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Portland

Maine is taking Taylor Swift’s advice

Don’t overthink it.

Seth Koenig

BDN Portland
4:55 pm Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Business

Bothered by the fireworks in Maine? Blame China

Fireworks imports from China to Maine have risen sharply this year, up nearly 60 percent in value in advance of the Fourth of July holiday.

Darren Fishell

Widgets and Digits
4:00 pm Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Business

Bothered by the fireworks in Maine? Blame China

Fireworks imports from China to Maine have risen sharply this year, up nearly 60 percent in value in advance of the Fourth of July holiday.

Darren Fishell

Widgets and Digits
4:00 pm Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Health

Should you go to the ER or Express Care?

Sometimes it’s clear that you should call 911 and go to the ER. Other times, not so much. Don’t wait for an emergency — read our expert advice right now.

Diane Atwood

Catching Health
2:42 pm Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Outdoors

My next presentation, book signing: June 29 in Blue Hill

I’ll be giving a presentation about my new (and first ever) guidebook,”Family Friendly Hikes in Maine,” starting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 29, at the Blue Hill Public Library, at 5 Parker Point Road in Blue Hill. This event will be co-hosted by Blue Hill Heritage Trust and the library! At …

Aislinn Sarnacki

Act Out with Aislinn
10:58 am Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Shutting down free speech

Campus activism, and college kids acting like foolish children, is nothing new. But there is something insidiously different about this situation.

Matthew Gagnon

Pine Tree Politics
10:18 am Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Aroostook

Empowering Yourself

Many people see the whole “debt free” journey as a lot of sacrifice. It is, but the benefits outweigh the sacrifices. For me, at least. Living debt free puts me in the driver’s seat of my own life. It’s sad to see people who have to work in a job …

Kara Addington

Resourcefully Yours
10:16 am Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Politics

LePage might not have a budget to veto Friday if lawmakers fail to cut a deal today

It’s the day of reckoning in Augusta. We’ve been giving you updates on the state budget process day after day and ticking off a number of deadlines by which lawmakers must act or cause a government shutdown. Today marks perhaps the hardest deadline yet. The six-member conference committee formed by …

Christopher Cousins

State & Capitol
9:06 am Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Bangor

Grasping and groping in the darkness

One of the greatest things that blogging can do is connect kindred spirits. I am a huge fan of both Jayna Otto and Taylor Kelley – two incredible writers and members of my chosen family. We inspire each other. Taylor guest blogs here in response to Jayna: I read this …

Jim LaPierre

Recovery Rocks
8:55 am Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Food

Maine soldiers had little time to enjoy historic Williamsport in Maryland

WILLIAMSPORT, Md. — Located just off traffic-plagued Interstate-81, this historic and lovely town on the Potomac River has multiple Civil War connections with Maine. Just for that reason alone, Williamsport would be worth the visit — and the sites encountered along the C&O Canal Towpath and the downtown shops only …

Brian Swartz

Maine at War
8:32 am Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Outdoors

Running pioneer has deep roots in Acadia hiking

Robin Emery is well known in Maine as a trailblazer and champion in women’s running, but many people may not be aware of her deep connections to Acadia National Park hiking.

Dolores Kong & Dan Ring

Acadia on My Mind
7:30 am Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Hancock

Toxic algae considered possible cause in whale deaths

After an algal bloom off Cape Cod was identified earlier this month as a possible cause in the deaths of gannet seabirds on the coasts of Maine and Massachusetts, scientists are now considering whether toxic algae may have caused the death of six North Atlantic right whales in the Gulf of …

Bill Trotter

Going Coastal
7:00 am Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Outdoors

Fishing With Kids

Taking a kid fishing is one of the most rewarding things that you could do as a guide. The look of wonder and the new adventures are something that they will never forget.  Make it fun and do not make it all about just catching fish.  Of course you will …

Jon Peterson

Fishing Poles And Adventures
6:52 am Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Business

Fixing Those Annoying Tech Problems

Do you face problems with technology you use on a daily basis? You aren’t alone. Americans workers, for example, rank dead last when it comes to problem-solving skills relating to technology, and it’s a problem that spreads across age gaps of all ranges. Finding solutions for these common issues doesn’t …

Adam Richards

Opportunity Knocks
6:16 am Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Politics

Sacrificing everything at the altar of tax cuts

Burn it down. That’s not a governing philosophy or an ideal. But that is the approach that too many Republicans are taking with government.

David Farmer

David Farmer
5:30 am Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Father’s Day Fishing Adventure Was Fabulous

When son Josh suggested a Father’s Day weekend fishing adventure, I was ecstatic. Josh lives in Massachusetts and doesn’t get much time off, so he doesn’t get much chance to fish – especially with his Dad. Our north woods camp was too distant for a weekend trip to Maine, so …

George Smith

George's Outdoor News
5:00 am Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Portland

The development of Bayside, and a new reason to hate ticks

Your nightly newsletter grab bag of local news, featuring all sorts of potentially deadly critters in Maine.

Seth Koenig

BDN Portland
6:15 pm Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Business

Steps to Landing That Promotion

No one enjoys being in a lower position, with lower wages. But how do you self-promote yourself without feeling anxious? We’ve all felt the need of wanting to become noticed at work at some point in our lives. But, that’s only one of the many ways to help get yourself …

Adam Richards

Opportunity Knocks
4:34 pm Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Homestead

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

I reread “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock,” by T.S. Eliot recently. The poem that spoke to me as a creative, curious sixteen year old pondering aging held new meaning to me as an adult celebrating a birthday two decades and change later. As an adult, the imagery comes …

Sarah Walker Caron

Maine Course
2:59 pm Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Politics

5 times great white sharks were found in Maine waters

These are cases when we can be fairly sure it wasn’t a basking shark.

Seth Koenig

ThinkMaine
2:27 pm Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Homestead

20 ways to live your life more simply

After two years of living my life more on my own terms and learning to live much more frugally, I have my own list of advice to offer those who may be facing a similar decision or just may want to live more simply. I hope this helps others. I hope you find one or two or six things that will make a difference for you.

Crystal Sands

Pajamas, Books, and Chickens
1:43 pm Tuesday, June 27, 2017