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Bangor

It takes accountability to overcome fear

I just finished watching one of those feel-good videos on Facebook. You know the ones –  somebody does something really incredible while inspirational music plays in the background. Life should be like that – it should have a soundtrack. Whenever you’re doing the right thing – the hard thing, the …

Jim LaPierre

Recovery Rocks
12:37 pm Sunday, April 23, 2017

Politics

Nature deals enough violence and aggression to go around

There was a beautiful summer day about ten years ago in a field in Boothbay, Maine, I will never forget as long as I live. It was a big, outdoor party near the ocean, a wedding celebration, and I was a member of the hired entertainment. It was an outdoor …

James Tatum Gale

The Unrealized Republic
11:32 am Sunday, April 23, 2017

Florida Adventures 2017

It’s that time of year once again, spring break,  which means another trip south. Florida is where I want to be for a little fishing therapy before my crazy guide season begins. This year my girlfriend and I  decided to make the trek down together in my “new” convertible.  And …

Kevin McKay

McKay's Fishing Adventures
11:21 am Sunday, April 23, 2017

Opinion

The March for Science and the fragmentation of the anti-Trump opposition

There is no cooperation between advocacy groups and instead their is an agenda-based battle that confronts all groups, all pulling and pushing for their own self-interests.

Stefano Tijerina

The Glocal
10:02 am Sunday, April 23, 2017

Homestead

Still time to dress…

Top dress that is. Your garden. If you are anxious to do something in your garden before your perennials begin sprouting or before they grow too much, or if you want to enrich a bed you have planned for a vegetable garden or annual flower garden, you can begin now …

Bill Baker

Speaking Organically
9:48 am Sunday, April 23, 2017

Business

Ways to Make Extra Income Even With a Full-Time Job

Financial stress has been common in most American households in the recent past with most people looking for alternative means to increase their income. While cutting down the costs goes a long way in increasing your savings, it also has a direct impact on your quality of life. Therefore, most …

Adam Richards

Opportunity Knocks
1:07 am Sunday, April 23, 2017

Sports

Women’s NCAA March “Gladness” leads to Girls HS’s next seasons

After my last week’s This NCAA”s “March Madness” BLOG which lead to below average basketball IQ’s which in turn leads to poor basketball decisions which in turn lead to more turnovers, more fouls and poorer shot selection as they play much more from the shoulder’s down like in the NBA …

Bob Cimbollek

Off the Rim
4:58 pm Saturday, April 22, 2017

Sports

Ireland filling shortstop void for Bangor baseball team

One of the larger question marks for the 2017 Bangor High School baseball team as it began its pursuit of a fourth consecutive Class A state championship on Friday was its middle-infield defense. Senior George Payne is a returning starter and veteran presence at second base, but the Rams faced …

Ernie Clark

Extra Bases
1:04 pm Saturday, April 22, 2017

Outdoors

If not for Earth Day, imagine a silent spring in Acadia National Park

As millions around the world mark Earth Day, imagine what Acadia National Park would be like without the banning of DDT, the Clean Air and Endangered Species Acts, or any of the other changes since that first massive showing of environmental activism in 1970: No peregrine falcons nesting on the …

Dolores Kong & Dan Ring

Acadia on My Mind
12:59 pm Saturday, April 22, 2017

Sports

How to diet on the run

One of the most onerous aspects of losing weight is all the planning. Most people who have ever considered, much less attempted weight loss know that planning is key. It’s so important that dieters live by motivational quotes such as, “Those who fail to plan, plan to fail.” Where does …

Jackie Conn

See You Lighter
12:27 pm Saturday, April 22, 2017