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Becca Small casts her vote at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor in this November 2015 file photo.

Everything Mainers need to know before they vote

By Christopher Cousins on Nov. 02, 2016, at 6:17 a.m.
We present the BDN’s 2016 election primer. Peruse it to see what you’re interested in and click on the blue words if you want to dig deeper.
Brunswick Junior High School

Brunswick settles lawsuit over former student who says he was assaulted in school bathroom

By Beth Brogan on Nov. 01, 2016, at 9:22 a.m.
The school system also will make a cash payment to the former student’s family as part of an agreement to settle the federal lawsuit filed by the Maine Human Rights Commission and the family of the former student.
Jeff Wolovitz of Heiwa Tofu works on a batch of his product on Thursday morning at the company's new beanery, or manufacturing space, in Rockport.

Maine-made tofu company growing fast

By Abigail Curtis on Oct. 31, 2016, at 1 a.m.
Jeff Wolovitz of Heiwa Tofu was a blur of action on Thursday morning as he shepherded the transformation of pounds of raw soybeans into the creamy, fresh-tasting product his small, family-owned company is known for.
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders urges a crowd at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor to vote for Hillary Clinton for president.

Bernie Sanders returning to Maine to stump for Clinton

Bangor Daily News on Oct. 30, 2016, at 11:08 a.m.
Sanders has worked to thwart Republican efforts to lure anti-establishment Democrats who backed him during the party’s nominating process.
Glen Kennedy (left) goes over a self-defense move with Susannah Owen (center) and Hillary Kennedy during a demonstration at Eastern Maine School of Self-Defense in Veazie.

For Mainers of any age, basic self-defense training can be lifesaving

By Meg Haskell on Oct. 28, 2016, at 6:25 a.m.
“If you’re defending yourself, you can’t be concerned about being nice to your attacker.”
Stanley Luce uses a mechanical picker to harvest cranberries using the dry method at Highland Farms in Troy. Fresh cranberries are harvested using this method rather than a wet harvest. After Stanley harvests the cranberries, his wife Jennifer Wixson sorts the berries to remove any that may have frost, bug or picking damage.

Bumper crop for Maine cranberry growers

By Abigail Curtis on Oct. 27, 2016, at 2:14 p.m.
“The cranberries are really the fruition of our love.”
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks to a crowd on Oct. 15 at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.

Planned Lisbon appearance would be Trump’s fifth visit to Maine

By Christopher Cousins on Oct. 26, 2016, at 3:47 p.m.
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has announced that he will visit Lisbon, marking his fifth trip to Maine in hopes of securing one of the state’s electoral votes.
Portland artist Asher Woodworth, 30, poses in his downtown studio on Tuesday, Oct. 25 with evergreen boughs — similar to the ones he wore while standing in traffic in a busy city intersection the day before. Portland police arrested him for blocking traffic. He says he was doing it in the name of art.

Interview: Portland tree guy Asher Woodworth explains his ‘magical’ intentions

By Jake Bleiberg on Oct. 25, 2016, at 3:01 p.m.
“I was arrested just because I was slowing down the pace of business as usual. Is it illegal to be slow?”

Tired of nasty elections? The fix isn’t as easy as ranking 1, 2, 3

By Christopher Burns on Oct. 24, 2016, at 8:06 a.m.
“It’s not going to be quick [a return to civility],” Shea said. “There’s a whole bunch of forces [at work] that likely won’t change.”
Marijuana-infused sour gummy bear candies (left) are shown next to regular ones at right in a photo illustration near to where they were purchased in Northglenn, Colorado, in this October 2014 file photo.

Legal marijuana’s risks for children aren’t what you might think

By Jackie Farwell on Oct. 23, 2016, at 7:23 a.m.
Marijuana poisonings among the youngest Maine children are uncommon, but rising.
A train recently pulls into the Amtrak Downeaster Layover Facility in Brunswick.

Controversial Amtrak layover facility in Brunswick to open to the public

By Beth Brogan on Oct. 21, 2016, at 6 p.m.
The rail authority plans to add a third round-trip from Brunswick to Boston at 11 a.m. each day beginning Nov. 21, Patricia Quinn said Friday.
Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump listens as Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks during their third and final 2016 presidential campaign debate at UNLV in Las Vegas, Nevada, Oct. 19, 2016.

A promising start, then more of same

By Dan Balz, Washington Post on Oct. 20, 2016, at 6:56 a.m.
By the end, it was the story of Trump in Campaign 2016 in microcosm, a series of angry exchanges, interruptions, insults that served to undercut the good he might have accomplished earlier.
Matthew Silva (center) and Josh Silva (right) watch the last presidential debate at Kosta's Restaurant & Bar in Brewer on Wednesday.

With final presidential debate over, Mainers still not happy about their options

Bangor Daily News on Oct. 19, 2016, at 11:17 p.m.
“We’re a great country. We have great people who could run,” Ken Capron of Portland said. “Where are they?”
Spike Carter carries apples to his car after harvesting them from wild or long untended tree on the Deer Isle. Carter only uses apples from the island and adds no sugar or yeast to the cider he calls Pinch Cidery of Stonington.

Small-batch cider sourced from wild apple trees of Deer Isle

By Abigail Curtis on Oct. 19, 2016, at 11:48 a.m.
The tart, abundant and tasty apples were unlikely to be collected or even found by human hands — until Spike Carter came along.
Leslie Cummins and Tim Seabrook own Five-Star Nursery and Orchard in Brooklin, but they are considering selling the farm where they grow apples, pears and make apple cider. They would like to sell their land to someone who would continue using it as a farm instead of developing the property.

Maine farmers ready to retire wrestle with succession planning

By Meg Haskell on Oct. 18, 2016, at 11:03 a.m.
“We are really ready to do the next part of our lives,” Leslie Cummins said. Now, they’re trying to find an appropriate buyer for the farm. And it’s not easy.
Wood fired sourdough Neapolitan pizza at Meanwhile in Belfast.

Belfast eatery’s Neapolitan-style pizza is a different sort of pie

By Emily Burnham on Oct. 17, 2016, at 10:21 a.m.
“Ours is Neapolitan style, so it’s very thin, it’s soft, and it’s highly digestible. You can fold it.”
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump talks to a crowd at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor on Saturday afternoon.

Trump blasts ‘rigged system’ amid misconduct allegations threatening his campaign

By Michael Shepherd on Oct. 15, 2016, at 4:43 p.m.
The Republican nominee looked like the prohibitive favorite to win Maine’s 2nd District in September, but his standing here is uncertain now amid a wider drop in the polls.
Fail Better Farm owner Clayton Carter said the yield of several vegetables was significantly lower because of the drought in Maine. The dry weather greatly reduced the size and volume of some vegetables such as the carrots and potatoes this season. Carter said that other vegetables did well, and it helped to offset some of the low yields of the growing season. The farm has a small irrigation system that is good enough to get through a short dry spell, but they were not able irrigate enough to make up for the lack of rain this year.

Worsening drought leaves Maine farms, wells in bad shape

By Abigail Curtis on Oct. 14, 2016, at 12:18 p.m.
“I’ve never seen it this dry, ever,” Ann Carter said. “Without water, you’re thinking, ‘Oh my God, what are we going to do?”
Chelsea Clinton talks to members of the community at Wells Conference Center at the University of Maine in Orono Thursday. Clinton made a stop in Orono to campaign for her mom, U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

Chelsea Clinton stumps for mom at UMaine

By Judy Harrison on Oct. 13, 2016, at 1:24 p.m.
“This is now a battle for our democracy,” Rep. Ryan Tipping-Spitz, D-Orono, told the crowd.
Gabrielle Giffords (center), a former Arizona congresswoman who recovered after being shot in the head in 2011, spoke about supporting a ballot measure that would extend background checks to private gun sales on Wednesday in Portland.

Gabrielle Giffords, Portland police chief stump for tighter gun control

By Jake Bleiberg on Oct. 12, 2016, at 4:25 p.m.
“Stopping gun violence takes courage. … I’ve seen great courage when my life was on the line.”