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Opinion

Dear Adam Lee: It’s my blog not yours

But feel free to get a BDN blog of your own.

Patricia Callahan

Mainely Thoughts
9:06 pm Thursday, March 23, 2017

Portland

Oil spill bill probably dead in the water

Good evening from the BDN Portland office on Congress Street. Tonight: a whole mess of things. What we’re talking about Bill to protect against Maine oil spills likely dead — Jake Bleiberg followed up this morning on the proposed bill that came after his reporting on ship-to-ship fuel transfers: A …

Dan MacLeod

BDN Portland
6:45 pm Thursday, March 23, 2017

Business

How Maine fuel assistance funds have changed since 2013

While Bangor, Lewiston and Skowhegan stand to be hardest hit by losing federal heating assistance funds, the amounts given out to individual towns has already been on the decline in recent years. [Bangor would be hardest-hit by Trump cuts to heating aid] Figures from the Maine State Housing Authority show how those amounts have …

Darren Fishell

Widgets and Digits
3:53 pm Thursday, March 23, 2017

Homestead

Do the public a favor and wear one of these when you get sick

Do you know how to properly wear a face mask when you’re sick? If not, you should read this so you can keep your germs to yourself.

Sarah Cottrell

Housewife Plus
3:43 pm Thursday, March 23, 2017

Living

Introducing Ceiling and Visibility Unlimited to the BDN blog network

Curious about aviation in Maine? We’ve got your answer for that with this brand new blog by Allison Markey.

Allison Markey

Ceiling and Visibility Unlimited
3:23 pm Thursday, March 23, 2017

Seniors

New marriage at midlife means more family to love

One of the many pleasures of having remarried later in life is getting close with Douglas’ family, which is now my family, too. From the very first time he brought me home to meet the clan at his mother’s house — it was at Thanksgiving in 2012 — I have …

Meg Haskell

Living it Forward
2:10 pm Thursday, March 23, 2017

Seniors

Mindful retirement

Can mindfulness and adventure happily coexist in retirement planning? The answer is “yes” if you’re a baby boomer client working with Ryan Howes, a Belfast based professional climber and mountain adventure guide.

Kathryn Avery

Your Countdown to Retirement
2:04 pm Thursday, March 23, 2017

Sports

Jen McCaffrey of MASSLive.com talks Chris Sale’s success and when David Price might pitch this season

Just under two weeks away from opening day, Jen McCaffrey joined Sterling Pingree and Mark Paulette to talk about Chris Sale’s first tangle with the Yankees, the left arm health of David Price and Drew Pomeranz and whether or not the WBC final game matters.   Catch The Drive, weekdays …

Sterling Pingree

The Drive
1:46 pm Thursday, March 23, 2017

Outdoors

Camp POSTCARD: Giving Kids a Camp Experience and a New Look at Law Enforcement

Every summer since 1994, law enforcement officers from around the state have exchanged their uniforms for shorts and t-shirts to spend a week in an unlikely role: camp counselors. Camp POSTCARD (Police Officers Striving To Create and Reinforce Dreams) was founded in a joint effort of the Maine Sheriffs Association, …

Kristine Millard

Summer in Maine: Kids, Camps, Community
12:57 pm Thursday, March 23, 2017

Living

It’s National Puppy Day. Here are 10 good dogs from Maine.

We love dogs at #Maine. But, our second favorite hashtag is #mainedogs. Here are a few good dogs we found.

Samuel Shepherd

#Maine
12:50 pm Thursday, March 23, 2017

Outdoors

From alligators to hares, it’s been an eventful week in the outdoors

Spend enough time writing about the Maine outdoors and you’ll find any number of tales that seem too far-fetched to be true. Just last year, a massive snake (Maine doesn’t have native large snakes, of course) was spotted in Wesbrook, and the townsfolk began keeping their kids indoors. We get …

John Holyoke

Out There
12:28 pm Thursday, March 23, 2017

Bangor

5 Things To Do This Weekend, March 24-26: The Rites of Spring. Right?

1. I think we can all agree that this past week’s weather is little more than a cruel joke played by Mother Nature. Well played, ma’am. Well played. Sending us scurrying back into our big winter jackets and blanket forts. You got us there. Looking ahead to this marginally warmer …

Emily Burnham

Culture Shock
11:22 am Thursday, March 23, 2017

Living

Forbes demands we ‘stop ignoring’ this hidden gem in Maine

In a post published on March 22, Forbes’ Kayla Brizo says people who live in the northeast (hey, that’s us!) might have a new spot to go on vacation other than “Boston, Philly, D.C., [or] Toronto.” It’s Portland! Apparently this city, located between Falmouth and South Portland, is a beautiful place …

Samuel Shepherd

#Maine
11:06 am Thursday, March 23, 2017

Living

Study reveals rate of midlife mortality skyrocketing in middle-aged white Americans

Princeton professors Ann Case and Angus Deaton appeared on National Public Radio’s Morning Edition today to speak about their 2015 paper that found an unprecedented increase in midlife mortality in white Americans.

Samuel Shepherd

#Maine
11:03 am Thursday, March 23, 2017

Homestead

That giant chicken isn’t terrifying: Just ask chicken people

Because I’m the chicken lady among all of my Facebook friends, any time there’s a chicken story in the news or going viral, it’s shared on my Facebook wall, usually many times. The first time I saw the video of that giant chicken, my first thought was “Oh, I want one.”

Crystal Sands

Pajamas, Books, and Chickens
9:38 am Thursday, March 23, 2017

Business

All but 2 Maine counties had more deaths than births in 2016

Census estimates released Thursday show that only two of Maine’s 16 counties had more births than deaths last year. Cumberland and Androscoggin counties were the only places in the state where more people were born than died, according to the census estimates. The county-level census figures describe how demographers think the state gained 2,000 people …

Darren Fishell

Widgets and Digits
9:33 am Thursday, March 23, 2017

Politics

Rep. Poliquin can’t hide from health care vote

The lengths to which Maine Second-District Representative Bruce Poliquin will go to avoid taking a stand on an issue have become a running joke. He usually scrupulously avoids taking public positions to the extent that the BDN could have basically just re-run this cartoon of him hiding under his desk …

Mike Tipping

Mike Tipping
9:28 am Thursday, March 23, 2017

Politics

LePage will take his fight against North Woods monument to DC

Good morning from Augusta, where Gov. Paul LePage is planning another trip to Washington, D.C. This time, it’s about the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument. The Republican governor told WGAN on Thursday he’s going in April or May to testify before a congressional committee that former President Barack Obama …

Christopher Cousins

State & Capitol
9:03 am Thursday, March 23, 2017

State

Dear Liz gets marriage advice from a divorce lawyer

We have some great marriage advice from a divorce lawyer that you’re not going to want to miss.

Sarah Cottrell

Dear Liz
7:58 am Thursday, March 23, 2017

Health

Easy ways to add a healthy new vegetable — seaweed — to your diet

Why add seaweed to your diet? It’s loaded with nutrients. And don’t turn up your nose if you’ve never tried it! Check out these great tips and recipes.

Diane Atwood

Catching Health
6:00 am Thursday, March 23, 2017

Maine brewers seek legislative help

Probably Maine microbrews should have been served to the legislature’s Veterans and Legal Affairs Committee as they hosted public hearings on a six-pack of bills designed to help this amazing industry to continue to expand. I’m sure the hearings would have been more fun. Wading through six bills on any …

George Smith

George's Outdoor News
5:00 am Thursday, March 23, 2017

Sports

Recurring nightmare: will the Bruins collapse again?

By Matthew Cunha A week ago on Wednesday night, the Boston Bruins knocked off the Calgary Flames to win their fourth straight game and kill the Flames 10-game win streak and the Bruins were just 4 points behind the Canadiens for 1st place in the Atlantic division. Optimism was blooming …

Sterling Pingree

The Drive
4:07 am Thursday, March 23, 2017