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Homestead

Thinking about not vaccinating your kids? Here are 16 better ways to endanger them

Not having your kids immunized against dangerous diseases that kill people is irresponsible and misguided at best.

Sarah Cottrell

Housewife Plus
1:35 pm Thursday, July 20, 2017

Opinion

How much does Medicaid reimburse for affronts to human dignity?

Something inherent in the darker side of our nature still needs to believe some humans have less value than others when it comes to basic human dignity.

Patricia Callahan

Mainely Thoughts
12:53 pm Thursday, July 20, 2017

Bangor

5 Things To Do This Weekend, July 21-23: Homegrown is the way it should be

1. On Friday night in Bangor, River City Cinema screens the 70s blockbuster classic “Jaws” starting at sundown in Pickering Square, while over on the riverside, country singer Sam Hunt performs at the Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion, with guests Maren Morris, Chris Jansen and Ryan Follese. Also that evening, the Focus …

Emily Burnham

Culture Shock
12:30 pm Thursday, July 20, 2017

Health

A lobster, avocado & mango salad that just screams summer in Maine

Looking for a simple but delicious salad to make for summer guests (or just you)? Try this lobster, avocado and mango salad compliments of Stonewall Kitchen.

Diane Atwood

Catching Health
12:16 pm Thursday, July 20, 2017

Outdoors

Snapping turtle steals angler’s big pickerel on Down East lake

If you spend enough time on the water, you’re bound to see plenty of interesting things. And if you make your living as a registered Maine guide, taking people out on the water on a daily basis, chances are that you’ve got a boatload of tales to tell. Mark Danforth, …

John Holyoke

Out There
9:46 am Thursday, July 20, 2017

Politics

Maine Legislature returns to decide on $200M bond package, vetoed bills

The halls of the State House are brimming again with the Legislature back in town for one of its final sessions of 2017.

Christopher Cousins

State & Capitol
8:49 am Thursday, July 20, 2017

Opinion

Sledge hammer government

I have long believed that the historic tragedy that resulted in the United States becoming the eight hundred pound gorilla stomping its way around the world, telling other countries what to do and how to do it was neither good for the American people nor, more often than not, for …

Robert Lenna

Take a Breath
8:00 am Thursday, July 20, 2017

Hancock

Nonprofit to sell 115 year-old waterfront mansion in Bar Harbor

More than 100 years after it was built, and 45 years after it was donated to a local ecumenical nonprofit organization, a highly visible mansion on the Bar Harbor waterfront is going on the market. The Maine Sea Coast Mission announced Tuesday that it plans to sell La Rochelle, a brick …

Bill Trotter

Going Coastal
7:00 am Thursday, July 20, 2017

Hancock

Nonprofit to sell 115-year-old waterfront mansion in Bar Harbor

The combined assessed value for the mansion and the 2.9-acre waterfront lot it sits on is $5.3 million.

Bill Trotter

Going Coastal
7:00 am Thursday, July 20, 2017

Homestead

When things aren’t right – and the many blessings that followed

    We continued to work on the house last week, yet it was evident that things weren’t right with my dad. He was having a hard time walking and moving around. I thought that he was pushing himself too hard. My mom suggested that he might need physical therapy. …

Laura Reed

Laura's House Journey
6:38 am Thursday, July 20, 2017

Health

It’s About Time

Today it’s about time. Downtime, vacation, PTO (paid time off), whatever you call it, it’s an essential ingredient to enjoying life. We all have the same number of hours in a day and days in a week. How we use them is up to us. Is it obvious what is most important …

Bettina Blanchard

Life Simplified
6:00 am Thursday, July 20, 2017

Great stories from a Maine bush pilot

Jake Morrell offers many great stories in his book, Hardscrabble Lodge. I got to visit with Jake at an authors’ event in Boothbay Harbor and eagerly grabbed a copy of his book. Jake and his wife Beth lived an interesting and unusual life as the owners of Hardscrabble Lodge in …

George Smith

George's Outdoor News
5:00 am Thursday, July 20, 2017

Sports

Paul Perillo of Patriots Football Weekly previews the start of Training Camp

NFL Training Camp is just around the corner and to preview the start of camp, Aaron Jackson, Sterling Pingree and Mark Paulette welcomed in Paul Perillo of Patriots Football Weekly to get a preview. Find out Paul’s thoughts on the Patriots schedule, positional battles in camp, which additions might not …

Sterling Pingree

The Drive
4:01 am Thursday, July 20, 2017

Event

New music including Nine Inch Nails, Frankie Rose, Garbage and Empress Of on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

New tracks from Radiohead, Arcade Fire, Grace Mitchell and Billie Eilish premiered on the show this week, while the retro alternative set looked back to some highlights from the year 2003.

Travis Gass

West of The Fields
6:28 pm Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Portland

Netflix is moving in on your sweetheart

Also in your nightly newsletter, Portland took a step toward getting a 68-foot-tall cold storage building for its waterfront.

Seth Koenig

BDN Portland
6:14 pm Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Business

How to Make a Strong Password

Is your data at risk? Recent research reports that 64 percent of Americans have experienced a data breach. If you are using a simple password, your data could be easily accessed by a hacker in under a millisecond. You are even more vulnerable if you use the same password for …

Adam Richards

Opportunity Knocks
5:41 pm Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Aroostook

Money Well Spent

I focus a lot on what I don’t spend my money on. What about the things I do? Sometimes spending more money can actually save money in the long run and sometimes it just makes life a little sweeter. I’ve been called cheap, but I’d like to set the record …

Kara Addington

Resourcefully Yours
3:34 pm Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Sports

Artificial sweeteners are linked to weight gain according to a new study

Artificial sweeteners are linked to weight gain and obesity says a new study. How new is this study? I heard these same study results in 1992. Now it’s all over the TV news and Internet and it’s presented as new information. It’s not new information because we heard it before, …

Jackie Conn

See You Lighter
2:51 pm Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Ignore the money, ignore the polls

It can be tempting. I know.

Matthew Gagnon

Pine Tree Politics
1:50 pm Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Health

When should you see a doctor for a sore throat?

Most sore throats don’t amount to much, but sometimes they do. How do you know when you should have your sore throat checked out? We have the answer.

Diane Atwood

Catching Health
12:35 pm Wednesday, July 19, 2017