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Portland

Teaching Trump – Day 1

For many reasons, this past year has been memorable and as a teacher, I have never had more questions or discussions in class about current events and politics. As a class experiment, we have decided to document the next 365 days of Donald Trump’s presidency, to create a journal of sorts that identifies the issues and topics that come up in class. We’ll simply label them “Teaching Trump.” I’ll place them in a separate category here on MySecretMaine.com and I hope readers will be respectful of the opinions of others.

David Arenstam

My Secret Maine
11:08 am Friday, January 20, 2017

Living

The BDN wants to hear your questions about romance and divorce

The BDN wants your questions about romance and divorce for two new blogs.

Sarah Cottrell

#Maine
11:00 am Friday, January 20, 2017

Aroostook

Aroostook Outdoor News: 1.20.17 edition

In this edition: 1) The second #AroostookCup #XCSkiRace of the season in #FortKentME. 2) An #XCSki outing with the #SierraClub in the #NewNationalMonument #KatahdinWoodsAndWaters #KWW near #PattenME. 3) An #IceFishingDerby on #LongLake in #SinclairME and StAgathaME. Plus lots more! #offugo… #AroostookThing of the week: Fort Kent Outdoor Center’s Frostbite XC …

Mark Shea

offugo...
10:02 am Friday, January 20, 2017

Opinion

The Gift Outright

Fifty-six years ago, on a cold and windy day in Washington, eighty-six-year-old Robert Frost stood to read “Dedication,” a poem he had written for the inauguration of John F. Kennedy. Squinting into the bright sun, he found himself unable to read the faint type in front of him, and so …

James G. Blaine

Perspectives
9:39 am Friday, January 20, 2017

Politics

How Mainers will mark Day 1 under President Donald Trump

Good morning from Augusta on what will be the first half-day of America under President Donald Trump — three words that I never thought I’d type as a young and only very casual watcher of “The Apprentice.” Here’s your Prince-penned soundtrack. The Bangor Daily News’ coverage will kick off at 9 a.m. with …

Michael Shepherd

State & Capitol
8:55 am Friday, January 20, 2017

Seniors

More made-up words: The medical edition

As a medical writer, I get to use a lot of clinical jargon. As a humor blog writer, I get to make up words. And as a baby boomer, I seem to be spending more time dealing with health-related issues. Put it all together, and you have this week’s Boomer …

Roxanne Jones

Boomer Haiku
8:18 am Friday, January 20, 2017

Sports

How to reduce gas when dieting

Leslie rarely had problems with flatulence, but she did struggle with her weight. When she wasn’t dieting, she and her husband could drive with the car windows shut. As soon as she’d start a diet she would become unbearably gassy, It was so bad she couldn’t even stand herself. Desperate …

Jackie Conn

See You Lighter
7:40 am Friday, January 20, 2017

Sports

Who’s on your team?

Who makes up your team? Who stands at the fence, on the edge of their seat cheering you on? Who sits quietly in their lawn chair and prays silently for your success each at bat? Who simply makes sure you feel supported and loved? I learned a long time ago …

Jana Grant

Swim, Bike & Motivate
7:38 am Friday, January 20, 2017

Living

How to paint something that makes no sense

There’s something to be said for not jumping in too fast to ‘fix’ a plein air piece. You can easily destroy what’s quirky and wonderful about it because to your tired eyes it looks just wrong.

Carol Douglas

Watch Me Paint
7:28 am Friday, January 20, 2017

Sports

Ugly Super Bowls: why upsets can make the “Big Game” small

By Sterling Pingree   Upsets in sports are generally great because I think fans watch sports to root for their teams but also to be surprised. That’s why we love March Madness; we want the shocking upsets and the dramatic finishes. Upsets are great in the NCAA Tournament, but you …

Sterling Pingree

The Drive
7:07 am Friday, January 20, 2017

Politics

I don’t think politics can get much crazier than it’s already been this week

Will my Wednesday deadline prove me wrong?

Michael Cianchette

He Said It Right
5:57 am Friday, January 20, 2017

Politics

What rural Mainers want and expect from President Donald Trump

Tucked away on the northern edge of eastern Maine, Webster Plantation rarely shows up on mapping software and there is a good chance your phone’s navigation app won’t find it. There are two roads, no stop signs and more wildlife than residents. The folks that live here like it that …

John Floyd

The Right Way
5:30 am Friday, January 20, 2017

Do you think the Maine fishing law book has been simplified and improved?

Members of DIF&W’s Fisheries Steering Committee are frustrated with the lack of progress in preparation of new fisheries management plans. While the new big game management plans are nearing completion, the Fisheries Division staff has not even completed the initial assessments of each species, never mind the new 15-year management …

George Smith

George's Outdoor News
5:00 am Friday, January 20, 2017

Opinion

I’m sorry Governor LePage – I just can’t resist

I did my best to bite my tongue for days …

Patricia Callahan

Mainely Thoughts
11:32 pm Thursday, January 19, 2017

Sports

Harasymiak On Maine Football Schedule

University of Maine football coach Joe Harasymiak joined Downtown to discuss the Black Bears 2017 schedule, which opens September 2 at rival New Hampshire. Maine will have three straight road games on their conference schedule because they requested the move to opening week with the Wildcats to create more non-conference …

Rich Kimball

Downtown with Rich Kimball
8:35 pm Thursday, January 19, 2017

Portland

TA football player to finish high school with highest honor

The 2016 football season finally came to an end this past weekend for Thornton Academy’s Michael Laverriere when he was named as the 46th recipient of the James J. Fitzpatrick Trophy.

David Arenstam

My Secret Maine
8:07 pm Thursday, January 19, 2017

Portland

Demand for hotels is pretty flat; longtime city councilor may get challenger

You’re reading BDN Portland’s evening email newsletter. Click or tap here to subscribe. Or text PORTLAND to 66866. What​ ​we’re​ ​talking​ ​about Housing, hot; hotels, not so much​​ ​—​ ​Reporting from the Maine Real Estate and Development Association conference, the Press Herald’s J. Craig Anderson has two dispatches on the …

Dan MacLeod

BDN Portland
6:45 pm Thursday, January 19, 2017

Portland

Demand for hotels is pretty flat; longtime city councilor may get challenger

Good​ ​evening​ ​from​ ​the​ ​BDN​ ​Portland​ ​office​ ​on​ ​Congress​ ​Street.​ Here’s the news. What​ ​we’re​ ​talking​ ​about Housing, hot; hotels, not so much​​ ​—​ ​Reporting from the Maine Real Estate and Development Association conference, the Press Herald’s J. Craig Anderson has two dispatches on the state of development in Portland. …

Dan MacLeod

BDN Portland
6:45 pm Thursday, January 19, 2017

Bangor

An Inside View of Midcoast Lyme Disease Support & Education With Paula Jackson Jones

There is no cure for Lyme disease. And there is great controversy and medical division surrounding diagnosis and treatment options. Medical professionals who treat Lyme often don’t work with health insurance, thus treatments and initial testing can become astronomically expensive. There are still many in the medical community at large that …

Hannah Barry

The Lyme Life
5:59 pm Thursday, January 19, 2017

Sports

John Bapst coach gets 200th win

John Bapst coach gets 200th win|   Mike Webb got a late start in his high school basketball coaching career. That’s because he spent 20 years refereeing. The 55-year-old John Bapst High School of Bangor girls basketball coach is trying to make up for lost time and he reached an …

Larry Mahoney

Fast Breaks
3:55 pm Thursday, January 19, 2017

Sports

John Bapst coach gets 200th win

Mike Webb got a late start in his high school basketball coaching career. That’s because he spent 20 years refereeing. The 55-year-old John Bapst High School of Bangor girls basketball coach is trying to make up for lost time and he reached an impressive milestone on Monday when he picked …

Larry Mahoney

Fast Breaks
3:54 pm Thursday, January 19, 2017

Sports

Are you making a crucial weight loss strategy work for your success

Reducing calories is a crucial strategy. Although some fad diets would have you believe weight loss isn’t about calories, make no mistake. Creating a calorie deficit is of great importance to successful weight loss. Without it, there is no weight loss. There is another factor, however, that is a crucial …

Jackie Conn

See You Lighter
3:28 pm Thursday, January 19, 2017

Homestead

Proposed time zone change will make parents cry tears of joy

Twice a year, parents everywhere sputter total obscenities under their breath as they try in vain not to freak out over the dreaded daylight savings torture. They do this because kids are like ticking bombs and when you mess with their routines, sleep, or schedules then you’re sure to have …

Sarah Cottrell

Housewife Plus
12:41 pm Thursday, January 19, 2017

Health

Frontier in Brunswick shares a recipe for mouth-watering fish tacos

Looking for something different to cook? How about some fish tacos? This week’s Catching Health recipe is compliments of Frontier in Brunswick, Maine. Enjoy!

Diane Atwood

Catching Health
12:32 pm Thursday, January 19, 2017