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Final round of American Folk Festival performers announced

The American Folk Festival on the Bangor Waterfront announced the final six performers set for this year’s festival, slated for Aug. 25-27. They include: The Pride of Maine Black Bear Marching Band, UMaine’s 100-person strong marching band that will kick off this year’s festival with a parade through the grounds. …

Emily Burnham

Culture Shock
12:17 pm Tuesday, July 25, 2017


The One-in-a-Million Boy …Book Review

Ona Vitkus is 104 years old. She is about to go on a journey in search of her past, but does not know this until an odd 11 year old enters her life. The boy’s arrival to her home in pursuit of a merit badge opens a door of redemption …

RJ Heller

Life Downeast
11:11 am Tuesday, July 25, 2017


The princess and the pee stain

There’s sensitive, and then there’s just being spiteful.

John Branning

Facts Optional
10:57 am Tuesday, July 25, 2017


Waking up my inner rockstar for the summer

And so, that first summer, wondering whether outing ourselves as weirdos would earn us a one-way ticket back to the mainland, we donned leotards and wigs, spray-painted water pistols gold, teetered around on platform heels…

Courtney Naliboff

The Frozen Chosen
10:14 am Tuesday, July 25, 2017


Brahma drama: What’s happened to Brahma Grill in Bangor?

It appears that Brahma Grill, a steakhouse on Hammond Street in downtown Bangor, has closed — whether or not the closure is permanent is still not certain, but the business did not reopen on July 17, after a planned two-week vacation in early July. Despite repeated attempts to contact owner …

Emily Burnham

The Daily Simmer
10:03 am Tuesday, July 25, 2017


Nostimo Moussaka! Amazing!

A few thoughts on “personal architecture” – as in, how are you made? Plus, my favoritest ever Greek dish – Moussaka!

Ned White

Journeys Over a Hot Stove
9:29 am Tuesday, July 25, 2017


LePage vetoes bills to raise tobacco-buying age to 21, ban phone use while driving

Gov. Paul LePage said in a Tuesday radio interview that he vetoed bills that would limit tobacco sales to Mainers 21 and older and ban cellphone use while driving, blasting them as “social engineering.” The Republican governor’s vetoes will likely doom at least the cellphone bill, which passed in both legislative chambers last month with less than …

Michael Shepherd

State & Capitol
9:22 am Tuesday, July 25, 2017


Eating healthy isn’t the way to lose weight

Do you want to lose weight? You’re not going to do it by eating healthy and here is why. Let’s start to stop calling food healthy right now! You can have “healthy habits” because that’s using the word correctly. in this context the word healthy is used as an adjective adverb. Your …

Jackie Conn

See You Lighter
9:21 am Tuesday, July 25, 2017


Follow the rubles and other rules for investigating politicians

Trump might try to fire Mueller but whoever carries out the investigation will keep following the money because it’s how collusion may have happened.

Amy Fried

8:56 am Tuesday, July 25, 2017


One Pot Meal with Pork, Cabbage, and Kidney Beans

Why we like one-pot meals: fewer cooking pots and pans, so less mess; get them started, and walk away while they simmer, so less attention required; all the ingredients in the pot flavor each other so one delicious dish results. And in summer, we all have other things to do …

Sandy Oliver

Taste Buds
8:32 am Tuesday, July 25, 2017


Public Transportation in Maine is a lot like Sailing

I didn’t get my sailboat to Rockland on time this year for the North Atlantic Blues Festival, but I did catch some of the action on the water during Friendship Sloop Days. The Rockland Lobster Festival begins August 2. From Bangor, it’s easy to get to Rockland without a car, …

Hank Garfield

Slower Traffic
8:01 am Tuesday, July 25, 2017


Remembering a friend who had ‘a heart as big as Portland’

As gentrification gobbles up whole neighborhoods, his passing can’t help but feel like a punctuation mark at the end of golden time for this city.

Troy R. Bennett

BDN Portland
7:49 am Tuesday, July 25, 2017


The message of mountains in a time of small thinking

Think like a mountain, Aldo Leopold exhorted us 68 years ago in A Sand County Almanac. But how does a mountain think, I wondered one recent peaceful morning in Acadia National Park, as I climbed Brown Mountain (elevation: 852 feet)? You call that a mountain, my western friend asks? Well, …

James G. Blaine

7:22 am Tuesday, July 25, 2017


Summer season brings billionaires’ yachts to MDI

It is high summer, the time of year when the occurrence of at least four ‘b’ groups reach peak annual density at Mount Desert Island: (lobster) buoys, boats, bus riders (i.e., tourists) and billionaires. Two of those groups overlap to create a subcategory — billionaires boats. Three such vessels could be seen Monday …

Bill Trotter

Going Coastal
7:00 am Tuesday, July 25, 2017


How some emergency responders are trying to keep people well and out of the hospital

Community paramedicine is a growing trend around the country. Instead of providing emergency care, trained paramedics are helping to keep people well. Learn how in this podcast.

Diane Atwood

Catching Health
6:00 am Tuesday, July 25, 2017


A new curve leads to a fresh path

As I sat in my boat recently, fishing for the first time in five years, I felt a peace and sense of ownership I didn’t know I had within me. Not just ownership of the boat, but ownership of my own time and emotions, and of my decisions. The boat …

Julie Harris

When Life Gives You Curves
6:00 am Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Attean Lake Lodge is an angler’s dream

        Linda and I recently visited Attean Lake Lodge in Jackman ( for our travel column, and I was astonished by this historic sporting camp. I of course knew of it, but had no idea how special it is. The land surrounding this large lake in Jackman is protected by …

George Smith

George's Outdoor News
5:00 am Tuesday, July 25, 2017


Jackson 5: MLB Trade Deadline deals on Relief Pitchers

By Aaron Jackson With Rafael Devers getting the call up it seems likely the Red Sox are doing one of two things: they’re either A. deciding to roll the dice in the hopes that their top prospect is ready for prime time, or B. trying to call other team’s bluff …

Sterling Pingree

The Drive
4:07 am Tuesday, July 25, 2017


4 Ways to Improve Your Sales Numbers

Most marketers come up with strategies and implement them to improve their sales numbers. If their sales numbers appear to improve, they guess their strategies are effective and keep using them. However, if they see no increase in these numbers, they continue looking for better ways to achieve their objectives. …

Adam Richards

Opportunity Knocks
3:50 am Tuesday, July 25, 2017


5 Ways to Graduate from College Student Debt-Free

As educational costs rise across the country, an ever increasing number of students are taking out advances to pay for school. Yet, here are five approaches to move on from school obligation free. Textbook Rentals Educational cost isn’t the only costly expense. textbook costs are additionally rising rapidly. As indicated …

Adam Richards

Opportunity Knocks
2:27 am Tuesday, July 25, 2017


The heat will make you do dumb things

Although it’s a little chilly out right now. If you do something dumb today, that’s on you.

Seth Koenig

BDN Portland
6:15 pm Monday, July 24, 2017


Trump’s Week 26 Newsletter (Explained and Exposed)

Welcome to  “Explained and Exposed,”  a new series I’ll be writing every week, dissecting the truth behind the latest email newsletter that the Trump White House has sent out to its supporters. I encourage you to read the official Trump newsletters for yourself and come to your own conclusions. They’re …

Rob Korobkin

From Below and to the Left
5:19 pm Monday, July 24, 2017