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Lost, now found, a cannon returns home

There are many stories that surface from time to time with regards to something that has been missing for a very long time and then miraculously found. And, no matter the item, it is gratifying when something is put back in its rightful place. The same can now be said …

RJ Heller

Life Downeast
5:30 pm Tuesday, July 25, 2017


The government’s ‘cheese illuminati’ is secretly trying to stuff your face

Tonight’s edition of The Express evening newsletter is like a stuffed-crust pizza of news.

Seth Koenig

BDN Portland
5:00 pm Tuesday, July 25, 2017


Easy Strawberry Sweet Rolls with Lemon Glaze

“You should paint again,” a woman told me recently during a Downtown Bangor Artwalk. I was talking about the small bit of painting I did with my grandmother as a child, remembering the heavy block of paper she preferred to work with — the one that’s still sold today. My …

Sarah Walker Caron

Maine Course
4:43 pm Tuesday, July 25, 2017


Bangor Historical Society plans busy Civil War weekend in Bangor

The Civil War returns to Bangor Friday-Sunday, July 28-30, as the Bangor Historical Society presents Drums on the Penobscot: A Civil War Experience at the UMA-Bangor campus. The event-filled weekend will feature an encampment, skirmishes, talks and presentations by well-known Civil War historians and authors, artillery demonstrations, living history, a …

Brian Swartz

Maine at War
3:02 pm Tuesday, July 25, 2017



I love answering your questions! Below are some questions I frequently receive about labels, with my answers. Please send me more questions! Just reply to this email to ask. Dear Bettina, How important are labels, really? Isn’t it enough I organize my stuff and make sure it has a permanent home, …

Bettina Blanchard

Life Simplified
1:32 pm Tuesday, July 25, 2017


Jerry Thornton- Barstool Sports on 19-0, Patriots camp and OJ Simpson

With Patriots camp kicking off on Thursday (I didn’t even mean that as a pun, it just happened) Mark Paulette and Aaron Jackson had the chance to talk to the great Jerry Thornton of Barstool Sports. The guys discussed the chances of the Patriots going 19-0, compared this year’s team …

Sterling Pingree

The Drive
1:30 pm Tuesday, July 25, 2017


1-minute hike: Lobster Mountain in Lobster Township

Difficulty: Strenuous. This adventure requires a total of 4 miles of hiking and 3 to 4 miles of paddling. The hiking trail leading up Lobster Mountain is steep and rocky in some areas, but it does not require any hand over foot climbing and does not feature any ladders, rungs …

Aislinn Sarnacki

Act Out with Aislinn
1:15 pm Tuesday, July 25, 2017


On hot mic, Collins calls duel-invoking congressman ‘huge’ and ‘unattractive’

A hot microphone caught U.S. Sen. Susan Collins telling a colleague on Tuesday that the Texas congressman who invoked a duel when discussing her health care stance is “huge” and “unattractive.” Collins later apologized for her candid response to U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold, a Republican who told a radio host on …

Michael Shepherd

State & Capitol
12:54 pm Tuesday, July 25, 2017


Final round of American Folk Festival performers announced

The American Folk Festival on the Bangor Waterfront announced the final six performers set for this year’s festival, slated for Aug. 25-27. They include: The Pride of Maine Black Bear Marching Band, UMaine’s 100-person strong marching band that will kick off this year’s festival with a parade through the grounds. …

Emily Burnham

Culture Shock
12:17 pm Tuesday, July 25, 2017


The One-in-a-Million Boy …Book Review

Ona Vitkus is 104 years old. She is about to go on a journey in search of her past, but does not know this until an odd 11 year old enters her life. The boy’s arrival to her home in pursuit of a merit badge opens a door of redemption …

RJ Heller

Life Downeast
11:11 am Tuesday, July 25, 2017


The princess and the pee stain

There’s sensitive, and then there’s just being spiteful.

John Branning

Facts Optional
10:57 am Tuesday, July 25, 2017


Waking up my inner rockstar for the summer

And so, that first summer, wondering whether outing ourselves as weirdos would earn us a one-way ticket back to the mainland, we donned leotards and wigs, spray-painted water pistols gold, teetered around on platform heels…

Courtney Naliboff

The Frozen Chosen
10:14 am Tuesday, July 25, 2017


Brahma drama: What’s happened to Brahma Grill in Bangor?

It appears that Brahma Grill, a steakhouse on Hammond Street in downtown Bangor, has closed — whether or not the closure is permanent is still not certain, but the business did not reopen on July 17, after a planned two-week vacation in early July. Despite repeated attempts to contact owner …

Emily Burnham

The Daily Simmer
10:03 am Tuesday, July 25, 2017


Nostimo Moussaka! Amazing!

A few thoughts on “personal architecture” – as in, how are you made? Plus, my favoritest ever Greek dish – Moussaka!

Ned White

Journeys Over a Hot Stove
9:29 am Tuesday, July 25, 2017


LePage vetoes bills to raise tobacco-buying age to 21, ban phone use while driving

Gov. Paul LePage said in a Tuesday radio interview that he vetoed bills that would limit tobacco sales to Mainers 21 and older and ban cellphone use while driving, blasting them as “social engineering.” The Republican governor’s vetoes will likely doom at least the cellphone bill, which passed in both legislative chambers last month with less than …

Michael Shepherd

State & Capitol
9:22 am Tuesday, July 25, 2017


Eating healthy isn’t the way to lose weight

Do you want to lose weight? You’re not going to do it by eating healthy and here is why. Let’s start to stop calling food healthy right now! You can have “healthy habits” because that’s using the word correctly. in this context the word healthy is used as an adjective adverb. Your …

Jackie Conn

See You Lighter
9:21 am Tuesday, July 25, 2017


Follow the rubles and other rules for investigating politicians

Trump might try to fire Mueller but whoever carries out the investigation will keep following the money because it’s how collusion may have happened.

Amy Fried

8:56 am Tuesday, July 25, 2017


One Pot Meal with Pork, Cabbage, and Kidney Beans

Why we like one-pot meals: fewer cooking pots and pans, so less mess; get them started, and walk away while they simmer, so less attention required; all the ingredients in the pot flavor each other so one delicious dish results. And in summer, we all have other things to do …

Sandy Oliver

Taste Buds
8:32 am Tuesday, July 25, 2017


Public Transportation in Maine is a lot like Sailing

I didn’t get my sailboat to Rockland on time this year for the North Atlantic Blues Festival, but I did catch some of the action on the water during Friendship Sloop Days. The Rockland Lobster Festival begins August 2. From Bangor, it’s easy to get to Rockland without a car, …

Hank Garfield

Slower Traffic
8:01 am Tuesday, July 25, 2017


Remembering a friend who had ‘a heart as big as Portland’

As gentrification gobbles up whole neighborhoods, his passing can’t help but feel like a punctuation mark at the end of golden time for this city.

Troy R. Bennett

BDN Portland
7:49 am Tuesday, July 25, 2017


The message of mountains in a time of small thinking

Think like a mountain, Aldo Leopold exhorted us 68 years ago in A Sand County Almanac. But how does a mountain think, I wondered one recent peaceful morning in Acadia National Park, as I climbed Brown Mountain (elevation: 852 feet)? You call that a mountain, my western friend asks? Well, …

James G. Blaine

7:22 am Tuesday, July 25, 2017