GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
    It is time to demand public funding for the Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Department, which does a lot for all the citizens of Maine, but gets almost no funding from most Mainers.  Public funding for DIFW should be the top priority in the next legislative… Read More
    GEORGE DANBY | EDITORIAL CARTOONIST
    Stan Lee, the legendary writer, editor and publisher of Marvel Comics whose fantabulous but flawed creations made him a real-life superhero to comic book lovers everywhere, has died. He was 95.  — News Item… Read More
    RECOVERY ROCKS
    I have a serious hang up. (I’m down to only a few and they are all pretty benign). I am blessed – I get to do stuff I love both personally and professionally. I go a lot of places and meet a ton of people. I… Read More
    GEORGE DANBY | EDITORIAL CARTOONIST
    Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap criticized the campaign of U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin on Sunday for its allegations about mishandled ballot boxes, saying the charges could cause voters to lose confidence in the voting system. — News Item… Read More
    JEFF SOLARI'S SPORTS CHOWDAH
    There is not an athlete in my lifetime I have had a greater love/hate relationship with than Roger Clemens. As a kid I was glued to my AM radio that night in April, 1986 when Clemens mowed down 20 Seattle Mariners. What a season! 24-4. Read More
    PARLEZ-VOUS AMERICAN?
    When news of the end of the World War reached Brunswick on November 11, 1918, people poured into the streets in a spontaneous outbreak of joy. But the good mood was turned upside down when young Rose Bouchard was accidentally shot and killed during the celebration. Read More
    PAJAMAS, BOOKS, AND CHICKENS
    It’s that time of year when chicken owners of older flocks are telling sad stories about how they aren’t getting any eggs because their hens are molting. I am one of those people. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes =… Read More
    JEFF SOLARI'S SPORTS CHOWDAH
    1. The Patriots are now fighting for 2nd place in the AFC. With Sunday’s loss, the Patriots fall two games behind the Chiefs for the top spot in the AFC and are now engaged in their annual collision course with the Steelers. (Which just to… Read More
    GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
    John Holyoke, the BDN’s outdoor reporter, has written a thoughtful and provocative column questioning whether Maine hunters should now be required to get permission to hunt on private land. You can read John’s column here, and I hope you… Read More
    GEORGE DANBY | EDITORIAL CARTOONIST
    Before the votes of 2018 are counted we are on to Campaign 2020. Read More
    THE UNREALIZED REPUBLIC
    I recently watched a video online filmed from a car driving through one of the latest major wildfires in California. Maybe you saw it too. In the video, which is frightening and difficult to watch, you can hear someone in the car praying out loud for the ultimate… Read More
    THE DRIVE
    Here’s what we know, both teams are probably going to start someone at quarterback. Has that person played quarterback before? Maybe? Will they be good in this football game? Probably not. Read More
    GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
    Children’s books these days are amazing, with great stories and awesome illustrations. And Beth Rand of Peaks Island has mastered both. Beth’s new book, 1 – 2 – 3 Gulls, published by Islandport Press,is a “counting book.” That makes it perfect for my 2 and 4… Read More