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Downeast

One Day in June, Margaretta Days Festival

Imagine a beautiful sunny morning in a small part of the country that remains true to its history and celebrates it every single year. It is June, and the sky is blue and the trees are green. After an early morning breakfast at the American Legion, a small procession makes …

RJ Heller

Life Downeast
1:16 pm Friday, April 28, 2017

Food

Bangor Farmers’ Market weekly outdoor season begins April 30, with some new offerings

Now we know it’s really spring. The Bangor Farmers’ Market will begin its warm weather season this Sunday, April 30, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Abbott Square Parking Lot at the corner of Harlow and Franklin Streets, across the street from the Bangor Public Library. Expect some …

Emily Burnham

The Daily Simmer
1:06 pm Friday, April 28, 2017

Living

Google: More Mainers are shopping online for mason jars, snowmobiles, marijuana seeds

It’s truly amazing what you can learn with a good map.

Samuel Shepherd

#Maine
12:43 pm Friday, April 28, 2017

Sports

Hermon baseball team serves notice with win over Old Town

The Hermon Hawks scored the most notable victory of the early Class B North baseball season Thursday night, edging defending state champion Old Town 3-1 to end the Coyotes’ 15-game winning streak. The game, originally scheduled to be played at Old Town that afternoon, was moved to Mansfield Stadium in Bangor …

Ernie Clark

Extra Bases
12:33 pm Friday, April 28, 2017

Food

Eddington-based White Dog Donuts delivers sweet treats to Bangor, Midcoast businesses

For Charlie Benner of Eddington, baking is just a tiny step away from chemistry — and chemistry is something he knows well, having worked in Pennsylvania as a chemist for Dupont for a number of years prior to moving to Maine. “Baking is a science,” said Benner. “A little too …

Emily Burnham

The Daily Simmer
11:52 am Friday, April 28, 2017

Outdoors

Well-Trained Staff: The Key to a Successful Summer

Every summer, thousands of parents put their children’s care into the hands of camp staff members. From day camps offering a single week of activities and instruction, to summer-long residential camps hosting kids for as many as eight weeks, Maine camps depend on their staff for providing an enriching – …

Kristine Millard

Summer in Maine: Kids, Camps, Community
10:29 am Friday, April 28, 2017

Downeast

Everybody’s Fool …Book Review

“They’re here!” is a famous movie line announcing the arrival of ghostly phenomenon and is what I first thought of while reading Everybody’s Fool by Richard Russo. It certainly wasn’t for the ghosts, there are none; it was because I found all those wonderful characters from the first book are …

RJ Heller

Life Downeast
9:52 am Friday, April 28, 2017

Aroostook

Aroostook Outdoor News: 4.28.17 edition

  In this edition: 1) ‘Tis the season for the first canoe and kayak race of the year in Houlton. 2) Walk or run to support Autism in Presque Isle, Multiple Sclerosis in Island Falls, and organ donation in Houlton. 3) Sign the kids up for outdoor adventures in Caribou. …

Mark Shea

offugo...
9:48 am Friday, April 28, 2017

Sports

Empty analysis and flawed statistics: MPA struggling to grasp impact of Question 2

He strikes again. Mike Tipping, the communications director of the Maine People’s Alliance (MPA), may be the king of tweeting with minimal context. On April 24, Tipping sounded off in response to a tweet by a WMTW political reporter asking viewers how much annual income one must earn to be …

Jacob Posik

Top Shelf Gripe
9:05 am Friday, April 28, 2017

Seniors

54 things I never thought I’d say

One recent Sunday, a friend asked if I’d seen a certain skit on SNL the night before. I heard myself reply, “No, I can’t stay up that late, but I’ll check it out online.” Then I thought: OMG, did I really just say that? Have I turned into an old …

Roxanne Jones

Boomer Haiku
8:53 am Friday, April 28, 2017

Opinion

Play it Again, Uncle Sam

Early in 2001, Alan Greenspan, the 20-year chairman of the Federal Reserve, worried publicly about future federal surpluses so large they would wipe out the national debt, pour billions into the economy, and strangle private markets. So he proposed a tax cut as “a pre-emptive smoothing of the glide path …

James G. Blaine

Perspectives
8:42 am Friday, April 28, 2017

Politics

Maine bids to rename Columbus Day, Clean Election system falter

Good morning from Augusta. What’s in a name? A lot, as history has shown. What we call things has a lot to do with the development of public perception. It’s no accident that President Barack Obama’s administration called his health care bill the Affordable Care Act and that the campaign …

Christopher Cousins

State & Capitol
8:29 am Friday, April 28, 2017

Homestead

Don’t destroy your dandelions: Do these things instead

Think of the bees and what’s good for the planet and let those dandelions grow free in your yard this year. They’re coming soon to a yard or field near you!

Crystal Sands

Pajamas, Books, and Chickens
7:46 am Friday, April 28, 2017

Hancock

Rockefeller’s will leaves art, millions of dollars, a Maine island

David Rockefeller, the billionaire philanthropist who died last month at the age of 101, made sure in his will that some of his vast fortune and possessions will remain in Maine, where several generations of his family have summered for more than a century. At the time of his death, …

Bill Trotter

Going Coastal
7:30 am Friday, April 28, 2017

Hancock

Rockefeller’s will leaves art, millions of dollars, island in Maine

Several Maine organizations will benefit as a result of provisions in Rockefeller’s will, Forbes reported last week.

Bill Trotter

Going Coastal
7:30 am Friday, April 28, 2017

Health

Biannual Drug Take Back event today and Saturday, April 28 and 29, 2017 – anonymous and free

The biannual Drug Take Back event is happening again this Friday [today] and Saturday, April 28th and 29th at the Airport Mall on Union Street, Bangor. Representative from the Bangor Police Department and Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office will be there Friday starting at 7:00 a.m., and again on Saturday from …

Amy Kenney

#HealthyRegion
7:09 am Friday, April 28, 2017

Sports

5 Ways to shift your mindset about dieting

Spring is here and it will soon be summer. Maybe you’ve been through multiple seasonal weight loss efforts only to end in disappointment and failure every time. Your disappointment and failure isn’t a sign that weighing less will never be a reality for you. It’s a sign that you need …

Jackie Conn

See You Lighter
6:43 am Friday, April 28, 2017

Politics

Let’s stay on the path to prosperity

At the end of March, there were 20,976 unemployed people in our state. Want to guess the last time we saw that few Mainers looking for work? February. Of 1989. That was during the tenure of Maine’s last GOP governor, Jock McKernan. The corollary to that is true as well. …

Michael Cianchette

He Said It Right
5:30 am Friday, April 28, 2017

Can Maine Bring Back Lost Anglers?

I’ve been told that the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is undertaking a project to figure out how to get nonresident anglers who no longer come here to fish to return to Maine. I suggested that they check out an August 2011 study that includes recommendations to do just …

George Smith

George's Outdoor News
5:00 am Friday, April 28, 2017

Sports

Must See TV: Chris Sale is can’t miss viewing

By Sterling Pingree In the mid-90’s, NBC called their programming “Must See TV”. One could hardly argue if you just did a deep dive through these promos on YouTube as I did last night. They had monolithic shows like  Seinfeld, Friends and ER. NBC was where it was at in …

Sterling Pingree

The Drive
4:11 am Friday, April 28, 2017

Business

Taking Care of Your Skin/Body — When Stress Wreaks Havoc On It

With summer just around the corner, you may want to protect your skin from the sun’s rays. But, what if some of your skin issues are coming from within? If you’re feeling more stressed that usual because of work and personal commitments, a lingering thought process or worry or something …

Adam Richards

Opportunity Knocks
3:26 am Friday, April 28, 2017