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Homestead

Who knew…we’d be afraid to walk in the woods?

  Who knew? That after years growing up playing in the woods and later hiking mountain trails, we now would avoid the woods like the plague? Having grown up playing in the woods that bordered our country house, I never worried about the woods, its insects or animals and was …

Bill Baker

Speaking Organically
9:41 am Sunday, August 20, 2017

Great job saving Quoddy Bay!

My family heritage lies in Lubec and Campobello, on Quoddy Bay. It’s the most beautiful place in Maine. So I am pleased to share this news, and a special request, from the Natural Resources Council of Maine, along with this stunning photo of a sunrise over Campobello. NRCM news   …

George Smith

George's Outdoor News
5:00 am Sunday, August 20, 2017

Business

What Every Business Needs to Know About Liability

Fifteen million. That is the number of civil suits filed each year in the United States. Add up criminal cases, and it totals to a whopping 80 million court cases filed per year. If you compare these statistics to the fact that 80 percent of the lawyers in the world reside in …

Adam Richards

Opportunity Knocks
2:12 am Sunday, August 20, 2017

Portland

Traditional fare proves successful at reborn Italian eatery

Roma Cafe closed in 2009, capping off off 85 years of serving Italian food in Portland. Unfortunately, I never had the opportunity to try them then. For that reason, when they reopened just last month, I really wanted to check them out. They had so much history in the area …

Peter Blanchette

Peter Peter Portland Eater at BDN
7:00 am Saturday, August 19, 2017

Opinion

GOP conservatives forced to confront Trump’s ‘base’

The GOP has evolved from Lincoln’s war to defeat slave state rebellion to a party led by a president giving comfort to racism.

Gordon L. Weil

Notes from a Corner of the Country
6:30 am Saturday, August 19, 2017

Downeast

The six best things to do now in DownEast Maine

     1) Paddle the water highways and byways with Sunrise Canoe and Kayak. There are still some wonderful warm days left at the end of summer and beautiful fall.  Rent a kayak from Sunrise Canoe and Kayak in Machias (look for their headquarters – a shack next to the river) …

Maria Lamb

Wicked Awesome Maine!
6:00 am Saturday, August 19, 2017

Downeast

The six best things to do now in DownEast Maine

     1) Paddle the water highways and byways with Sunrise Canoe and Kayak. There are still some wonderful warm days left at the end of summer and beautiful fall.  Rent a kayak from Sunrise Canoe and Kayak in Machias (look for their headquarters – a shack next to the river) …

Maria Lamb

Wicked Awesome Maine!
6:00 am Saturday, August 19, 2017

Seniors

Easy, tasty, healthy meals that will keep you cooking at home

Cook these simple, quick dinner recipes at home instead of eating out. They will save money, time and lots of calories!

Barbara Groth

Healthier You
6:00 am Saturday, August 19, 2017

Don’t Miss the Evening for the Environment

This is a don’t miss event, which I have attended a number of times. The Maine Conservation Voters will host their annual Evening for the Environment on Wednesday, October 25, from 5:30 pm to 8 pm at Brick South, Thompson’s Point, Portland. This event is a special celebration of our …

George Smith

George's Outdoor News
5:00 am Saturday, August 19, 2017

Opinion

Dear Birth Mom: racial unrest in the news makes me think of you

And about all the progress we’ve made as a country.

Patricia Callahan

Mainely Thoughts
1:24 am Saturday, August 19, 2017

State

How do I get my wife to stop leaving the car messy?

Dear Liz, My wife and I share two cars. My car is a sedan and I use it to go back and forth from work. My wife’s car is an SUV and she uses it to cart the kids around since she is a stay-at-home-mom. The problem is that her …

Sarah Cottrell

Dear Liz
1:31 pm Friday, August 18, 2017

Outdoors

Summer’s End: Bittersweet Camp Closing Rituals

Last Monday brought a perfect Maine summer evening. It was still warm, and as the sun set over the western shore of Lake Sebago, a group of girls who had spent the past seven weeks together sat together around a campfire getting ready to say good-bye. The final night of …

Kristine Millard

Summer in Maine: Kids, Camps, Community
1:17 pm Friday, August 18, 2017

Business

How to Define a Sales Lead and Why It’s Important for Your Business

Every business is aware of the necessity of sales leads. But how many businesses have taken the time to actually define what a sales lead is to their organization? Leads come from many marketing channels but you need the right type of leads to send over to the sales department. …

Adam Richards

Opportunity Knocks
12:56 pm Friday, August 18, 2017

Portland

A look at the hidden art in Portland’s Masonic temple

  Here’s one thing you probably never thought to cover your body with: Salmon sperm. And yet, as scientists sometimes do, they’ve taken a random substance and have found a totally new use for it. Fascinating. The latest research has found that DNA extracted from salmon sperm can be used …

Jake Bleiberg

BDN Portland
12:47 pm Friday, August 18, 2017

Politics

Pingree, King: States should reconsider Confederate statues in the U.S. Capitol

Two members of Maine’s congressional delegation said this week that southern states should consider replacing statues of Confederate figures in the U.S. Capitol following last weekend’s violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. The weekend’s events started as a white nationalist protest against removing a statue of Robert E. Lee, a Confederate general during the American Civil War. On …

Michael Shepherd

State & Capitol
10:37 am Friday, August 18, 2017

Homestead

Backyard chickens: When you can’t have anything nice

I’m convinced one of the best decisions we ever made for our family was getting chickens and starting this whole homesteading thing. Our hens provide us with breakfast every morning and constant entertainment, but they also provide us with a sad back yard.

Crystal Sands

Pajamas, Books, and Chickens
10:24 am Friday, August 18, 2017

Outdoors

First 1-minute hike an eye-opening affair

For the past six years or so, I’ve sat comfortably at my desk and watched an interesting weekly event: My colleague, Aislinn Sarnacki, emerges from the woods, sits down, and documents her latest adventure, composing her very popular 1-Minute Hike feature. How popular? Well, having stood beside Aislinn at plenty …

John Holyoke

Out There
10:04 am Friday, August 18, 2017

Event

New music including Alice Glass, The Preatures, Daughter and Kelela on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

New tracks from The Horrors, Liam Gallagher, Queens Of The Stone Age and Cut Copy debuted on the show this week, while the retro alternative set rounded up some of the standout songs of the year 1993.

Travis Gass

West of The Fields
9:59 am Friday, August 18, 2017

Aroostook

Aroostook Outdoor News: 8.18.17 edition

In this edition: 1) Ride, run or walk for a cause in Presque Isle, Houlton, Fort Kent and Washburn. 2) History and whoopie pies in Portage Lake. 3) Get wild in Shin Pond. Plus lots more!   Events: Saturday, August 19 PRESQUE ISLE: 2nd Annual United Way of Aroostook Book …

Mark Shea

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9:32 am Friday, August 18, 2017

Opinion

A morally blind President

It took two days, after a measly waffle statement referencing the multiple sides of view on white supremacy, racism and the death of a thirty two year old woman whose message to her fellow Americans was that hatred, bigotry, and racism are not what makes America great,  before the President …

Robert Lenna

Take a Breath
9:07 am Friday, August 18, 2017

Portland

Painter’s final works kept hidden in downtown Portland for 77 years

Mostly forgotten Harry Cochrane’s last major works have been hidden in plain sight for the better part of a century.

Troy R. Bennett

BDN Portland
8:05 am Friday, August 18, 2017

Politics

A way past the statue standoff: The treason test

If the arguments over statues and names were limited to those who bore arms against America and were not later rehabilitated by service or pardon, a national accord may be in reach.

Michael Cianchette

He Said It Right
5:55 am Friday, August 18, 2017

New book features a lifetime of hunting and fishing stories

My hunting and fishing heritage and experiences have been very important parts of my life, which makes it very exciting to announce the publication of my new book, A Lifetime of Hunting & Fishing, published by North Country Press. Subtitled The Ones That Got Away and the Ones That Didn’t, …

George Smith

George's Outdoor News
5:00 am Friday, August 18, 2017