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Seniors

Wing it wisely at Buffalo Wild Wings

Wings at Buffalo Wild Wings are loaded with saturated fat, sodium and even carbs depending on what you choose. Plain traditional wings, skipping the fries, are a better choice. Better yet, try this drumstick recipe for a healthier version.

Barbara Groth

Healthier You
3:16 pm Friday, June 23, 2017

Outdoors

A Winter Wren Atop Height of Land

One of my absolute favorite places in Maine is “Height of Land” in Roxbury. Every summer I drive by this spectacular view on my way to the Rangeley Lakes Region, and though I’ve taken in the layered-mountain landscape hundreds of times it never fails to take my breath away. In …

Erika Zambello

Birding Maine
2:57 pm Friday, June 23, 2017

Aroostook

Aroostook Outdoor News: 6.23.17 edition

  In this edition: 1) Breakfast with a view in Mapleton. 2) 5k events in Houlton and Caribou. 3) A fishing derby in Shin Pond. Plus lots more!   Events: Saturday, June 24 MAPLETON: Mapleton Daze Breakfast with a View. 7:00 a.m. at Haystack Mountain Trailhead, located approx. 4 miles …

Mark Shea

offugo...
2:27 pm Friday, June 23, 2017

Outdoors

Acadia National Park committee suspension lifted by Interior Secretary

The Acadia National Park Advisory Commission is planning to resume meetings, following a sudden suspension of their meetings by the Trump administration in May. Ryan Zinke, the secretary of interior, had suspended the meetings of the Acadia commission and more than 200 other federal advisory committees to give his department …

Dolores Kong & Dan Ring

Acadia on My Mind
12:13 pm Friday, June 23, 2017

Health

David Aronson wears two Lyme Disease hats: Patient and Lyme-literate therapist

David Aronson is a therapist who works with people struggling with Lyme Disease. He knows first hand how the disease can take its toll on people. His story.

Diane Atwood

Catching Health
9:53 am Friday, June 23, 2017

Opinion

A Return to Trump Country, Part 1

Washington County, Pennsylvania, lies just south of Pittsburgh, close by the West Virginia line. It was the center of the Whiskey Rebellion against Alexander Hamilton’s tax on liquor to pay off the Revolutionary War debt, and it sits above the massive Marcellus Shale, the largest source of natural gas in …

James G. Blaine

Perspectives
9:18 am Friday, June 23, 2017

Homestead

Have a broody hen? Take these steps to get baby chicks

I plan to write a series of three posts: one on the beginning of the process, one on the end, and one about how the babies are doing. In this first post, I’ll talk about the signs of a broody hen and steps to take if you want her to hatch some chicks.

Crystal Sands

Pajamas, Books, and Chickens
8:53 am Friday, June 23, 2017

Politics

Collins, King list what they don’t like about Senate health care bill

Good morning from Augusta. Republicans in the U.S. Senate released their long-secret Affordable Care Act replacement bill on Thursday. It’s far-reaching, proposing a nearly $1 trillion tax cut mostly for corporations and high earners, scaling back tax credits, limiting Medicaid spending and winding down the Medicaid expansion in current law. …

Michael Shepherd

State & Capitol
8:47 am Friday, June 23, 2017

Seniors

8 ways men and women age differently

The existence of fart jokes, belching contests and bra-snapping would appear proof-positive that boys are less mature than girls during childhood and adolescence. Now science validates it, with UK researchers discovering that girls tend to optimize brain connections earlier, so they generally mature faster than boys in certain cognitive and …

Roxanne Jones

Boomer Haiku
8:35 am Friday, June 23, 2017

Outdoors

Despite major life changes, anglers renew friendships at a familiar river

A year ago, the group of us met on the Penobscot River, eager to celebrate a rejuvenated fishery, and to spend time among like-minded fly fishers. Some of us had met each other before; others hadn’t. But on that glorious June day in Old Town, that didn’t matter: We all exchanged …

John Holyoke

Out There
7:46 am Friday, June 23, 2017

Politics

The health care chart you need to read to understand Trumpcare’s damage

Now that the Senate version of Trumpcare, we see that one of its central elements is the slashing of Medicaid, a program that 74% of Americans see favorably. In the House version, which Rep. Bruce Poliquin voted for, 14 million of the 23 million losing coverage were people receiving Medicaid. …

Amy Fried

Pollways
7:09 am Friday, June 23, 2017

Sports

What can be done to get rid of belly fat

What is the best way to get rid of belly fat? That is the million dollar question. The quickest way to get rid of belly fat is to lose weight. There isn’t a single exercise, or food you can eat, or food you must stop eating that will remove belly …

Jackie Conn

See You Lighter
6:23 am Friday, June 23, 2017

Politics

Big money doesn’t always lead to big results

A few million bucks doesn’t buy what it used to. That seems to be the message from the Georgia special election. And it’s the same message from Augusta, where lawmakers are considering changes to last November’s referenda. South of the Mason-Dixon, newly-elected Re. Karen Handel spent a little over $3 …

Michael Cianchette

He Said It Right
5:30 am Friday, June 23, 2017

Maine wild boar hunt turns into disaster

Wild boars entered Maine from New Hampshire and game warden Mike Bowditch was sent into the woods of southern Maine to find and kill them. Mike’s girlfriend Stacey Stevens, a wildlife biologist, accompanied him and shot two sows that popped up in front of them trailed by a dozen baby …

George Smith

George's Outdoor News
5:00 am Friday, June 23, 2017

Sports

Patriots Mount Rushmore

By Sterling Pingree I have built monuments to the four greatest players of all-time for the Red Sox, Celtics and Bruins, leaving us with only the Patriots remaining. The Patriots list is unquestionably the most difficult to construct of the big four Boston teams. There are common characteristics that the …

Sterling Pingree

The Drive
4:07 am Friday, June 23, 2017

Business

AI and the rising expectations for software

One of the most interesting and powerful features of virtual assistants such as Apple Siri, Microsoft Cortana and the Google Assistant is their ability to become smarter. Some of the functions of these assistants are taken for granted by users who are no longer impressed to get an accurate spoken …

Adam Richards

Opportunity Knocks
11:29 pm Thursday, June 22, 2017

Business

Things to do with your family for vacation

With kids getting out of school and summer right around the corner, family vacations can’t be that far behind. But choosing where to go can be a daunting task for even the savviest of travelers. So many things can go into making your decision. Family size, cost, available vacation time, …

Adam Richards

Opportunity Knocks
11:21 pm Thursday, June 22, 2017

Outdoors

Becoming a Flyfisherman. My catch of the day

I spent the majority of my time on iconic Grand Lake Stream learning to nymph. “A successful nympher,” said my guide, Roland, “is an eternal optimist.” Which translates to treating every twitch and jiggle and stoppage as if it were a fish, not the bottom. The concept of nymphing is to …

Genie Jennings

Becoming...
11:18 pm Thursday, June 22, 2017

Portland

Get ready to pay more for parking in Portland

The Tweet Of The Day comes from Portland City Hall, which is delivering some bad news for your change purses.

Seth Koenig

BDN Portland
5:05 pm Thursday, June 22, 2017

Health

Only one other state passes Maine in ER visits because of opioid overdoes

I am coming to the end of my time managing this blog. There are four local Bangor healthcare organizations that contribute to it and on behalf of my organization — St. Joseph Healthcare — I’ve been writing for it since April.  At the end of this month I’ll hand it off to another provider. So, …

Amy Kenney

#HealthyRegion
4:26 pm Thursday, June 22, 2017

Portland

Portland’s Greek Food Fest is a big, fat ‘yes’

“It’s a huge endeavor that’s highly organized. Our expenses are high, but we get donations of meat and time.”

Kathleen Pierce

Urban Eye
2:43 pm Thursday, June 22, 2017

Business

Rent in Portland is higher than average. But so is income

Renters around Portland have been paying about 10 percent more than the national average as Bangor and Lewiston renters saw prices drop through 2015. But that doesn’t make up for generally lower income around Bangor and Lewiston.

Darren Fishell

Widgets and Digits
2:04 pm Thursday, June 22, 2017