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Homestead

Our Roof is Finished!

It’s been a long two weeks of having the roof on both the house and barn reshingled, but it’s finally done! What started out as a four day gig turned into a much longer ordeal with all the rainstorms that decided to come through the area. (Of course, I can’t …

Jennifer Jelliff-Russell

Homesteading Misadventures
3:30 pm Saturday, June 24, 2017

Opinion

The addiction epidemic is the millennials’ Vietnam

It will easily take an entire generation to heal and recover from this mess as a society.

Patricia Callahan

Mainely Thoughts
2:03 pm Saturday, June 24, 2017

Food

“No Fairer Spectacle” – Rare Pictures of a Maine St John’s Day, 1897

In 1897, the Franco-American national society of Lewiston, Maine, held a parade to mark the 25th anniversary of its founding. The Institut Jacques-Cartier had helped the community celebrate the feast of Saint John the Baptist – La Saint-Jean – every year on June 24th, but the 1897 parade was a special occasion. …

James Myall

Parlez-Vous American?
2:03 pm Saturday, June 24, 2017

Portland

Big sandwich and delectable dessert a wonderful vacation starter

At the urging of my wife, we went back to one of our new favorite restaurants in the first hours of our vacation week. We both enjoyed Baharat the last time we were there, but I was excited to delve further into their menu this time and already had some …

Peter Blanchette

Peter Peter Portland Eater at BDN
7:00 am Saturday, June 24, 2017

Opinion

Growing gap between rich, middle class as populism flops

The income gap between the rich and everybody else is behind the growth of populism in the U.S. and Europe, according to new political analyses. On one side are the rich and on the other is the middle class.  The poor rarely are mentioned these days, either because it is …

Gordon L. Weil

Notes from a Corner of the Country
6:30 am Saturday, June 24, 2017

Outdoors

How you and your kids can get the most out of summer camp in Maine

Across the state, camp directors are assembling their staffs, making last-minute maintenance repairs, watching the forecast, and awaiting the arrival of thousands of youngsters for another camp season. Regardless of the type of camp – coed and single gender, day and residential, arts and sports, traditional and tripping – camp …

Kristine Millard

Summer in Maine: Kids, Camps, Community
6:29 pm Friday, June 23, 2017

Portland

There’s still no state budget, but we do have a black widow spider

Also in tonight’s newsletter, a study showing car crashes increasing in state’s which have legalized marijuana.

Seth Koenig

BDN Portland
4:52 pm Friday, June 23, 2017

Outdoors

Wandering Planets, Exoplanets, and Ophiuchus?

This week we have some fun things to see from the planets in our solar system to a “serpent bearer” constellation, plus some cool exoplanet news from NASA’s Kepler Mission.  Here is your guide to the sky for June 26 to July 2, 2017… Sun and Moon – Some observations …

Shawn Laatsch

Eye on Maine Skies!
4:38 pm Friday, June 23, 2017

Food

New research suggests link between reovirus and celiac disease

After a short hiatus from my blog, I am back! I took this break unintentionally, which stemmed from the stresses of finishing college, but I am now graduated with a BA in Mass Communication from University of Maine! I finally feel ready to dive back into my blog. Something I’ve …

Chloe Dyer

Gluten Free ME
3:56 pm Friday, June 23, 2017

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