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Opinion

Senator Collins is no meh

And health care doesn’t belong in the marketplace.

Patricia Callahan

Mainely Thoughts
1:38 am Friday, July 28, 2017

Business

Motivating your kids to learn

One of the most difficult aspects of being a parent is finding ways to challenge your children and help them grow through learning. Many children are taught in school with methods that are extrinsically motivating despite research that shows children who are intrinsically motivated learn more and remain motivated longer. …

Adam Richards

Opportunity Knocks
10:39 pm Thursday, July 27, 2017

Sports

50 Years Ago: The Impossible Dream

    “This is really a love story, an affair betwixt a town and a team. A town that waited and waited for what seemed like an Impossible Dream.” These words, the opening words of an album produced by the now defunct WHDH-AM and uttered by long time Red Sox …

Christopher Chavis

Lone Pine Sports
9:00 pm Thursday, July 27, 2017

Portland

How to tell if your turtle is a boy or a girl

Plus, the city of Portland is poised to pick the payment processing firm WEX to develop a high-profile waterfront lot.

Seth Koenig

BDN Portland
5:21 pm Thursday, July 27, 2017

Sports

Christopher Price discusses the start of Patriots camp, BostonSportsJournal.com and his new Patriots book

One of our favorite guests, Christopher Price of the new BostonSportsJournal.com joined Sterling Pingree and Mark Paulette to discuss the start of Patriots training camp, predicting the 53-man roster and his upcoming book The Drive for Five: The Remarkable Run of the 2016 New England Patriots. (Drive for Five is …

Sterling Pingree

The Drive
4:29 pm Thursday, July 27, 2017

Sports

Welcome to Lone Pine Sports

The BDN welcomes Lone Pine Sports to the BDN blog community!

Sarah Cottrell

Lone Pine Sports
3:55 pm Thursday, July 27, 2017

Bangor

5 Things To Do This Weekend, July 28-30: Step right up!

1. Friday night in Bangor, River City Cinema’s summer movie series continues with a screening of “Escape From New York” at sundown in Pickering Square. There’s also night one of two nights of the annual Blues, Brews and BBQ fest on the Bangor Waterfront; Friday’s lineup features Texas Flood, the …

Emily Burnham

Culture Shock
2:42 pm Thursday, July 27, 2017

Bangor

Are you ready to get freaked out? The official trailer for the “IT” movie is here

Happy Thursday, Derry — I mean, Bangor. There’s a terrifying clown waiting in the sewer for you. The official trailer for the “IT” movie just dropped today, and yes, it’s as scary as you expect it to be, expanding upon the things seen in the teaser trailer released in March, and …

Emily Burnham

Culture Shock
12:42 pm Thursday, July 27, 2017

State

Why you should post to your blog once a week or more

You can’t just slap together a blog post once in a blue moon and expect people to read it. Here are a few reasons why posting to your blog once a week or more is a smart idea.

Sarah Cottrell

Maine on the Blogs
9:38 am Thursday, July 27, 2017

Politics

What do Mainers think of Trump now? Probably what they did on Election Day

A new Gallup poll puts Maine at the middle of the pack among states when it comes to supporting President Donald Trump, which shouldn’t surprise many in our centrist state and doesn’t give us many clues about how our 2018 midterm election will go. The Republican is historically unpopular at just …

Michael Shepherd

State & Capitol
8:59 am Thursday, July 27, 2017

Opinion

Politicians need to care more about the country and less about themselves

Earlier this week, Lance Duston wrote on his BDN blog about the need for better-qualified public officials. He argued that voters need to get rid of their fixation on candidates’ regular-guy appeal and instead support those who have government experience and relevant education. I agree with Lance on his first point, but …

Phoenix McLaughlin

Maine Meets World
8:45 am Thursday, July 27, 2017

Downeast

Need something? Drive the roads Downeast, you’ll find it.

Feeling a little hungry? Perhaps you need a little kindling for that campfire, or maybe you are looking to add some interesting perennial plants to the front yard? No worries! Just scan the roadside for all of these fixings, and when you find them, know you are Downeast. One thing …

RJ Heller

Life Downeast
8:29 am Thursday, July 27, 2017

Health

A summer recipe for smashed cucumber salad

It’s that time of year when the garden is full of cucumbers. Here’s a recipe for a refreshing cucumber salad from Cara Sandler chef and owner of Tao Yuan Restaurant.

Diane Atwood

Catching Health
6:00 am Thursday, July 27, 2017

Health

A summer recipe for smashed cucumber salad

It’s that time of year when the garden is full of cucumbers. Here’s a recipe for a refreshing cucumber salad from Cara Sandler chef and owner of Tao Yuan Restaurant.

Diane Atwood

Catching Health
6:00 am Thursday, July 27, 2017

Sports

Bruins avoid arbitration, ink Spooner to deal

By Matthew Cunha The Boston Bruins and forward Ryan Spooner came to a $2.825 million agreement just hours before their arbitration hearing. The original offer for the Bruins 25 year old forward was $2 million. Spooner’s side was asking for a contract with an annual average value around $3.8 million. …

Sterling Pingree

The Drive
4:03 am Thursday, July 27, 2017

Homestead

When the house is the last thing on my mind

  The house has been the last thing on my mind the past week. My Dad was released from the hospital in Boston last Thursday about noon. My parents, my sister, and I headed for Maine, and I could not have been happier.   Saturday and Sunday were rough. Very …

Laura Reed

Laura's House Journey
9:24 pm Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Portland

Rumors of a Marisa Tomei sighting in Maine

Also in tonight’s newsletter, why you can’t trust your vacuum cleaner. And how the delegation reacted to Trump’s latest controversy.

Seth Koenig

BDN Portland
5:06 pm Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Outdoors

11 easy mountain hikes in Maine to try this summer

Hiking doesn’t have to be this big daylong undertaking, especially in Maine, where there are hundreds of easy to moderately challenging trails to enjoy. Some of these trails explore small mountains and hills that offer great views. A couple of years ago, I wrote up a list of 11 easy …

Aislinn Sarnacki

Act Out with Aislinn
4:34 pm Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Health

When should you see a doctor for a fever?

A fever usually means your body is fighting an infection. But it can mean something else or can cross a line. Dr. Molly O’Malley tells us when to pay attention.

Diane Atwood

Catching Health
3:34 pm Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Sports

Dan Shaughnessy on the David Price/Dennis Eckersley altercation

Boston Globe columnist Dan Shaughnessy reignited the fire storm around the David Price/Dennis Eckersley altercation on an airplane last month. Shaughnessy’s piece is very detailed and well researched. Hear his thoughts on the issue with the Boston Red Sox here as he spoke with Mark Paulette, Jeff Solari and Aaron …

Sterling Pingree

The Drive
2:06 pm Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Medicaid expansion is wrong for Maine

Make no mistake, this referendum is just as destructive and unwise as those you saw on last November’s ballot.

Matthew Gagnon

Pine Tree Politics
1:51 pm Wednesday, July 26, 2017