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Sports

UFC President Dana White talks McGregor vs Mayweather, UFC 212 and the Celtics

UFC President Dana White joined Mark Paulette and Sterling Pingree to discuss UFC 212, his favorite Mike Tyson story and his thoughts on the Celtics playoff run. Dana also broke the news that he was on his way to Los Angeles to meet with Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor to …

Sterling Pingree

The Drive
4:04 am Friday, May 26, 2017

Business

Small Business Growing Pains

A successful business is every entrepreneur’s dream. However, growth often comes with challenges that may put a strain on the business. In this article, we examine some of the most common growing business pains small businesses encounter. We will also look at innovative solutions to counter these challenges. Recruitment An …

Adam Richards

Opportunity Knocks
4:46 pm Thursday, May 25, 2017

Portland

Your guide to Memorial Day in Portland

Good evening from the BDN Portland office on Congress Street. Tonight we’ve got your line up of memorial day weekend fun; the banks of Stephen King’s river give a reporter the chills; and residents want to pay for the mayor’s aide. What we’re talking about Memorable weekend on tap — …

Jake Bleiberg

BDN Portland
4:35 pm Thursday, May 25, 2017

Sports

Can anyone challenge undefeated Penobscot Valley for ‘D’ North softball title?

  With their 8-1 victory over defending two-time Class D North champion Stearns of Millinocket on Tuesday, the undefeated Howlers of Penobscot Valley High School firmly entrenched themselves as the team to beat in the division. Freshman pitcher Leine McKechnie fired a three-hitter with 13 strikeouts for the 12-0 Howlers, …

Larry Mahoney

Extra Bases
2:24 pm Thursday, May 25, 2017

Bangor

5 Things To Do This Weekend, May 26-28: Kicking it off with a bang

1. What’s good in the hood, people? It’s the unofficial kickoff to summer this weekend — even though it technically doesn’t start for a few more weeks — and most of us get a three day weekend, so bring on the fun times, y’all. Friday night in Bangor, take your …

Emily Burnham

Culture Shock
1:28 pm Thursday, May 25, 2017

Event

New campground gives Milo more to boast about

I am thrilled when others from “away” recognize the privilege of living here, as well. It makes my heart happy to see families and business owners relocating to be here, in Piscataquis County. When this happens, it creates a stir in the atmosphere – new life, new excitement, new possibilities.

Denise Buzzelli

A Peek into Piscataquis
8:45 am Thursday, May 25, 2017

Politics

Maine Democrats make their own state government shutdown threat

With less than a month left before statutory adjournment, Democrats have threatened to shut down government if state funding for schools doesn’t reach 55 percent. Fifty-two Democratic and two independent House members, along with four Democratic senators, have signed a pact to oppose any budget bill that doesn’t have “a …

Christopher Cousins

State & Capitol
8:44 am Thursday, May 25, 2017

Portland

Paddling down Stephen King’s river

Paddle ‘Round Portland: Royal River You don’t need to go way up north to have a canoe or kayak adventure. There’s plenty of spots right around town where you can get out on the water before or after work. Remember: every place outside your house is the great outdoors. Enjoy …

Troy R. Bennett

BDN Portland
8:00 am Thursday, May 25, 2017

Food

The Long March for Science

Wow, it’s already been over a month past since the March for Science that happened this past Earth Day, I’ve gotten too caught up in doing science and life to get this post, or other posts out recently. Anyway here goes. My wife Lucy and I spent Earth Day hiking …

David Emerson

The Partial Observer
7:17 am Thursday, May 25, 2017

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

In raw numbers, Bangor posted the steepest loss of population, with an estimated 324 fewer people in 2016 than the prior year. From 2010 to 2016, the Queen City lost more than 1,000 people.

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