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Portland

Controversy and Confederacy

  Earlier this month, two baby boys were born within hours of each other, at the same Maine hospital, to a pair of sisters. With cousins and birthday buddies Waylin and Jacob welcomed into the world, let’s get into the news. What we’re talking about A local church may remove …

Jake Bleiberg

BDN Portland
5:04 pm Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Outdoors

Do you see the Maine creature in this photo?

Earlier today, while going through photographs of a recent hike, I came across this photograph and said to myself, “Why did I photograph leaves and part of a boulder?” It wasn’t until closer inspection that I saw the animal in the photo. I laughed, which attracted the attention of my …

Aislinn Sarnacki

Act Out with Aislinn
3:23 pm Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Business

Questions to Ask to Improve Your Digital Marketing

There are several digital marketing strategies a company can utilize to enhance its lead generation capabilities. Every company with an online presence should enact high-level digital marketing initiatives to promote products and services. The goal is to generate traffic from your target audience and convert page viewers into leads. Depending …

Adam Richards

Opportunity Knocks
3:10 pm Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Politics

Do you answer hate with hate?

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” Those words, rather famously, come from Martin Luther King, Jr., first spoken in a sermon he gave in 1957, and then printed in his 1963 book Strength to Love. The sentiment is …

Matthew Gagnon

Pine Tree Politics
1:40 pm Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Business

Show Your Work

I remember my high school math classes where the instructor insisted we show our work. For most of you, I bet you have a similar memory in your head from the title. It didn’t make sense back then. This is easy, and who cares if I show my work or …

James Tinker

The Day Job
12:15 pm Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Food

Friar’s Brewhouse set to open tap room in downtown Bucksport this fall

After four years of selling its handcrafted, small batch beer at just a handful of locations in eastern Maine, Friar’s Brewhouse — the “nanobrewery” owned and operated by Brother Donald and Brother Kenneth of Friar’s Bakehouse in downtown Bangor — is finally opening its own location. Friar’s Brewhouse will later …

Emily Burnham

The Daily Simmer
12:02 pm Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Food

Mother, wife, and Belfast intelligence agent, Part III

Ann Sarah Monroe had not traveled from Belfast, Maine to Tidewater Virginia solely to visit her husband in late winter 1863. Charged with gathering crucial intelligence, she also came as an agent representing the Ladies’ Volunteer Aid Society of Belfast Ann particularly wanted to see the Army of the Potomac …

Brian Swartz

Maine at War
8:20 am Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Health

What’s some good advice for kids who are on the receiving end of cyberbullying?

A bully is a bully is a bully. When it takes place on social media or in texts or emails it’s known as cyberbullying. We have some tips for kids and parents.

Diane Atwood

Catching Health
6:00 am Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Health

What’s some good advice for kids who are on the receiving end of cyberbullying?

A bully is a bully is a bully. But when it takes place on social media or in texts or emails it’s known as cyberbullying. We have some helpful tips for kids.

Diane Atwood

Catching Health
6:00 am Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Politics

Political actions give permission to haters

Whether they know it or not – and I believe they know it – the language and deeds of too many in the political class empower the forces of hate.

David Farmer

David Farmer
5:28 am Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Big law changes for turkey hunters

Each day this week, I’m posting columns about all the new laws and law changes that govern hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, and other outdoor activities. Here is column number three, all about turkeys. DIF&W gets more authority over turkeys This new law was the result of a bill that Senator Paul …

George Smith

George's Outdoor News
5:00 am Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Sports

Rapid Reaction: Mark and Sterling discuss the Kyrie Irving trade

By Mark Paulette and Sterling Pingree Danny Ainge finally made a big trade and in reaction Mark and Sterling didn’t know what to do, but they had to talk about it. The following is their conversation, just 2 hours after the announcement of the trade that sends Kyrie Irving to …

Sterling Pingree

The Drive
4:07 am Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Business

Trumps principles for healthcare reform

One topic on the congressional floor is the president’s health care plan aptly titled “Trumpcare”. Most citizens have a difficult time getting the facts on Trump’s policy. What exactly does trump want to replace in Obamacare? Purchasing health care plans across state lines was Trump’s most important agenda on health …

Adam Richards

Opportunity Knocks
2:20 am Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Bangor

What to do now if you looked at the eclipse

                              I, like many other folks around the country, watched the solar eclipse this week with excited anticipation. My husband and I were with about 100 other people at Schoodic Point at Acadia National Park in …

Teddi Covell

Color ME
1:22 am Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Midcoast

TMI, Mom!

Let me preface this post with identifying myself as a certified OWL teacher. What’s OWL, you might ask? OWL is the acronym for Our Whole Lives, the Unitarian Universalist version of sex ed. That’s really a gross over-simplification; what makes OWL unique is its focus on intimacy, respect, and introspection, …

Jessica Falconer

Confessions
8:47 pm Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Outdoors

Biking the Eastern Trail in Scarborough

Cycling is one of my favorite activities and my primary source of aerobic exercise.   The older I get the more I enjoy it.  A runner for almost forty years, I was compelled to quit after a knee replacement.  The knee guy said that if I kept running, I’d soon be …

Ron Chase

Seniors Not Acting Their Age
6:10 pm Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Politics

LePage said 7,600 Mainers fought for the Confederacy. It was maybe 30.

Calling himself “a history buff,” Gov. Paul LePage revised Civil War history as we know it in a Tuesday radio interview when discussing the racially charged violence in Virginia and saying “7,600 Mainers fought for the Confederacy.”

Michael Shepherd

State & Capitol
6:00 pm Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Business

Guide to your rights as a worker

In the US, a number of agencies work in conjunction to protect workers while on the job. These protections range from requirements to reasonably accommodate employees with disabilities to requiring health and safety measures at work. Each agency creates rules that support Congressionally passed laws. States also have a part …

Adam Richards

Opportunity Knocks
5:47 pm Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Portland

Men are shopping more. And they’re being stupid about it.

Men are doing more grocery shopping today than in decades past. And guys? We’re being really stupid about it. A survey by Men’s Health magazine reportedly found that 84 percent of male respondents consider themselves the primary grocery shoppers for their households, a 19 percent jump compared to just 20 …

Jake Bleiberg

BDN Portland
4:15 pm Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Homestead

Those rumors that baby powder cause cancer are true

A Los Angeles jury just awarded a woman $417 million in damages after she suffered from ovarian cancer as result of using Johnson & Johnson talcum powder on her perineum for decades.

Sarah Cottrell

Housewife Plus
4:09 pm Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Health

Words of wisdom on caring for someone with Alzheimer’s

In this Catching Health podcast, I talk with world-renowned dementia and Alzheimer’s expert Teepa Snow. She shares practical skills and strategies

Diane Atwood

Catching Health
12:47 pm Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Business

How Big Tech Companies Are Evolving

Tech companies in recent times have witnessed an increase in ideological and evolutionary development. Mostly, this has been inspired by the consumer’s need to solve problems using better versions of technological solutions. Tech companies are evolving not just by paying attention to their customer base but by studying the competition, …

Adam Richards

Opportunity Knocks
12:37 pm Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Politics

Maine Republicans: Strike ‘insurance’ from Medicaid expansion question

Several Maine Republicans said Tuesday that the Medicaid expansion question on the November ballot shouldn’t contain the word “insurance.”

Michael Shepherd

State & Capitol
12:34 pm Tuesday, August 22, 2017