and breweries made it into the final rounds …

Emily Burnham

The Daily Simmer
11:51 am Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Food

Is it comedy yet? And fluffy salt cod fritters

Brief recollections of writing comedy scripts for serious corporate clients… and a great fluffy cod fritter recipe!

Ned White

Journeys Over a Hot Stove
11:34 am Wednesday, April 26, 2017

More money for Maine schools won’t fix a broken system

Since the passage of Question 2 on last November’s ballot, the debate over it has centered around the question of taxes. Does Maine want to have, depending on how you count it, the highest or second highest income tax rate in the country? Is that what Maine people voted for, …

Matthew Gagnon

Pine Tree Politics
11:33 am Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Food

Gettysburg Burning

Why was Gettysburg burning? Had Confederate Brig. Gen. John McCausland burned the town down as effectively as he did nearby Chambersburg in late July 1864? Not quite. Smoke still wisped amidst the now ashen undergrowth as I stepped onto the summit of Little Round Top on Wednesday, April 12. Brilliant redbud …

Brian Swartz

Maine at War
9:15 am Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Politics

What’s driving the push to change Maine’s petition law

The Maine Legislature started a quiet push on Tuesday to put a constitutional amendment on the 2017 ballot that could rein in the state’s increasingly used — and some say abused — citizen initiative process. It always promised to be one of the big issues facing lawmakers after an election …

Michael Shepherd

State & Capitol
8:58 am Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Opinion

Watching Venezuela

Watching Venezuela disintegrate, I remember a man who many years ago predicted the demise of his country. Ivan Maldonado, who as a high school student in the late 1920s was charged with plotting to overthrow Venezuela’s dictator, sentenced to a chain gang, and later sent into exile – put aboard …

James G. Blaine

Perspectives
8:42 am Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Health

What’s more dangerous, tanning sprays or tanning beds?

Tanning beds are risky, but what about tanning sprays? Pathologist Dr. Katy Linskey gives us the answer.

Diane Atwood

Catching Health
6:00 am Wednesday, April 26, 2017

A Kiwi walk and eel fishing

  It finally stopped raining long enough this past weekend so Kiwi and I could get out for a walk early one morning..I figured the upper end of The Rail Trail would be a good choice as most of our normal hiking paths were sure to be very mucky.. Not …

bayman

Maine Matters
5:34 am Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Politics

LePage tries to steal your land

Not content with taking food away from hungry kids or health care away from the sick and the elderly, Gov. Paul LePage has now set his sights on taking public lands away from everyone.

David Farmer

David Farmer
5:30 am Wednesday, April 26, 2017

You’ll continue to be nickeled and dimed to hunt in Maine

My second attempt to create an affordable comprehensive hunting license crashed at the legislature yesterday after the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife opposed it. Although it has not yet been scheduled for a work session by the legislature’s IFW Committee, it is very unlikely to win the committee’s support. …

George Smith

George's Outdoor News
5:00 am Wednesday, April 26, 2017