Did you ever stop to realize how many products in your house now come in plastic?  I realized this when I saw that a lot of what I haul to the transfer station to recycle is plastic. Look in our fridge and you’d see a… Read More
    The people of Maine have spoken. Much to our governor’s displeasure, we approved Medicaid expansion. Now our president is facilitating discriminatory policies pertaining to Medicaid eligibility and LePage is excitedly refueling the myth that the uninsured are largely “able-bodied” folks who choose not to seek employment. Read More
    The federal government shut down for the first time in more than four years Friday after senators rejected a temporary spending patch and bipartisan efforts to find an alternative fell short as a midnight deadline came and went.  —News Item… Read More
    I raced through all four of Jennifer Wixson’s novels that comprise the Sovereign Series. After stopping long enough to write reviews of each of her first two novels, I intended to do that when I finished reading novel #3, The Songbird of Sovereign, but I made the mistake… Read More
    New HorizonCourtesy: Bangor Daily News For people looking for a safe place to go to withdraw from drugs and alcohol, there’s a new offering in the Greater Bangor Area—a social detox facility in Hampden opened its doors this month. New Horizon, a… Read More
    In this edition: 1) Check out youth ski programs in Presque Isle and Fort Kent. 2) Give cross country skiing and snowshoeing a try in Houlton. 3) Learn about birds in Presque Isle and Fort Fairfield. Plus lots more! Happy trails! Events:… Read More
    Because this is an opinion piece, and because I’m not even making an attempt to be nice, or politically correct, or unbiased, or even friendly, I’ll say this just once, in a way that might (finally) make a difference. The arrow shows where a snowmobile… Read More
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    Kenny Chesney in Bangor in 2013. Photo by Linda Coen O’Kresik Waterfront Concerts announced on Friday that this year’s Country Megaticket — a deal through LiveNation in which one ticket gets you three concerts at one venue — will be featured at the… Read More
    While the high school varsity basketball season rounds the midpoint of its 2017-2018 schedule, another division of the sport is set to kick off its fourth season next week. Co-ed unified basketball, which matches students with developmental disabilities — unified student-athletes — with non-varsity basketball players without… Read More
    Here are two political clichés we should reexamine: We might call the first the Populist Fable, in which the environmental movement is perceived as dominated by a backward looking band of tree-huggers who oppose all progress, put the welfare of snail darters above that of humans, and have… Read More