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Sports

Habits to cultivate to stay feeling and looking younger longer

It’s no secret that the world belongs to the young. Everybody seems to want to fight aging. I happen to think aging is a good thing – a very good thing. I don’t like the alternative at all. Aging is a gift, but lots of people are doing and buying everything …

Jackie Conn

See You Lighter
7:05 am Thursday, May 25, 2017

Health

Tips on making the perfect healthy and delicious smoothie

Lisa Sharp, who owns Peachy’s Smoothie Cafe, shares one of her recipes and some tips for making your own perfect smoothies.

Diane Atwood

Catching Health
6:00 am Thursday, May 25, 2017

NRCM newsletter features lots of important issues and news

The new emailed newsletter of the Natural Resources Council of Maine contains an impressive and important amount of news, both good and bad. I want to share this with you today. Here it is. NRCM News It’s spring in Maine, so we’re still digging into our work at the State …

George Smith

George's Outdoor News
5:00 am Thursday, May 25, 2017

Business

Bangor’s shrinking population reflects a northern Maine trend

Population losses continued to sweep inland communities north of Augusta last year, according to local estimates released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau. The latest figures show communities in Aroostook, Piscataquis, Washington and Penobscot counties posted the largest estimated population losses, by percentage change. In raw numbers, Bangor posted the steepest loss of population, with an estimated 324 fewer …

Darren Fishell

Widgets and Digits
4:30 am Thursday, May 25, 2017

Business

The Northern Maine exodus continued in 2016, census says

Bangor’s shrinking population reflects a northern Maine trend.

Darren Fishell

Widgets and Digits
4:30 am Thursday, May 25, 2017

Sports

One small win in Cleveland, one giant leap for Celtic-kind

By Matthew Cunha The Boston Celtics went to Cleveland and stole a game. Despite the loss in the second game in Cleveland, game four was perhaps an even more impressive showing. It took a 40 point third quarter (23 from Kyrie Irving) on 76.2% shooting for the Cavs to win. …

Sterling Pingree

The Drive
4:19 am Thursday, May 25, 2017

Opinion

Is Our Increasing Consumption a Sign of Our Prosperity?

I wanted to share with the readership a blog that I wrote this week for The NEP-HIS Blog in response to Dr. Bruce Sacerdote’s working paper “Fifty Years of Growth in American Consumption, Income, and Wages.” I thought it was important to approach this from our “glocal” perspective in order to better …

Stefano Tijerina

The Glocal
6:42 pm Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Event

New music including Beach House, Courtney Barnett, Miya Folick and Local Natives on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

I premiered new tracks from Grizzly Bear, Phoenix and !!! on the show this week, while the retro alternative set paid tribute to the late Chris Cornell.

Travis Gass

West of The Fields
6:36 pm Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Portland

Mayhew’s exit

Good evening from the BDN Portland office on Congress Street. Tonight DHHS Commissioner Mary Mayhew is out; the Black Lives Matter protester won’t face charges; and a red tide has rolled in. What we’re talking about Mayhew is out — Mary Mayhew, who has served as Maine commissioner of Health …

Jake Bleiberg

BDN Portland
4:53 pm Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Sports

Maine Baseball coach Nick Derba previews the America East Baseball Tournament

Maine Baseball coach Nick Derba joined Aaron Jackson and Mark Paulette to preview the Black Bears in the America East Tournament and their first round game on Wednesday vs Albany.       Catch The Drive, weekdays 4pm to 6pm on 92.9fm The Ticket and streaming live at DriveShowMaine.com. Follow …

Sterling Pingree

The Drive
4:15 pm Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Ranked-choice failure was avoidable

Well, I hate to say I told you so. But, I told you so. I tried. I tried to warn you all that ranked-choice voting was unconstitutional. Said I, in late October of last year, “The language [in the Maine Constitution], however, is not about defining the upper limit of …

Matthew Gagnon

Pine Tree Politics
3:07 pm Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Sports

Do you need a smart phone to do Weight Watchers

“Can I do Weight Watchers® without a computer or a smart phone?” This is a frequently asked question and it replaces the old question, “Can I do Weight Watchers without going to meetings?”   Yes, You can do Weight Watchers without computers or iOS or Android mobile devices. Yes, you can …

Jackie Conn

See You Lighter
2:50 pm Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Seniors

Big changes, small steps

Planning for retirement is anxiety producing for most baby boomers. Contemplating this major life change can leave you feeling adrift and out of control. Learn the three phases of change and how to embrace them rather than resist them.

Kathryn Avery

Your Countdown to Retirement
2:16 pm Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Outdoors

Summer Forecast 2017

This weekend marks the unofficial start to summer, and for many of you, it can’t get here fast enough.  The nearly 100 inches of snow this winter is still fresh in the minds of many, and up to last week, spring hasn’t been kind to  us either. The anticipation of …

Charlie Lopresti

Check in with Charlie
1:54 pm Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Health

Carfentanil is now part of Maine’s epidemic

Now we have a new, terrifying wrinkle in this mess.

Amy Kenney

#HealthyRegion
1:02 pm Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Aroostook

A Gift to Myself

As I quickly approach my 40th birthday, I want to take a moment to reflect on what I’ve learned so far.  The best way I could fully appreciate my most important lessons was to write a letter to my 13-year-old self.  What would you say? This is what I came …

Kara Addington

Resourcefully Yours
12:34 pm Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Outdoors

Party time: Celebrate my first guidebook with me June 1

My debut hiking guidebook, “Family-Friendly Hikes in Maine,” was released this month by Down East Books in partnership with the BDN, and it’s time to celebrate! The book launch party will be 4:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 1, at Epic Sports, 6 Central Street in Bangor. The event is free and open …

Aislinn Sarnacki

Act Out with Aislinn
11:14 am Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Food

A descendant seeks her Maine Civil War hero at Poplar Grove National Cemetery

Editor’s note: Dawn Langton of Florida is a great-great granddaughter of Willard Greenleaf Delano, who mustered with the 1st Maine Heavy Artillery Regiment in Bangor in 1863 and died at Petersburg on June 18, 1864. This is the tale of her search for her ancestor’s burial site. By Dawn Langton …

Brian Swartz

Maine at War
11:05 am Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Politics

LePage’s push for a statewide teacher contract fails its first test

After voicing tepid openness to negotiating Gov. Paul LePage’s call for a statewide teacher contract, Democrats have drawn a line in the sand that could doom the proposal. Democrats on the Legislature’s Education Committee on Tuesday rejected the bill, which was sponsored by Rep. Matt Pouliot, R-Augusta. The committee votes …

Christopher Cousins

State & Capitol
8:52 am Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Health

Is a daily multivitamin “worth it”?

Do you take a multivitamin every day? Is it necessary? Registered dietitian Andrea Paul gives us her answer.

Diane Atwood

Catching Health
7:31 am Wednesday, May 24, 2017