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Let’s stay on the path to prosperity

At the end of March, there were 20,976 unemployed people in our state. Want to guess the last time we saw that few Mainers looking for work? February. Of 1989. That was during the tenure of Maine’s last GOP governor, Jock McKernan. The corollary to that is true as well. …

Michael Cianchette

He Said It Right
5:30 am Friday, April 28, 2017

Can Maine Bring Back Lost Anglers?

I’ve been told that the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is undertaking a project to figure out how to get nonresident anglers who no longer come here to fish to return to Maine. I suggested that they check out an August 2011 study that includes recommendations to do just …

George Smith

George's Outdoor News
5:00 am Friday, April 28, 2017


Must See TV: Chris Sale is can’t miss viewing

By Sterling Pingree In the mid-90’s, NBC called their programming “Must See TV”. One could hardly argue if you just did a deep dive through these promos on YouTube as I did last night. They had monolithic shows like  Seinfeld, Friends and ER. NBC was where it was at in …

Sterling Pingree

The Drive
4:11 am Friday, April 28, 2017


Taking Care of Your Skin/Body — When Stress Wreaks Havoc On It

With summer just around the corner, you may want to protect your skin from the sun’s rays. But, what if some of your skin issues are coming from within? If you’re feeling more stressed that usual because of work and personal commitments, a lingering thought process or worry or something …

Adam Richards

Opportunity Knocks
3:26 am Friday, April 28, 2017


Whatever time zone we settle on, you still can’t bring dogs to these taprooms.

Good evening from the BDN Portland office on Congress Street. Tonight the state ethics commission eyes $4.2 million of questionable money; Maine considers ditching Daylight Saving Time; and we hear the sweet sound of a concertina. What we’re talking about The moneymen behind the York County casino push — Today …

Jake Bleiberg

BDN Portland
4:38 pm Thursday, April 27, 2017


This ‘ice carousel’ covered in snowmobiles may be the most quintessentially Maine thing ever recorded

Welcome to The County, where the engineering is sound and the beer is cold.

Samuel Shepherd

4:29 pm Thursday, April 27, 2017


Bucksport softball seeking another title run

There is one thing you can count on during the high school softball season: Bucksport High School challenging for a state championship. Coach Mike Carrier’s Golden Bucks have won four Class C North championships and three state titles over the last five years. Madison beat the Bucks 3-1 in last …

Larry Mahoney

Extra Bases
12:59 pm Thursday, April 27, 2017


5 Things To Do This Weekend, April 28-30: A little madness in the spring

1. My big daytime plans this weekend are to go out and purchase lots of flowers and hanging baskets and make the house look pretty. Where are your favorite greenhouses in the greater Bangor area? I know where I usually go, but I want to hear from you. On this …

Emily Burnham

Culture Shock
12:53 pm Thursday, April 27, 2017


From tasty water to the ‘lowest depths of misery,’ celebrities have mixed feelings on Maine

When famous people visit Vacationland, they don’t always leave happy. In 2012, Louis C.K. said that he was in the “lowest depths of misery” in Portland, Maine. Cat Stevens was detained for suspected terrorist activity in Bangor on a flight to England in 2004. (It just so happened to be …

Samuel Shepherd

12:23 pm Thursday, April 27, 2017


Salmon Burger with Lemon Dill Aioli

Burgers could possibly be one of the most supreme categories of food ever! As it rains and rains this week, I am anxiously awaiting the day that I can start up the grill for the first time this season. I have every intention of consuming more red meat this summer …

Bethany Mathieu

Sweet Potato Kitchen
11:56 am Thursday, April 27, 2017


Time for fighting’s over. Instead, let’s embrace Maine’s national monument

In not-too-unexpected news, it appears that President Donald Trump (with potential help from Maine Gov. Paul LePage) will take a second look at the formation of recent national monuments. The fear of some in Maine, though there’s no evidence that this is the case: Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument, …

John Holyoke

Out There
11:33 am Thursday, April 27, 2017


Maine high school named among top 10 in STEM high schools, top 20 overall

After contentiously being left out of the 2015 rankings and outside of the top ten in two categories in 2016, Maine School of Science and Mathematics (MSSM) came roaring back in this year’s U.S. News and World Report Best High School Rankings.

Samuel Shepherd

10:58 am Thursday, April 27, 2017


Two Portland breweries ban dogs in tasting rooms

As of May 1, beer lovers looking to wet their whistles at two of Portland’s hottest breweries have to leave Fido at home. Bissell Brothers and Rising Tide Brewing Company recently announced their tasting rooms are no longer dog friendly. Citing “scary dog interactions” and “months of incidents and observations” …

Kathleen Pierce

Urban Eye
10:24 am Thursday, April 27, 2017


The weight loss method that works better than any other way

For years, actually centuries people have been struggling to lose weight. In fact, it’s believed that the very first person to go on a diet happened to be a man and his approach seems rather masculine as well, He gave up food, and only ingested alcohol – yes, he invented the …

Jackie Conn

See You Lighter
10:10 am Thursday, April 27, 2017


What LePage hoped to achieve during his special time with Trump

Gov. Paul LePage wasn’t home on Wednesday because of a quick jaunt to Washington, D.C., to stand beside President Donald Trump at two news conferences. Maine’g governor also used the opportunity to bend administration ears on infrastructure and trade policy. It was a surprise trip that we only learned about …

Michael Shepherd

State & Capitol
8:46 am Thursday, April 27, 2017


Real Retirement

Many baby boomers are unprepared for the emotional pain they may feel as they end their careers and move into their post-employment phase of life. By seeking to avoid the pain, they miss out on developing critical skills for finding happiness and fulfillment.

Kathryn Avery

Your Countdown to Retirement
8:02 am Thursday, April 27, 2017


Charlie Jacobi boosts Acadia National Park hiking

Charlie Jacobi, Acadia National Park resource specialist, answers questions about Bates-style cairns, visitor use, transportation planning, hiking trails and climate change. Find out what’s changed in the park since he started as a seasonal ranger in 1984.

Dolores Kong & Dan Ring

Acadia on My Mind
7:30 am Thursday, April 27, 2017


Pan Seared Salmon with Citrus Beurre Blanc, compliments of Fuel

Here’s a delicious recipe for seared salmon from the popular French restaurant Fuel. It’s also wicked good for you!

Diane Atwood

Catching Health
6:00 am Thursday, April 27, 2017

The right to hunt and fish is called barbaric

A proposed Constitutional amendment to “Establish the Right to Hunt and Fish” drew angry testimony from the anti-hunting and anti-trapping crowd. “This bill is barbaric,” testified John Glowa of China, who called LD 11 “the worst piece of legislation I have seen in more than twenty years of coming before …

George Smith

George's Outdoor News
5:00 am Thursday, April 27, 2017