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Calories on menus is a waste of your money

Part of the Affordable Care Act, affectionately known as Obamacare, and currently in the crosshairs of the sitting president (who he, himself, is politically in the crosshairs of his opposing and his own political parties) is labeling menus with calories. It was supposed to go into effect years ago, but …

Jackie Conn

See You Lighter
7:48 am Thursday, August 17, 2017

Wild Maine Blueberry Pie..Camp Style

Tis the season for a Maine delicacy .. Blueberry Pie..made of course with our very own native and wild berries..bluish in nature.. Not too long ago we found ourselves on the shore of Gouldsboro Bay enjoying a Downeast experience. During our stay at a rental cottage we decided to gather …


Maine Matters
6:32 am Thursday, August 17, 2017


Zero Waste Back to School Tips

Back to School Season means shopping.  It’s a tradition to start the school year with brand new clothing, backpack and school supplies.  The truth is many purchases are unnecessary, expensive and create loads of trash.  Save money and save the planet with some simple tips to help you go Zero …

Claire Weinberg

Zero Waste Maine
5:53 am Thursday, August 17, 2017


Sean Grande on Kyrie Irving to Boston rumors, the 2017-18 schedule and Mayweather vs McGregor

The Red Sox are in first place, the Patriots are a game into the presason and the Boston Celtics, exactly 2 months away from starting their season, are still making news. To break down the 2017-18 schedule, the Celtics chemistry and the rumors swirling around Kyrie Irving leaving Cleveland. Part …

Sterling Pingree

The Drive
4:07 am Thursday, August 17, 2017


It took activism and resistance for women to win the right to vote

Kimberly Simmons, University of Southern Maine. Originally published in Bangor Daily News August 16, 2017. In August of 1917 members of the National Women’s Party were arrested for picketing in front of the White House. In a coordinated act of civil disobedience, new picketers replaced those hauled to prison, providing …

Research Shows

Research Shows
7:40 pm Wednesday, August 16, 2017


The power of Maine craft beer

Welcoming Pine Tree Brew to the BDN blog network

Ben Wyman

Pine Tree Brews
6:27 pm Wednesday, August 16, 2017


Maine weather: surf from Gert, the weekend, and the eclipse

High pressure continues to move into the region for Thursday. A warm front in conjunction with low pressure arrives Friday night. A cold front sweeps through Saturday night. High pressure returns on Sunday, lasting into the middle part of next week. High Surf Advisory for MidCoast and DownEast As Gert …

Mike Haggett

Pine Tree Weather
6:23 pm Wednesday, August 16, 2017


Elvis was scheduled to perform in Portland 40 years ago tomorrow

He died 40 years ago today.

Seth Koenig

BDN Portland
5:22 pm Wednesday, August 16, 2017


Me, a Registered Maine Guide? No Thanks.

Someone asked me why I, with my (possibly) over-the-top fondness of fishing, don’t become a Registered Maine Guide. I answered, as diplomatically as I could, “Are you nuts?” I can understand the question. My license plate is FLY CST, I have a coveted camp at Upper Dam, I have fished …

Nick Mills

The Virtual Angler
3:27 pm Wednesday, August 16, 2017


Confederates and both Presidents Bush tell Trump that Jefferson is not like Lee

Trump really missed the boat in reacting to the march of Nazis and KKK members in Charlottesville. His remarks were deeply offensive in drawing a moral equivalence between the racist, Anti-Semitic marchers and those who protested against them. And, in a widely derided press conference, Trump commented on the effort …

Amy Fried

3:15 pm Wednesday, August 16, 2017


York County casino bid to be Question 1 on Maine’s 2017 ballot

The drive for Maine’s third casino in York County will be Question 1 on Maine’s 2017 ballot and a push to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act will be Question 2, Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap’s office said Wednesday. The order of those two questions was decided in a random drawing by Dunlap on Wednesday afternoon. A $105 million transportation bond will be Question 3 and …

Michael Shepherd

State & Capitol
2:10 pm Wednesday, August 16, 2017


What President Trump should have said

In my mind, there was indeed room for the president to bring up, and talk about, the violence that left-wing groups like Antifa engage in. His big mistake was focusing so much of his attention on making that point.

Matthew Gagnon

Pine Tree Politics
1:38 pm Wednesday, August 16, 2017


A Health Care System Rent Apart

Republicans in Congress failed to fulfill their promise to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), called by them “Obamacare.”  The fight over the fate of the ACA reflected a narrow ideological battle over health insurance in the United States.   At issue were different world views on who should provide health …

Mark W. Anderson

Stirring the Pot
12:41 pm Wednesday, August 16, 2017


Goo Goo Dolls cancel concert in Portland Wednesday night

Lead singer Johnny Rzeznik said he lost his voice due to a cold, which was exacerbated by their show Tuesday night in Boston.

Emily Burnham

Culture Shock
10:28 am Wednesday, August 16, 2017


How do I tell my neighbor to stop smoking pot near my house?

Is there a gentle way to tell your neighbors to stop smoking pot near your house? Dear Liz weighs in.

Sarah Cottrell

Dear Liz
9:35 am Wednesday, August 16, 2017


Mother, wife, and Belfast intelligence agent, Part II

Doffing their kepis to the almost middle-aged matron arriving at the 20th Maine Infantry Regiment’s camp in Virginia’s Stafford County around March 1, 1863, soldiers quietly speculated about her identity. Regimental surgeon Dr. Nahum Parker Monroe ended the conjecture as, observing proper mid-19th century’s etiquette, he dispassionately greeted his 42-year-old …

Brian Swartz

Maine at War
8:33 am Wednesday, August 16, 2017


The Space Between Questions and Answers

My boss has a question. It’s my job to get the answer, but I don’t always have it in my back pocket. Between his question and whoever has that answer, there is always some empty space while I look for the information I need. So, after some running around, phone …

James Tinker

The Day Job
8:18 am Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Sometime Times the Stars Line Up!

If you ever wanted to try for stripers, this seems to be the year to do it. There are a lot of small fish around which at times can be easier to catch. People are catching them from Kittery up into the Penobscot river. I had blocked out three days …

Kevin McKay

McKay's Fishing Adventures
7:54 am Wednesday, August 16, 2017


Ways To Make Your Home More Eco-Friendly

As the cost of energy continues to soar, more people are looking to reduce their energy usage and go green. By reducing your carbon footprint, you can help to protect the environment while also saving more money throughout the year. If you want to make your home eco-friendly, there are …

Adam Richards

Opportunity Knocks
7:00 am Wednesday, August 16, 2017


What is anaphylaxis?

Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction. Because it can be life-threatening, it’s important to know the symptoms and what to do if it develops.

Diane Atwood

Catching Health
6:00 am Wednesday, August 16, 2017


LePage fails the test of Charlottesville

Saturday. Nothing. Sunday. Nothing. Monday. Nothing. Tuesday. It’s bad. It’s not my problem. That was Gov. Paul LePage’s reaction to the events in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend. For LePage, his silence speaks as loud as his usual bluster. Speaking on the radio Tuesday morning, LePage broke his silence when …

David Farmer

David Farmer
5:30 am Wednesday, August 16, 2017


LePage fails the test of Charlottesville

His silence speaks as loud as his usual bluster.

David Farmer

David Farmer
5:30 am Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Moose’s flies all settled on me!

More true tales from Camp Phoenix. In this column, we’ll talk moose. In August, you could expect to see as many as 10 moose in Little Sourdnahunk Lake, eating the water plants. They would wade into the lake, then dip their heads under water to feast on the plants. We …

George Smith

George's Outdoor News
5:00 am Wednesday, August 16, 2017