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Sports

Win Three For Maine Racer Theriault

Two stories this week about hard working racers from Maine competing on the national stage, Austin Theriault from Fort Kent in ARCA and John Cassidy from Bangor in Rally America.

Tom Hale

Up North Motorsports
12:33 am Monday, June 26, 2017

Business

Modern Ways to Help Kids Learn

The traditional school curriculum has been surpassed with new discoveries to assist with education. Today’s child now has access to modern approaches for faster and easier learning. Tools that complement specific learning styles are available to assist with education, retention and acquired skills for all ages and developmental phases. Understanding …

Adam Richards

Opportunity Knocks
10:50 pm Sunday, June 25, 2017

Homestead

Decisions, decisions, decisions

There is nothing monumental to report over the last week, but I feel progress has been made in many areas. I’ve been driving myself, along with my Facebook friends, crazy trying to make interior decisions.   Still no news to report on my townhouse. My realtor had an Open House …

Laura Reed

Laura's House Journey
8:18 pm Sunday, June 25, 2017

Homestead

BDN blogger in New York Times bestselling series

What would you do if your toddler said something SO EMBARRASSING and SO TABOO in public that you wish the floor would open up and swallow you whole? Well, that’s exactly what I grapple with in a new hilarious story published in the fifth volume, But Did You Die: Setting …

Sarah Cottrell

Housewife Plus
8:39 am Sunday, June 25, 2017

Politics

A Subtle Bias against the Bus

  Last week, our local newspaper, the Bangor Daily News, reported some good news for public transportation in the area. The Community Connector bus system has acquired several new buses. Several officials speculated that the new, reliable buses could lead to an eventual extension of service hours later in the …

Hank Garfield

Slower Traffic
9:53 pm Saturday, June 24, 2017

Living

A Wicked Maine Aviation Summer

No matter what our age, the fascination of aviation is always a guaranteed good time! As school ends and summer begins, the challenge for activities for kids of all ages starts. Whether you’re a local Mainer or just visiting “from away,” Maine has lots of aviation-related museums to check out …

Allison Markey

Ceiling and Visibility Unlimited
8:12 pm Saturday, June 24, 2017

Homestead

Our Roof is Finished!

It’s been a long two weeks of having the roof on both the house and barn reshingled, but it’s finally done! What started out as a four day gig turned into a much longer ordeal with all the rainstorms that decided to come through the area. (Of course, I can’t …

Jennifer Jelliff-Russell

Homesteading Misadventures
3:30 pm Saturday, June 24, 2017

Opinion

The addiction epidemic is the millennials’ Vietnam

It will easily take an entire generation to heal and recover from this mess as a society.

Patricia Callahan

Mainely Thoughts
2:03 pm Saturday, June 24, 2017

Food

“No Fairer Spectacle” – Rare Pictures of a Maine St John’s Day, 1897

In 1897, the Franco-American national society of Lewiston, Maine, held a parade to mark the 25th anniversary of its founding. The Institut Jacques-Cartier had helped the community celebrate the feast of Saint John the Baptist – La Saint-Jean – every year on June 24th, but the 1897 parade was a special occasion. …

James Myall

Parlez-Vous American?
2:03 pm Saturday, June 24, 2017

Portland

Big sandwich and delectable dessert a wonderful vacation starter

At the urging of my wife, we went back to one of our new favorite restaurants in the first hours of our vacation week. We both enjoyed Baharat on Anderson St. the last time we were there, but I was excited to delve further into their menu this time and …

Peter Blanchette

Peter Peter Portland Eater at BDN
7:00 am Saturday, June 24, 2017

Portland

Big sandwich and delectable dessert a wonderful vacation starter

At the urging of my wife, we went back to one of our new favorite restaurants in the first hours of our vacation week. We both enjoyed Baharat the last time we were there, but I was excited to delve further into their menu this time and already had some …

Peter Blanchette

Peter Peter Portland Eater at BDN
7:00 am Saturday, June 24, 2017

Opinion

Growing gap between rich, middle class as populism flops

The income gap between the rich and everybody else is behind the growth of populism in the U.S. and Europe, according to new political analyses. On one side are the rich and on the other is the middle class.  The poor rarely are mentioned these days, either because it is …

Gordon L. Weil

Notes from a Corner of the Country
6:30 am Saturday, June 24, 2017

Outdoors

How you and your kids can get the most out of summer camp in Maine

Across the state, camp directors are assembling their staffs, making last-minute maintenance repairs, watching the forecast, and awaiting the arrival of thousands of youngsters for another camp season. Regardless of the type of camp – coed and single gender, day and residential, arts and sports, traditional and tripping – camp …

Kristine Millard

Summer in Maine: Kids, Camps, Community
6:29 pm Friday, June 23, 2017

Portland

There’s still no state budget, but we do have a black widow spider

Also in tonight’s newsletter, a study showing car crashes increasing in state’s which have legalized marijuana.

Seth Koenig

BDN Portland
4:52 pm Friday, June 23, 2017

Outdoors

Wandering Planets, Exoplanets, and Ophiuchus?

This week we have some fun things to see from the planets in our solar system to a “serpent bearer” constellation, plus some cool exoplanet news from NASA’s Kepler Mission.  Here is your guide to the sky for June 26 to July 2, 2017… Sun and Moon – Some observations …

Shawn Laatsch

Eye on Maine Skies!
4:38 pm Friday, June 23, 2017

Food

New research suggests link between reovirus and celiac disease

After a short hiatus from my blog, I am back! I took this break unintentionally, which stemmed from the stresses of finishing college, but I am now graduated with a BA in Mass Communication from University of Maine! I finally feel ready to dive back into my blog. Something I’ve …

Chloe Dyer

Gluten Free ME
3:56 pm Friday, June 23, 2017

Seniors

Wing it wisely at Buffalo Wild Wings

Wings at Buffalo Wild Wings are loaded with saturated fat, sodium and even carbs depending on what you choose. Plain traditional wings, skipping the fries, are a better choice. Better yet, try this drumstick recipe for a healthier version.

Barbara Groth

Healthier You
3:16 pm Friday, June 23, 2017

Outdoors

A Winter Wren Atop Height of Land

One of my absolute favorite places in Maine is “Height of Land” in Roxbury. Every summer I drive by this spectacular view on my way to the Rangeley Lakes Region, and though I’ve taken in the layered-mountain landscape hundreds of times it never fails to take my breath away. In …

Erika Zambello

Birding Maine
2:57 pm Friday, June 23, 2017

Aroostook

Aroostook Outdoor News: 6.23.17 edition

  In this edition: 1) Breakfast with a view in Mapleton. 2) 5k events in Houlton and Caribou. 3) A fishing derby in Shin Pond. Plus lots more!   Events: Saturday, June 24 MAPLETON: Mapleton Daze Breakfast with a View. 7:00 a.m. at Haystack Mountain Trailhead, located approx. 4 miles …

Mark Shea

offugo...
2:27 pm Friday, June 23, 2017