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Living

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

#Maine
10:58 am Thursday, April 27, 2017

Portland

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

Sports

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

Politics

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

Seniors

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

Outdoors

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

Health

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

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