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Portland

Stop pooping on Old Orchard Beach. It’s gross.

Also in tonight’s newsletter, what your local news anchor looks like after a snake sticks its tongue in her mouth.

Seth Koenig

BDN Portland
4:19 pm Friday, July 28, 2017

Politics

King: Susan Collins’ party-bucking Obamacare vote took ‘courage’

Maine’s junior senator told reporters on Friday that he has never seen a greater act of political “courage and commitment” than U.S. Sen. Susan Collins’ party-bucking vote.

Michael Shepherd

State & Capitol
2:02 pm Friday, July 28, 2017

Aroostook

Aroostook Outdoor News: 7.28.17 edition

In this edition: 1) Running, mountain biking, and music at the Nordic Trail Festival in Presque Isle. 2) A rescheduled mile run in Caribou. 3) Run to support literacy in Presque Isle. Plus lots more! Have a happy and safe Independence Day! Events:   Sunday, July 30   ISLAND FALLS: …

Mark Shea

offugo...
12:28 pm Friday, July 28, 2017

Homestead

Hottest Maine bachelor with good teeth seeks wife in Aroostook

Sorry, ladies, you missed your chance by about 152 years. Submitted to a subreddit about a month ago, this singles ad penned by an Aroostook man in 1865 has stirred up a lot of hilarious responses because as we all know, the search for love is always a rough game to …

Sarah Cottrell

Housewife Plus
12:16 pm Friday, July 28, 2017

Seniors

Why don’t people return shopping carts & other random ruminations

Summer’s here, so I’d like to think of this week’s post as the blog version of gazpacho—a cool and refreshing concoction of bits and pieces from my files. Well, at the very least, I hope you find it interesting, perhaps with a little bite: Why don’t people return their shopping …

Roxanne Jones

Boomer Haiku
11:50 am Friday, July 28, 2017

Health

How not to hurt your back when you pick something up

There’s a right and a wrong way to pick things up without hurting your back. We have some lessons from two pros — a personal trainer and a toddler.

Diane Atwood

Catching Health
11:09 am Friday, July 28, 2017

Portland

Biking and back roads – the best way to see Maine

After a long and often dreary spring filled with showers and cloudy days, it has been a great summer. I know the summer is not over, but when the temperature manages to reach the lower 40’s in the morning, it’s time to at least cast an eye toward the fall.

But before that happens, I wanted to pass on another reminder to get outside and see the beauty and wonder of the state we live in. And I think one of the best ways to do that is on a bicycle.

David Arenstam

My Secret Maine
11:00 am Friday, July 28, 2017

State

How do I get my neighbors to clean up their yard

One neighbor wants to tell the other neighbor to clean up his personal junk yard. Dear Liz weighs in.

Sarah Cottrell

Dear Liz
10:18 am Friday, July 28, 2017

Outdoors

Counselor-Camper Relationships: Navigating the Gray Area

When clinical psychologist and renowned camp industry consultant Chris Thurber worked with more than 50 camp employees at a training workshop in early July, his message was clear. The relationships between counselors and campers are grounded in camps’ missions. And camp counselors are in the unique position of making those …

Kristine Millard

Summer in Maine: Kids, Camps, Community
9:47 am Friday, July 28, 2017

Seniors

How to handle your hunger

There are different types of hunger. Learn how to recognize and manage them.

Barbara Groth

Healthier You
8:25 am Friday, July 28, 2017

Homestead

It’s raspberry season: Make raspberry baby heart pies

So I invented raspberry baby heart pies, though I have to give name credit to my little boy, and they have been a huge success in our house. They’re so simple, yummy, and homemade that I just had to share.

Crystal Sands

Pajamas, Books, and Chickens
7:51 am Friday, July 28, 2017

Outdoors

Gee Golly!

The guys that I fish with like to have a good time on the water and we are always playing pranks on each other. When I say we have a good time on the water everyone that fishes with me understand that is always sans alcohol. No one needs that …

Jon Peterson

Fishing Poles And Adventures
6:31 am Friday, July 28, 2017

Outdoors

It’s summer, time to battle the bees … or wasps … or whatever

It’s finally summer, and recently I had the chance to brush up my skills in what has to be one of Maine’s most unappreciated semi-annual rituals. I got to wage war with a nest full of bees … or wasps … or hornets … or whatever. All I knew for …

John Holyoke

Out There
6:00 am Friday, July 28, 2017

Politics

The best birthday present? Re-imaging the safety net.

We are due for a rethinking of our social safety net.

Michael Cianchette

He Said It Right
5:26 am Friday, July 28, 2017

Botanical Gardens are spectacular this time of year

  Get yourself down to Boothbay Harbor now, to enjoy the spectacular flowers in the Botanical Gardens.         Linda and I attended a great Maine authors event recently at the Boothbay Harbor rail museum, then spent the afternoon at the Botanical Gardens, including a wonderful lunch at …

George Smith

George's Outdoor News
5:00 am Friday, July 28, 2017

Botanical Gardens are spectacular this time of year

  Get yourself down to Boothbay Harbor now, to enjoy the spectacular flowers in the Botanical Gardens.         Linda and I attended a great Maine authors event recently the the Boothbay Harbor rail museum, then spent the afternoon at the Botanical Gardens, including a wonderful lunch at …

George Smith

George's Outdoor News
5:00 am Friday, July 28, 2017

Sports

Adventures at the 50th Spudland Open

By Sterling Pingree About a year ago, I was playing golf at Bar Harbor Golf Club with my friend Dave McLaughlin when he brought up the idea of playing in a multi-day golf tournament up in Presque Isle. It was too late to sign up at the time of this …

Sterling Pingree

The Drive
4:03 am Friday, July 28, 2017

Opinion

Senator Collins is no meh

And health care doesn’t belong in the marketplace.

Patricia Callahan

Mainely Thoughts
1:38 am Friday, July 28, 2017

Business

Motivating your kids to learn

One of the most difficult aspects of being a parent is finding ways to challenge your children and help them grow through learning. Many children are taught in school with methods that are extrinsically motivating despite research that shows children who are intrinsically motivated learn more and remain motivated longer. …

Adam Richards

Opportunity Knocks
10:39 pm Thursday, July 27, 2017

Sports

50 Years Ago: The Impossible Dream

    “This is really a love story, an affair betwixt a town and a team. A town that waited and waited for what seemed like an Impossible Dream.” These words, the opening words of an album produced by the now defunct WHDH-AM and uttered by long time Red Sox …

Christopher Chavis

Lone Pine Sports
9:00 pm Thursday, July 27, 2017

Portland

How to tell if your turtle is a boy or a girl

Plus, the city of Portland is poised to pick the payment processing firm WEX to develop a high-profile waterfront lot.

Seth Koenig

BDN Portland
5:21 pm Thursday, July 27, 2017

Sports

Christopher Price discusses the start of Patriots camp, BostonSportsJournal.com and his new Patriots book

One of our favorite guests, Christopher Price of the new BostonSportsJournal.com joined Sterling Pingree and Mark Paulette to discuss the start of Patriots training camp, predicting the 53-man roster and his upcoming book The Drive for Five: The Remarkable Run of the 2016 New England Patriots. (Drive for Five is …

Sterling Pingree

The Drive
4:29 pm Thursday, July 27, 2017

Sports

Welcome to Lone Pine Sports

The BDN welcomes Lone Pine Sports to the BDN blog community!

Sarah Cottrell

Lone Pine Sports
3:55 pm Thursday, July 27, 2017