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Bangor

Brantley Gilbert set for September concert at Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion in Bangor

Country artist Brantley Gilbert has been added to the summer lineup at the Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion. Gilbert will perform on Friday, Sept. 8, with guests Tyler Farr and Luke Combs. Tickets go on sale via Ticketmaster on Friday, June 30. Gilbert has released two platinum-selling albums of country rock, including …

Emily Burnham

Culture Shock
1:56 pm Monday, June 26, 2017

Seniors

Making peace with the silence that death brings

  My son-in-law Daryl and I were in my late husband’s woodworking shop on a recent evening doing a little project. Well, Daryl was doing the project — I was supervising and my stepdaughter was getting dinner. Daryl was making a brace to stabilize my dogs’ portable exercise pen I …

Julie Harris

When Life Gives You Curves
1:37 pm Monday, June 26, 2017

Outdoors

Where in the woods am I? Win an L.L.Bean gift card!

The prize for this week’s “Where in the Woods” trail ID contest is a $50 gift card to L.L.Bean! A big thank you to Charlie’s for sponsoring this contest and making this awesome prize possible each week! To enter the contest, all you have to do is guess where I …

Aislinn Sarnacki

Act Out with Aislinn
10:56 am Monday, June 26, 2017

Portland

This Portland train station was demolished to make room for a strip mall

There’s still two remnants of Union Station you can see in Portland today. Part of the train shed made its was to Thompson’s Point. What’s left of the old clock sits in a glass case in Congress Square.

Troy R. Bennett

BDN Portland
10:30 am Monday, June 26, 2017

Health

How Nicole Petit lives with diabetes. Part two: Acceptance and ownership

Being a teenager is challenging enough, but imagine adding diabetes to the mix. Nicole Petit, who’s now an adult, tells us how she struggled to keep a balance.

Diane Atwood

Catching Health
10:22 am Monday, June 26, 2017

Sports

New Maine Baseball Coach Nick Derba talks about the future of Black Bears Baseball

Hours after formally be announced as the head baseball coach at the University of Maine, Nick Derba joined Sterling Pingree, Mark Paulette and guest host Larry Mahoney to talk about what’s next for the program and why this Orono is a good fit for Coach Derba.     Catch The …

Sterling Pingree

The Drive
9:12 am Monday, June 26, 2017

Politics

LePage tells Legislature to vote for his budget or there will be a shutdown

Good morning from Augusta, where we think it’s safe to start your government shutdown clock — if you have one — after a Friday meeting between Gov. Paul LePage and the Legislature’s top Democrat that has only inflamed partisan tension at the State House. A Democratic account of that meeting …

Michael Shepherd

State & Capitol
8:51 am Monday, June 26, 2017

Bangor

Please help Sadie Riggs story go viral

I read two articles on Facebook this weekend that I thought were both important and very indicative of the times we live in. The first went viral over a year ago. It’s written by a young woman who describes how tedious she finds the dating scene to be. Melisa Moeller …

Jim LaPierre

Recovery Rocks
8:45 am Monday, June 26, 2017

Politics

Maine needs leadership, not acrimony, to pass a budget

This is not the way lawmaking is supposed to happen outside of an Eastern Bloc nation.

Lance Dutson

Lance Dutson
5:30 am Monday, June 26, 2017

Hooray for Arctic charr restoration!

The restoration of Arctic charr in Big Reed Pond is a very big story. After years of waiting to find out if the restoration worked, I feared failure. But on Saturday, DIF&W issued a press release announcing that their fisheries biologists have finally determined that the charr are naturally reproducing …

George Smith

George's Outdoor News
5:00 am Monday, June 26, 2017

Business

Steps to landing a job in the medical field

Earning a position as a licensed, accredited, knowledgeable, competent physician is extremely difficult. Doctor hopefuls must pass through several stages of applications, school work, résumé building, clinical experience, and ever-rigorous schooling. Fortunately, the career path to being a doctor is relatively clear cut, despite it taking so long. Included are …

Adam Richards

Opportunity Knocks
3:59 am Monday, June 26, 2017

Sports

Win Three For Maine Racer Theriault

Two stories this week about hard working racers from Maine competing on the national stage, Austin Theriault from Fort Kent in ARCA and John Cassidy from Bangor in Rally America.

Tom Hale

Up North Motorsports
12:33 am Monday, June 26, 2017

Business

Modern Ways to Help Kids Learn

The traditional school curriculum has been surpassed with new discoveries to assist with education. Today’s child now has access to modern approaches for faster and easier learning. Tools that complement specific learning styles are available to assist with education, retention and acquired skills for all ages and developmental phases. Understanding …

Adam Richards

Opportunity Knocks
10:50 pm Sunday, June 25, 2017

Homestead

Decisions, decisions, decisions

There is nothing monumental to report over the last week, but I feel progress has been made in many areas. I’ve been driving myself, along with my Facebook friends, crazy trying to make interior decisions.   Still no news to report on my townhouse. My realtor had an Open House …

Laura Reed

Laura's House Journey
8:18 pm Sunday, June 25, 2017

Homestead

BDN blogger in New York Times bestselling series

What would you do if your toddler said something SO EMBARRASSING and SO TABOO in public that you wish the floor would open up and swallow you whole? Well, that’s exactly what I grapple with in a new hilarious story published in the fifth volume, But Did You Die: Setting …

Sarah Cottrell

Housewife Plus
8:39 am Sunday, June 25, 2017

Politics

A Subtle Bias against the Bus

  Last week, our local newspaper, the Bangor Daily News, reported some good news for public transportation in the area. The Community Connector bus system has acquired several new buses. Several officials speculated that the new, reliable buses could lead to an eventual extension of service hours later in the …

Hank Garfield

Slower Traffic
9:53 pm Saturday, June 24, 2017

Living

A Wicked Maine Aviation Summer

No matter what our age, the fascination of aviation is always a guaranteed good time! As school ends and summer begins, the challenge for activities for kids of all ages starts. Whether you’re a local Mainer or just visiting “from away,” Maine has lots of aviation-related museums to check out …

Allison Markey

Ceiling and Visibility Unlimited
8:12 pm Saturday, June 24, 2017

Homestead

Our Roof is Finished!

It’s been a long two weeks of having the roof on both the house and barn reshingled, but it’s finally done! What started out as a four day gig turned into a much longer ordeal with all the rainstorms that decided to come through the area. (Of course, I can’t …

Jennifer Jelliff-Russell

Homesteading Misadventures
3:30 pm Saturday, June 24, 2017

Opinion

The addiction epidemic is the millennials’ Vietnam

It will easily take an entire generation to heal and recover from this mess as a society.

Patricia Callahan

Mainely Thoughts
2:03 pm Saturday, June 24, 2017

Food

“No Fairer Spectacle” – Rare Pictures of a Maine St John’s Day, 1897

In 1897, the Franco-American national society of Lewiston, Maine, held a parade to mark the 25th anniversary of its founding. The Institut Jacques-Cartier had helped the community celebrate the feast of Saint John the Baptist – La Saint-Jean – every year on June 24th, but the 1897 parade was a special occasion. …

James Myall

Parlez-Vous American?
2:03 pm Saturday, June 24, 2017