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Mark Holbrook of Brunswick, 2016 Republican nominee for the U.S. House of Representatives, Maine's 1st Congressional District

Underdog in Maine’s 1st District follows campaign trail blazed by LePage, Trump

By Christopher Cousins on Sept. 25, 2016, at 7 a.m.
With the chips stacked against him in his challenge of fourth-term Democratic U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, Republican Mark Holbrook is convinced there are factors lurking outside conventional wisdom that will lead to his victory.

FREE Noon Tunes Bluegrass Concert with Lincoln Meyers & Steve Roy 10/11

By amy sinclair on Sept. 24, 2016, at 3:40 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Location: 317 Main Community Music Center, 317 Main Street, yarmouth, Maine For more information: 207-846-9559; 317main.org Noon Tunes ­ A FREE Monthly Concert Series ­ Returns To 317 MainStory continues below advertisement. Why settle for lunch at your desk, in the …
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How To Say YES with NO

on Sept. 23, 2016, at 7:24 p.m.
I am not alone here, I know, we are bombarded by requests for our time, our space, our resources (financial and otherwise) constantly. Buy this, take that, do this, have more… the list goes on. Often time we say yes. Ok. Sure. Why not? Especially if it is free. Besides, it is …
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Join BDN Portland for the presidential debate Monday

on Sept. 23, 2016, at 5:38 p.m.
Good evening from the BDN Portland office on Congress Street and a happy weekend to you all. What we’re talking about BDN Portland will host a viewing party for the first presidential debate this Monday at Think Tank Coworking. Join our local team and political reporter Michael Shepherd to watch …

Free film: Polar Bear Man

By Katie Worthing on Sept. 23, 2016, at 3:55 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Location: Yarmouth History Center, 118 E Elm St, Yarmouth, Maine For more information: 207-846-6259; yarmouthmehistory.org Yarmouth Historical Society and Royal River Conservation Trust are pleased to present a free film screening of “Polar Bear Man” on Thursday, October 20, 2016 at …

History of Beer in New England

By Katie Worthing on Sept. 23, 2016, at 3:53 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 17, 2016 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Location: Yarmouth History Center, 118 E Elm St, Yarmouth, Maine For more information: 207-846-6259; yarmouthmehistory.org Author Lauren Clark joins us at Yarmouth History Center to speak about her book “Crafty Bastards: Beer in New England from the Mayflower to Modern Day” …

Walking Tour of Baptist Cemetery

By Katie Worthing on Sept. 23, 2016, at 3:49 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Location: Yarmouth History Center, 118 E Elm St, Yarmouth, Maine For more information: 207-846-6259; yarmouthmehistory.org Join Yarmouth Historical Society and historian Ron Romano for a walking tour of historic Baptist Cemetery on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 11:00 am. Romano, an …
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on Sept. 23, 2016, at 9:35 a.m.
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There’s a good reason why the Fore Street development might not include a bunch of affordable housing

on Sept. 22, 2016, at 6:50 p.m.
Good evening from the BDN Portland office on Congress Street. It’s fall, which means it’s time for my favorite odes to the season. (That second link contains some very salty language.) What we’re talking about A proposed $250 million development on the eastern waterfront might include one of the largest …

OceanView at Falmouth caregiver receives 2016 Excellence in Long-Term Care Award

By Broadreach Public Relations on Sept. 22, 2016, at 12:53 p.m.
Falmouth, Maine (September 22, 2016) – The Maine Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program recently awarded OceanView at Falmouth caregiver, Edie Shean, with the 2016 Excellence in Long-Term Care Award. Shean was presented the award at The Blaine House in Augusta in a ceremony on September 13. The organization awards the top …
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Three dozen dead birds have been found in Deering Oaks Park. It’s not clear what killed them

on Sept. 22, 2016, at 12:05 p.m.
Three dozen dead juvenile herring gulls were found at Deering Oaks Park over the past three weeks, and officials aren’t sure what killed them.

Curator Tour: Left Undone

By Elizabeth Nash on Sept. 22, 2016, at 10:28 a.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016 12 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. Location: Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress Street, Portland, Maine For more information: 207-774-1822; mainehistory.org/events/event/622/signup?popup=1 Join MHS Registrar and Lead Curator of our Left Undone exhibition, Holly Hurd-Forsyth, for an insider’s view of this community-curated show.Story continues below advertisement. Free for MHS …

Photography Workshop in the Wadsworth-Longfellow House with Brian Vanden Brink

By Elizabeth Nash on Sept. 22, 2016, at 10:25 a.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Location: Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress Street, Portland, Maine For more information: 207-774-1822; mainehistory.org/programs_events.shtml#event_621 The first biography of George B. Dorr ever written, Creating Acadia National Park: the Biography of George Bucknam Dorr is based on painstaking research both in the …

Creating Acadia National Park: the Biography of George Bucknam Dorr Book Talk

By Elizabeth Nash on Sept. 22, 2016, at 10:22 a.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Location: Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress Street, Portland, Maine For more information: 207-774-1822; mainehistory.org/programs_events.shtml#event_618 The first biography of George B. Dorr ever written, Creating Acadia National Park: the Biography of George Bucknam Dorr is based on painstaking research both in the …

‘Early Gravestones in Southern’ Maine book talk set for Oct. 20 in Portland

By Elizabeth Nash on Sept. 22, 2016, at 10:19 a.m.
Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress Street, Portland, Maine For more information: 207-774-1822; mainehistory.org/programs_events.shtml#event_614 PORTLAND — A discussion by local author Ron Romano about his recent book, “Early Gravestones in Southern Maine: the Genius of Bartlett Adams” will take place 6-7 …

Photography Walking Tour of Portland with Dan D’Ippolito

By Elizabeth Nash on Sept. 22, 2016, at 10:17 a.m.
Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Location: Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress Street, Portland, Maine For more information: 207-774-1822; mainehistory.org/programs_events.shtml#event_616 Do you love taking pictures, and have a passion for history and/or architecture? Are you looking to hone your skills as a photographer? Don’t miss this opportunity …

Curator Tour: Designing Acadia

By Elizabeth Nash on Sept. 22, 2016, at 10:13 a.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016 12 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. Location: Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress Street, Portland, Maine For more information: 207-774-1822; mainehistory.org/programs_events.shtml#event_613 Join MHS Chief Curator Kate McBrien for an insider’s view of the creation of MHS’s exhibit, Designing Acadia: Creating Maine’s National Park Experience. On view through January …
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on Sept. 22, 2016, at 8:22 a.m.
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We found a surprise when we looked deeper into our survey of Maine principals

By Jake Emerson on Sept. 22, 2016, at 6:20 a.m.
We learned that schools with fewer students per teacher tend to have fewer students getting caught with drugs or alcohol.
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The BDN conducted the survey after learning no one in Maine had a comprehensive understanding of what schools are doing to prevent substance use.

Why the BDN decided to survey all Maine schools

By Rosie Hughes on Sept. 22, 2016, at 6:20 a.m.
We did the survey after learning no one in Maine had a comprehensive understanding of what schools are doing to prevent substance use.