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Portland

Your guide to the new Airbnb rules

Also, technically, spiders could eat all of humanity in one year.

Dan MacLeod

BDN Portland
6:45 pm Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Portland

A Biddeford clothing designer is opening a new shop in the Old Port

  Where pottery was manufactured, exported and imported in the 1800s, soon eco-friendly wraps, skirts and versatile women’s clothing will rule 271 Commercial Street. Biddeford-based designer Roxi Suger, plans to open her second Maine store in May in the E. Swasey and Co. Pottery Building. As a counter to Athletica, …

Kathleen Pierce

Urban Eye
3:45 pm Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Business

Health care industry gave a big boost to Maine earnings last year

Maine earnings rose about $1.56 billion in 2016, with total personal income growing at the 17th fastest rate in the country. The figures show Maine catching up slightly with personal income growth in other states since the Great Recession started in late 2007. About one dollar in six of the new Maine-based earnings went to people working in …

Darren Fishell

Widgets and Digits
3:40 pm Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Outdoors

1-minute hike: River Pond Nature Trail near Millinocket

Difficulty: Easy to moderate. The trails, which intersect to form several loop hikes of different lengths, travel over small hills and uneven forest floor. How to get there: Take the I-95 Exit 244, then turn northwest on Route 157 toward Medway and Millinocket. In about 11 miles, you’ll be in downtown …

Aislinn Sarnacki

Act Out with Aislinn
2:42 pm Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Politics

More than 50 Maine lawmakers may have violated income disclosure rules

A Maine ethics watchdog said in a Tuesday memo that Maine lawmakers may have been widely unaware of income disclosure rules, with an initial review finding 58 of them didn’t file required updates in 2016. It comes after the Maine Republican Party has seized on issues surrounding Rep. Ryan Tipping, D-Orono, who LePage called on to resign …

Michael Shepherd

State & Capitol
1:58 pm Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Homestead

Roasted Broccoli Grain Bowl with Shallot Vinaigrette

Don’t tell my daughter’s favorite pot — the big pasta pot she’s named Patricia — but I play favorites in my kitchen all the time. There’s my worn, stained baking sheets — I like to think of them as well-seasoned — that I love for roasting veggies (and sometimes baking …

Sarah Walker Caron

Maine Course
1:27 pm Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Homestead

Everything you thought you knew about Lyme disease is wrong

Spring in Maine means lots of wonderful things like erratic temperatures, snow squalls and crocuses, and mud season. It also means that ticks are coming out to play and they are looking for fresh blood to suck and infect with their nasty buffet of diseases. Of particular concern is Lyme …

Sarah Cottrell

Housewife Plus
1:03 pm Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Living

Maine isn’t very noisy, according to this map

No surprises here. Maine isn’t very noisy.

Samuel Shepherd

#Maine
11:41 am Tuesday, March 28, 2017

State

I lent my friend money and she will not pay me back. What do I do?

Is it ever really wise to lend money to family or friends? Dear Liz takes a tough stance on this one.

Sarah Cottrell

Dear Liz
11:06 am Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Politics

An Allagash White-fueled evening with Paul LePage

Good morning from Augusta, where our editor has asked for a “gonzo mood piece” in your Daily Brief, based on our experience having Gov. Paul LePage pour us beers last night at The Quarry Tap Room. We wouldn’t dare try to emulate the great Hunter S. Thompson nor do anywhere …

Christopher Cousins

State & Capitol
8:56 am Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Bangor

Addiction in the family: Education and Support

Please mark your calendars for this local event. It’s free of charge and is a stakeholder meeting to develop greater support for families and friends who have loved ones in active addiction or early recovery:   Wednesday, May 3, 5:30-7:00 PM The BARN (Bangor Area Recovery Network) 142 Center Street, Brewer, Maine …

Jim LaPierre

Recovery Rocks
8:31 am Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Seniors

Twenty-two signs I am not aging as gracefully as I’d like

I was hoping for “distinguished,” but am lurching toward “extinguished.”

John Branning

Facts Optional
7:00 am Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Seniors

Twenty-two signs I am not aging as gracefully as I’d like

I was hoping for “distinguished,” but am lurching toward “extinguished.”

John Branning

Facts Optional
7:00 am Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Sports

How do you know if you’re eating enough

I am writing about how to know if you’re eating enough in this blog, and oddly some people believe you will gain weight if you don’t eat enough. That is the starvation mode myth and it’s crazy. If that were true then how did Mahatma Gandhi, the man from India, famous …

Jackie Conn

See You Lighter
6:10 am Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Portland

Maine Brew Bus bought out its competition

Prices will stay the same, but you won’t be able to drink on the bus.

Kathleen Pierce

Urban Eye
6:00 am Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Health

Pushing some weight around. You’ll be grateful for the inspiration

This week in my discomfort zone, I’m pushing my limits as I lift and push a lot of weight. Come along for the workout. Maybe you’ll be inspired to push some limits, too.

Diane Atwood

Catching Health
6:00 am Tuesday, March 28, 2017

No need to study fish hatcheries, says legislature and DIF&W

I didn’t catch much with my bill to create a Hatchery Commission. The legislature’s Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Committee gave the bill a unanimous ought-not-to-pass vote, although they did direct DIF&W to report back to them on what the agency has accomplished of the recommendations issued in 2004 by another …

George Smith

George's Outdoor News
5:00 am Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Sports

Jackson 5: Would you eat that? Ballpark food edition

By Aaron Jackson   Are you ready to play America’s favorite game show? Without further ado, it’s time for Would. You. Eat THAT!   #1. Offered up at Kansas City Royals games this season it’s the Sunrise Dog. Featuring a hot dog, topped with bacon, cheddar cheese and white sausage …

Sterling Pingree

The Drive
4:11 am Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Portland

Long Creek superintendent resigns

Good evening from the BDN Portland office on Congress Street. Tonight: Charles Dickens’ awkward Portland visit; slow down on I-295; and the cat-lover who helped elect Trump. What we’re talking about JUST IN: Jeff Merrill II has stepped down from his position as superintendent of Long Creek Youth Development Center, …

Dan MacLeod

BDN Portland
6:45 pm Monday, March 27, 2017

Portland

Long Creek superintendent resigns

Good evening from the BDN Portland office on Congress Street. Tonight: Charles Dickens’ awkward Portland visit; slow down on I-295; and the cat-lover who helped elect Trump. What we’re talking about JUST IN: Jeffery Merrill II has stepped down from his position as superintendent of Long Creek Youth Development Center, …

Dan MacLeod

BDN Portland
6:45 pm Monday, March 27, 2017

Bangor

T Minus 4 days until Maine gets magnetized

The “before” to my Before & After posts on the 2017 Magnetize Maine Summit. After I published my post about Two Feet Brewing, I got a Facebook message from Ami, a member of Fusion Bangor. She had heard of my blog at a Fusion meeting and reached out to me. …

Rebecca Reisman

Company in the Dooryard
4:36 pm Monday, March 27, 2017

Sports

Still waiting for the stinkin’ menu calorie label law

I’ve been maintaining a 40-pound (-/+) weight loss for roughly 25 years. I maintain my loss by making a conscious effort to get some physical activity everyday and by monitoring what I eat. It’s important for me to have at least a fairly accurate estimate of how many calories I …

Jackie Conn

See You Lighter
2:28 pm Monday, March 27, 2017