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Track the total eclipse over Maine on August 21st

Maine will see the solar eclipse, but how much of it? That depends on your zip code.

Sarah Cottrell

Housewife Plus
12:48 pm Wednesday, July 26, 2017


Ondine, new restaurant in Belfast, to feature locally-sourced menu items

Evan Mallett, acclaimed chef and owner of the Black Trumpet restaurant in Portsmouth, N.H., will open his latest restaurant, Ondine Oyster & Wine Bar, in Belfast this Friday. Ondine, named after a mythological elemental water spirit, will feature menu items that showcase an array of locally, sustainably-sourced ingredients, including seafood, meats …

Emily Burnham

The Daily Simmer
11:36 am Wednesday, July 26, 2017


Recipe for Happiness

If happiness is the vehicle, gratitude is the engine. Have you ever noticed that some people can’t seem to be happy, no matter what? Happiness isn’t an event or an occurrence, it’s a choice.  When you start off your day being grateful for the good things in your life, the …

Kara Addington

Resourcefully Yours
9:24 am Wednesday, July 26, 2017


How do I get my husband to want me

How do you get the spark back in a marriage once it is gone? Dear Liz and her sassy friends weigh in.

Sarah Cottrell

Dear Liz
9:06 am Wednesday, July 26, 2017


What is the scoop on sugar addiction

There is a new evil food and although it’s been around forever and we learned as children to go easy on it and the foods containing it, recently its evil-quotient has blown sky high. I’m talking about sugar You think saturated fat and trans fat is bad for you? Well, if …

Jackie Conn

See You Lighter
8:59 am Wednesday, July 26, 2017


LePage orders review of forestry tax break he wants to tighten

Gov. Paul LePage issued an executive order on Monday scrutinizing a tax break aimed at preserving commercial woodlots, telling his forestry bureau to reach out to local assessors who administer it and submit a report to his office by December. The Republican governor wants to tighten the Maine Tree Growth Tax program, which …

Michael Shepherd

State & Capitol
8:57 am Wednesday, July 26, 2017


Hotheads, hot mics and duels: Is there hope for the Republic?

With health care hanging in the balance for millions of people, including 117,000 Mainers, earlier this week we were treated to the musings of a Texas blowhard named Blake Farenthold. Farenthold is a member of Congress from Corpus Christi. He’s a lawyer and talk radio host. He’s been accused of …

David Farmer

David Farmer
5:30 am Wednesday, July 26, 2017


On hothead, hot mics and duels: Is there hope for the Republic?

What is it about loudmouthed guys and duels?

David Farmer

David Farmer
5:30 am Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Legislature overrides Governor’s veto of Public Lands bill

After several years of intense effort, a bill governing our public lands has been enacted, thanks to votes in the House and Senate to override the Governor’s veto of the bill. Several legislators, including my State Senator Tom Saviello, and our state’s major environmental groups, deserve credit for crafting this …

George Smith

George's Outdoor News
5:00 am Wednesday, July 26, 2017


The 2017 Patriots: 19o Your Job

By Mark Paulette NFL training camps open across the country this week with all 32 teams sharing a collective goal of hoisting the Lombardi trophy on February 4th in Minneapolis, Minnesota. For many, this is simply a pipe dream. In fact, a very strong case could be made that it’s …

Sterling Pingree

The Drive
4:07 am Wednesday, July 26, 2017


Celebrating Important People In Your Life

Often times we find ourselves in such a hurry that it can be difficult to take a moment to look around and take stock of the meaningful relationships that we have. Birthdays, anniversaries, and other “special” events are a great reminder for us to tell people what they mean to …

Adam Richards

Opportunity Knocks
2:50 am Wednesday, July 26, 2017


Lost, now found, a cannon returns home

There are many stories that surface from time to time with regards to something that has been missing for a very long time and then miraculously found. And, no matter the item, it is gratifying when something is put back in its rightful place. The same can now be said …

RJ Heller

Life Downeast
5:30 pm Tuesday, July 25, 2017


The government’s ‘cheese illuminati’ is secretly trying to stuff your face

Tonight’s edition of The Express evening newsletter is like a stuffed-crust pizza of news.

Seth Koenig

BDN Portland
5:00 pm Tuesday, July 25, 2017


Easy Strawberry Sweet Rolls with Lemon Glaze

“You should paint again,” a woman told me recently during a Downtown Bangor Artwalk. I was talking about the small bit of painting I did with my grandmother as a child, remembering the heavy block of paper she preferred to work with — the one that’s still sold today. My …

Sarah Walker Caron

Maine Course
4:43 pm Tuesday, July 25, 2017


Bangor Historical Society plans busy Civil War weekend in Bangor

The Civil War returns to Bangor Friday-Sunday, July 28-30, as the Bangor Historical Society presents Drums on the Penobscot: A Civil War Experience at the UMA-Bangor campus. The event-filled weekend will feature an encampment, skirmishes, talks and presentations by well-known Civil War historians and authors, artillery demonstrations, living history, a …

Brian Swartz

Maine at War
3:02 pm Tuesday, July 25, 2017



I love answering your questions! Below are some questions I frequently receive about labels, with my answers. Please send me more questions! Just reply to this email to ask. Dear Bettina, How important are labels, really? Isn’t it enough I organize my stuff and make sure it has a permanent home, …

Bettina Blanchard

Life Simplified
1:32 pm Tuesday, July 25, 2017


Jerry Thornton- Barstool Sports on 19-0, Patriots camp and OJ Simpson

With Patriots camp kicking off on Thursday (I didn’t even mean that as a pun, it just happened) Mark Paulette and Aaron Jackson had the chance to talk to the great Jerry Thornton of Barstool Sports. The guys discussed the chances of the Patriots going 19-0, compared this year’s team …

Sterling Pingree

The Drive
1:30 pm Tuesday, July 25, 2017


1-minute hike: Lobster Mountain in Lobster Township

Difficulty: Strenuous. This adventure requires a total of 4 miles of hiking and 3 to 4 miles of paddling. The hiking trail leading up Lobster Mountain is steep and rocky in some areas, but it does not require any hand over foot climbing and does not feature any ladders, rungs …

Aislinn Sarnacki

Act Out with Aislinn
1:15 pm Tuesday, July 25, 2017


On hot mic, Collins calls duel-invoking congressman ‘huge’ and ‘unattractive’

A hot microphone caught U.S. Sen. Susan Collins telling a colleague on Tuesday that the Texas congressman who invoked a duel when discussing her health care stance is “huge” and “unattractive.” Collins later apologized for her candid response to U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold, a Republican who told a radio host on …

Michael Shepherd

State & Capitol
12:54 pm Tuesday, July 25, 2017


Final round of American Folk Festival performers announced

The American Folk Festival on the Bangor Waterfront announced the final six performers set for this year’s festival, slated for Aug. 25-27. They include: The Pride of Maine Black Bear Marching Band, UMaine’s 100-person strong marching band that will kick off this year’s festival with a parade through the grounds. …

Emily Burnham

Culture Shock
12:17 pm Tuesday, July 25, 2017