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Bangor

5 Things To Do This Weekend, June 23-25: Living on the edge

1. Oooh, it is summmmmm-mer! It’s looking like it’s going to be a (mostly, aside from Friday night thundershowers) beautiful weekend in Bangor, just in time for the Pride Festival (we’ll get to that in a minute). Entertainment-wise, on Friday night in Bangor, rockers Hambone are at Paddy Murphy’s, it’s …

Emily Burnham

Culture Shock
12:05 pm Thursday, June 22, 2017

Outdoors

My next presentation, book signing: June 27 in Greenville

I’ll be giving a presentation about my new (and first ever) guidebook,”Family Friendly Hikes in Maine,” starting at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 27, at the Shaw Public Library at 9 Lily Bay Road, Greenville! At the event, books will be available for purchase, but only with check or cash. (I don’t have …

Aislinn Sarnacki

Act Out with Aislinn
11:30 am Thursday, June 22, 2017

Bangor

The problem with trying to save people

…is that you can’t. You can support them, advocate for them, and love them, but you cannot save them. Years ago, I worked with an amazing and seasoned counselor. I met with a couple that she had worked with over twenty years previously. They saw each other in the parking …

Jim LaPierre

Recovery Rocks
10:38 am Thursday, June 22, 2017

Politics

Ranked-choice voting is still alive in Maine, but it could be a short reprieve

One of the big issues the Legislature has left to contend with before adjourning this year is the state’s ranked-choice voting law, which was enacted by citizen petition and referendum in 2016. After a Republican bid to kill a constitutional amendment allowing it failed on Thursday, that bill passed in …

Michael Shepherd

State & Capitol
8:59 am Thursday, June 22, 2017

Portland

Death of a folk singer and remembering what’s worth forgetting

“What happens to all the good stuff if it doesn’t get remembered? What happens to all the good square dances, what happens to the pot lucks?”

Troy R. Bennett

BDN Portland
6:04 am Thursday, June 22, 2017

Health

Eve’s at the Garden recipe for Eggs Benedict

Learn some cooking secrets from the chefs at Eve’s at the Garden in Portland, Maine and get their recipe for a delicious Eggs Benedict.

Diane Atwood

Catching Health
6:00 am Thursday, June 22, 2017

Health

Eve’s at the Garden recipe for Egg’s Benedict

Learn some cooking secrets from the chefs at Eve’s at the Garden in Portland, Maine and get their recipe for a delicious Eggs Benedict.

Diane Atwood

Catching Health
6:00 am Thursday, June 22, 2017

Tear down a land posting sign and you’ll lose your hunting and fishing license

The landowner relations program at the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife got a major boost this year. LD 1391 nearly tripled the program’s funding, recognizing that this program is critically important to all of us who enjoy recreating on private land. If you need to know why this is …

George Smith

George's Outdoor News
5:10 am Thursday, June 22, 2017

Sports

The NHL Expansion Draft: An appetizer for things to come

By Matthew Cunha In the first expansion draft in sports since the 2004 NBA expansion draft for the Charlotte Bobcats, the Las Vegas Golden Knights accumulated a team that can be competitive from the start. The draft which was held alongside the NHL awards, also featured nine trades from teams …

Sterling Pingree

The Drive
4:07 am Thursday, June 22, 2017

Portland

The new theory that a serial killer may have struck in Portland

Anthony Sanborn, Jr., is trying to overturn his conviction for the 1989 murder, which two criminal profilers now say was likely the work of a serial killer.

Seth Koenig

BDN Portland
5:09 pm Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Outdoors

Viewing the Penobscot River nationals course in a 1940s airplane

Looking back on my first ride in a small airplane, I must have seemed nervous. “How old is this plane, again?” I asked for a second time. Really I just wanted to make sure to get the date right if I wrote about it later. I wasn’t concerned about the …

Aislinn Sarnacki

Act Out with Aislinn
4:24 pm Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Opinion

Dear 129th Maine State Legislature: I look forward to your arrival

There’s a lot to be said for the idea of a legislature working with a chief executive that is not Governor LePage.

Patricia Callahan

Mainely Thoughts
2:46 pm Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Georgia’s special election proves that money doesn’t matter in politics

It is a lesson that continues not to be learned by the political class, nor will it ever be learned, I fear. Yet the truth is the truth, no matter how deeply in denial we are — money simply doesn’t matter in politics. I suppose it is at least somewhat …

Matthew Gagnon

Pine Tree Politics
1:51 pm Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Food

Joshua and Fanny Chamberlain to appear in Bangor on July 28-30

Bangor and Brewer were a whole lot different when Major General Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain last gazed upon both places — and he plans to find out what has changed around his old stomping grounds while joining participants in Drums on the Penobscot: A Civil War Experience. Sponsored by the Bangor …

Brian Swartz

Maine at War
1:00 pm Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Portland

5.5 million people have watched these Maine guys make bacon-cheese-taco lobster rolls

Is there ever such a thing as too much cheese?

Seth Koenig

BDN Portland
12:59 pm Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Event

New music including Queens Of The Stone Age, Ride, Gorillaz and The Horrors on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

New tracks from Arcade Fire, Lorde and Washed Out debuted on the show this week, while the retro set looked back at the year 1979 with a mix of punk and New Wave as well as more mainstream artists whose albums from that year revealed the influence of those new musical movements.

Travis Gass

West of The Fields
12:32 pm Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Business

Heroin, opioids hit Maine emergency rooms harder than all states but Massachusetts

Maine emergency rooms have seen the impact of the state’s opioid crisis more acutely than anywhere but Massachusetts.

Darren Fishell

Widgets and Digits
11:41 am Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Outdoors

Becoming a Gardener. Because we didn’t fish in the morning

This has been a crazy spring for me. For a while I didn’t think I would ever get into the garden. When I returned to Maine in early April, there was, literally, three feet of snow where the garden should have been. I could tell, because the tomato stakes, negligently left last …

Genie Jennings

Becoming...
11:31 am Wednesday, June 21, 2017