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Goo Goo Dolls cancel concert in Portland Wednesday night

The Goo Goo Dolls announced Wednesday morning that their show that evening at the Maine State Pier, with guest artist Phillip Phillips, would be canceled. Lead singer Johnny Rzeznik said he lost his voice due to a cold, which was exacerbated by their show Tuesday night in Boston. “[Thank you for] …

Emily Burnham

Culture Shock
10:28 am Wednesday, August 16, 2017


How do I tell my neighbor to stop smoking pot near my house?

Is there a gentle way to tell your neighbors to stop smoking pot near your house? Dear Liz weighs in.

Sarah Cottrell

Dear Liz
9:35 am Wednesday, August 16, 2017


Mother, wife, and Belfast intelligence agent, Part II

Doffing their kepis to the almost middle-aged matron arriving at the 20th Maine Infantry Regiment’s camp in Virginia’s Stafford County around March 1, 1863, soldiers quietly speculated about her identity. Regimental surgeon Dr. Nahum Parker Monroe ended the conjecture as, observing proper mid-19th century’s etiquette, he dispassionately greeted his 42-year-old …

Brian Swartz

Maine at War
8:33 am Wednesday, August 16, 2017


The Space Between Questions and Answers

My boss has a question. It’s my job to get the answer, but I don’t always have it in my back pocket. Between his question and whoever has that answer, there is always some empty space while I look for the information I need. So, after some running around, phone …

James Tinker

The Day Job
8:18 am Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Sometime Times the Stars Line Up!

If you ever wanted to try for stripers, this seems to be the year to do it. There are a lot of small fish around which at times can be easier to catch. People are catching them from Kittery up into the Penobscot river. I had blocked out three days …

Kevin McKay

McKay's Fishing Adventures
7:54 am Wednesday, August 16, 2017


Ways To Make Your Home More Eco-Friendly

As the cost of energy continues to soar, more people are looking to reduce their energy usage and go green. By reducing your carbon footprint, you can help to protect the environment while also saving more money throughout the year. If you want to make your home eco-friendly, there are …

Adam Richards

Opportunity Knocks
7:00 am Wednesday, August 16, 2017


What is anaphylaxis?

Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction. Because it can be life-threatening, it’s important to know the symptoms and what to do if it develops.

Diane Atwood

Catching Health
6:00 am Wednesday, August 16, 2017


LePage fails the test of Charlottesville

Saturday. Nothing. Sunday. Nothing. Monday. Nothing. Tuesday. It’s bad. It’s not my problem. That was Gov. Paul LePage’s reaction to the events in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend. For LePage, his silence speaks as loud as his usual bluster. Speaking on the radio Tuesday morning, LePage broke his silence when …

David Farmer

David Farmer
5:30 am Wednesday, August 16, 2017


LePage fails the test of Charlottesville

His silence speaks as loud as his usual bluster.

David Farmer

David Farmer
5:30 am Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Moose’s flies all settled on me!

More true tales from Camp Phoenix. In this column, we’ll talk moose. In August, you could expect to see as many as 10 moose in Little Sourdnahunk Lake, eating the water plants. They would wade into the lake, then dip their heads under water to feast on the plants. We …

George Smith

George's Outdoor News
5:00 am Wednesday, August 16, 2017


A landmark Portland marquee is being returned to its former glory

The State Theatre’s “electric tiara” is coming back.

Seth Koenig

BDN Portland
5:23 pm Tuesday, August 15, 2017


A look inside email and text therapy

It’s funny that no matter how much I grow; I catch myself resisting things simply because they’re new to me.  I’m determined not to get old before my time, which means I need to keep trying new things. For years I resisted most forms of therapy and counseling that are …

Jim LaPierre

Recovery Rocks
4:49 pm Tuesday, August 15, 2017


Maine weather: windy through Thursday; weekend showers; eclipse outlook

High pressure slowly advances from the Great Lakes toward the state Wednesday into Thursday, bringing gusty winds along with it. Clouds increase Thursday into Friday as low pressure moves westward. Showers break out over western and southern areas Friday afternoon, overspreading the state Friday night. Steady rain exits Saturday morning. …

Mike Haggett

Pine Tree Weather
4:41 pm Tuesday, August 15, 2017


Former Angus King aide takes job as voice of Maine Democratic Party

The Maine Democratic Party has named a former spokesman for U.S. Sen. Angus King as its new communications director and the Maine Republican Party has brought in a data specialist as Maine’s two major political parties gear up for the 2018 elections. That election will include the entire Legislature, King’s seat …

Christopher Cousins

State & Capitol
3:22 pm Tuesday, August 15, 2017


Roasted Shishito Peppers

If you’d heard the crinkle of deli wrap coming from my direction in recent months, it’s because I’d fallen into a rut — the kind that involves too much takeout being consumed. It’s also the kind of rut that means several corrugated cardboard pizza boxes were sticking out of my recycling bin on …

Sarah Walker Caron

Maine Course
2:47 pm Tuesday, August 15, 2017


Parents can now use artificial intelligence to keep kids safe online

Two dads create an app using AI to alert them when their kids are in danger online.

Sarah Cottrell

Housewife Plus
2:36 pm Tuesday, August 15, 2017


1-minute hike: Orin Falls in Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument

Difficulty: Moderate. Most of the 6-mile hike follows old logging roads that travel over gentle hills, with a short, narrow hiking trail leading to Orin Falls at the far end. How to get there: From a bend in Route 11 at the center of Stacyville (a town that is just …

Aislinn Sarnacki

Act Out with Aislinn
1:35 pm Tuesday, August 15, 2017


Acadia, Millinocket fans join forces for Cadillac to Katahdin virtual race 2017

Jessica Jourdain was only 4 when she moved away from Millinocket, but her heart and mind never left. Now, she’s lining up for the first-ever Cadillac to Katahdin Virtual Run that’s just begun, and running the real-life Millinocket Half Marathon in December, to help raise funds for her struggling hometown. …

Dolores Kong & Dan Ring

Acadia on My Mind
12:10 pm Tuesday, August 15, 2017


Solar eclipse 2017: Where in Maine to watch, how to buy glasses and other tips

While it’s a bummer that this year’s total solar eclipse — set for the afternoon of Monday, Aug. 21 — won’t be viewable in its totality in Maine this time around, it’s still going to be a pretty remarkable astronomical event. Folks in Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, …

Emily Burnham

Culture Shock
11:41 am Tuesday, August 15, 2017


Kashi Hibachi, new Japanese restaurant, opens on Stillwater Avenue in Bangor

The new restaurant will serve sushi, Japanese and Chinese hot appetizer and entrees, and hibachi favorites from the grill.

Emily Burnham

The Daily Simmer
10:46 am Tuesday, August 15, 2017


The murder weapon was a car

A car in the wrong hands can be a lethal weapon, as the recent confrontation in Charlottesville showed us again. It’s impossible for me to fathom how anyone can think that deliberately striking someone with an automobile is acceptable under any circumstances. That it was done in the name of …

Hank Garfield

Slower Traffic
9:26 am Tuesday, August 15, 2017


LePage: Medicaid expansion would ‘kill’ Maine

Gov. Paul LePage has turned his attention squarely at defeating the Medicaid expansion referendum on this November’s ballot, claiming again that broadening eligibility for the government-run program would drive the state into backbreaking debt. LePage’s ardent opposition to Medicaid expansion is nothing new. He has vetoed bids to do so …

Christopher Cousins

State & Capitol
8:54 am Tuesday, August 15, 2017


Grilled and Filled Zucchini Roll-Ups

In case you hadn’t noticed, it’s zucchini season, along with summer squash (and green beans, beets, chard, etc. etc.) There are lots of ways of fixing zukes that take advantage of all their best features: firm flesh, mild flavor, compatibility with other vegetables, cheese, and seasonings. Really, why there are …

Sandy Oliver

Taste Buds
8:47 am Tuesday, August 15, 2017