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Midcoast

A Jewish Take on the Confederate Statue Removals

I’m caucasian and Jewish. My ancestors were making a go of it in the Pale of Settlement when the Civil War was raging over here. But 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

Portland

Mayor calls for charter review, councilors sigh

Good evening from the BDN Portland office on Congress Street. Tonight the mayor won’t veto the budget; this coffee is on nitro; and a new community group pushes a rent control referendum. What we’re talking about Mayor doesn’t veto budget — On Monday, Mayor Ethan Strimling said he wouldn’t follow …

Jake Bleiberg

BDN Portland
5:43 pm Monday, May 22, 2017

Outdoors

Four baby squirrels with tails tangled together rescued by Bangor men

When it comes to weird wildlife sightings, Andrew Day of Bangor now has one for the books — four baby squirrels tangled together by their tails, and they were in danger. Yesterday, on May 21, Day was visiting his parents’ house in Bangor when he looked out the window and something caught …

Aislinn Sarnacki

Act Out with Aislinn
5:15 pm Monday, May 22, 2017

Food

Best Ever Homemade Flour Tortillas

The versatility of a well-made flour tortilla astounds me. Additionally, the effort-to-payoff ratio is highly satisfying during the summer months when finding time for cooking can be a challenge. Lately, I have made a habit of whipping up a batch of these tortillas every week for meals-on-the-fly, and I have …

Bethany Mathieu

Sweet Potato Kitchen
1:02 pm Monday, May 22, 2017

Seniors

I am winning the epic mind battle that is widowhood

  The mind is an amazing thing. It’s not an actual organ like the brain is, but it can control how so many organs function. It defines our humanity, and how we react to life. It is the keeper of all of our emotions and life experiences. And yet, it …

Julie Harris

When Life Gives You Curves
12:39 pm Monday, May 22, 2017

Outdoors

Breaking a nail is a big deal for dogs (Oreo is out of commission)

So apparently, splitting a nail is a painful and debilitating injury for dogs. It’s also a fairly common injury, and getting it taken care of can cost a pretty penny. I learned all this last weekend, when my dog Oreo went outside to go to the bathroom in the morning …

Aislinn Sarnacki

Act Out with Aislinn
12:31 pm Monday, May 22, 2017

Aroostook

Are You Living Life Without a Net?

Of all the things you can live without, don’t make an emergency fund one of them! It amazes me the amount of people who don’t have even $500 set aside for an unexpected event. What would you do if your car died and you had to pay $600 to have …

Kara Addington

Resourcefully Yours
11:09 am Monday, May 22, 2017

Outdoors

Where in the woods am I? Win an L.L.Bean gift card!

The prize for this week’s “Where in the Woods” trail ID contest is a $50 gift card to L.L.Bean! A big thank you to Charlie’s for sponsoring this contest and making this awesome prize possible each week! To enter the contest, all you have to do is guess where I …

Aislinn Sarnacki

Act Out with Aislinn
10:30 am Monday, May 22, 2017

Sports

Races for top spots heighten in North baseball ranks

The high school baseball regular season entered its final two weeks Monday with very little decided at the top of the standings in northern Maine. Class A: Three-time defending state champion Bangor (11-1) is in control of its destiny, but the route to the top spot is filled with potholes. …

Ernie Clark

Extra Bases
10:01 am Monday, May 22, 2017

Health

What it’s like to help patients who live with pain

“Newer research tells us that opioids can actually cause pain. It activates the pain centers in the brain and the pain receptors on the cells, so it’s really, for a lot of people, making their pain worse or keeping their pain alive.”

Amy Kenney

#HealthyRegion
9:26 am Monday, May 22, 2017

Politics

So, Maine votes in three weeks. We pretty much know what will happen

Good morning from Augusta, where officials are readying for an election in just over three weeks that you may have already forgotten about if you knew about it at all. Mainers will vote on June 13 on a $50 million bond issue for economic development, $45 million of which would …

Michael Shepherd

State & Capitol
9:06 am Monday, May 22, 2017

Politics

Hello. My name is Mr. Irrelevant

When LePage decides to spend several days on a talk radio tour trashing newspaper columnists, while it’s great for my ego, it just makes him look petty.

Lance Dutson

Lance Dutson
8:56 am Monday, May 22, 2017

Outdoors

7 tips for a stress-free visit to Acadia National Park

Last year, so many people visited Acadia National Park – more than 3 million – that the road to Cadillac Mountain had to be closed 12 times, and the Park Loop Road to Sand Beach, twice. With Memorial Day coming up, here are 7 tips for a stress-free visit to Acadia this year.

Dolores Kong & Dan Ring

Acadia on My Mind
7:55 am Monday, May 22, 2017

Health

How to cook asparagus fresh from the garden

It’s asparagus season and thanks to my husband Barry, this wonderful vegetable grows right in our backyard. Learn how to cook it to perfection.

Diane Atwood

Catching Health
7:50 am Monday, May 22, 2017

Homestead

5 Ways to Cook with Radishes from the Farmers Market

Radishes are popping up at farmers’ markets now. This early season vegetable is delicious sliced thin in sandwiches or chopped for tossed salads. Dainty slices of French breakfast radishes, an oblong variety with a milder taste, atop buttered bread with a sprinkle of sea salt is a lovely breakfast. Radishes from …

Sarah Walker Caron

Maine Course
7:45 am Monday, May 22, 2017

Homestead

HGTV is a Lie (But I Still Love It)

As a millennial, my generation is not known for having much patience. In fact, we tend to want what we want right now. Retailers have figured this out with perks like one day shipping, instant access, and movies/TV on demand, but no one gets it quite like the television producers …

Jennifer Jelliff-Russell

Homesteading Misadventures
6:50 am Monday, May 22, 2017

Sports

The weight loss mistakes you didn’t know you were making

  Here are some mistakes that people make all the time when trying to lose weight. They don’t know they’re making mistakes because these mistakes because they’ve heard these are the right things to do to get to goal. Are you making any of these mistakes? Eating breakfast Oh, I …

Jackie Conn

See You Lighter
6:16 am Monday, May 22, 2017

Portland

How this abstract sculpture made a real-life difference

Raimondi also had standards. He wanted folks who didn’t like the sculpture to gawk in amazement at the craftsmanship that went into it. No sloppy welding or cutting was allowed.

Troy R. Bennett

BDN Portland
6:00 am Monday, May 22, 2017

Portland

The cat fell overboard

To be honest, we aren’t exactly sure if he fell or jumped. Regardless, he went for a swim on Sunday, making a few laps around the boat before being wrangled into the dinghy.

Matt Garand

A Life Aboard
6:00 am Monday, May 22, 2017

Portland

The cat fell overboard

To be honest, we aren’t exactly sure if he fell or jumped. Regardless, he went for a swim on Sunday, making a few laps around the boat before being wrangled into the dinghy.

Matt Garand

A Life Aboard
6:00 am Monday, May 22, 2017

Fish and Wildlife Department getting authority over turkey bag limits and seasons

If you are out there hunting turkeys, or you are suffering turkey problems, this will interest you. Turkey bag limits and seasons are set in law, but that is changing. My turkey bill, LD 98, was amended by the legislature’s Inland Fisheries and Wildlife to give the Department of Inland …

George Smith

George's Outdoor News
5:00 am Monday, May 22, 2017