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MAINELY THOUGHTS

Skimming through the Washington Post comment thread about our “unhinged” governor

on Sept. 28, 2016, at 9:24 p.m.
A favorite came from UJ who suggested LePage “needs to build a wall and make Connecticut and New York pay for it!”

Hampden, Falmouth, Kennebunk schools named among best in US

By Dawn Gagnon on Sept. 28, 2016, at 7:55 p.m.
Three Maine schools are among 279 public and 50 private schools that have been named National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2016.
MAINE AT WAR

Civil War veteran Jewett Williams receives full military honors in his hometown — Part II

on Sept. 28, 2016, at 5 p.m.
  The clop-clop-clop of horses’ hooves alerted Pvt. Jewett B. Williams of Hodgdon and Co. H, 20th Maine Infantry Regiment that his waiting was over on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016. About 1½ centuries since leaving his hometown and 94 years since dying in Oregon, Jewett  was ready to come home …

3-Hut Guided Ski Tour at Maine Huts & Trails

By Juli Settlemire on Sept. 28, 2016, at 4:46 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 16, 2017 7 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017 12 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017 12 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017 12 a.m. to 7 a.m. Location: Maine Huts & Trails , Office – 496 Main Street, Unit C, Kingfield, Maine For more …

2-Hut Guided Ski Adventure at Maine Huts & Trails

By Juli Settlemire on Sept. 28, 2016, at 4:43 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 13, 2017 7 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017 12 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017 12 a.m. to 7 a.m. Location: Maine Huts & Trails , Office – 496 Main Street, Unit C, Kingfield, Maine For more information: 207-265-2400; mainehuts.org Advance reservations required to participate …

1-Hut Guided Snowshoe at Maine Huts & Trails

By Juli Settlemire on Sept. 28, 2016, at 4:40 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017 7 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017 12 a.m. to 7 a.m. Location: Maine Huts & Trails , Office – 496 Main Street, Unit C, Kingfield, Maine For more information: 207-265-2400; mainehuts.org Advance reservations required to participate in this trip. Space is limited.Story continues below …

3-Hut Guided Ski Tour at Maine Huts & Trails

By Juli Settlemire on Sept. 28, 2016, at 4:37 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016 7 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016 12 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016 12 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.Friday, Dec. 30, 2016 12 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Location: Maine Huts & Trails , Office – 496 Main Street, Unit C, Kingfield, Maine For more …

Guided Little Bigelow Hike at Maine Huts & Trails

By Juli Settlemire on Sept. 28, 2016, at 4:13 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 14, 2016 12 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016 12 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016 12 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Location: Maine Huts & Trails , Office – 496 Main Street, Unit C, Kingfield, Maine For more information: 207-265-2400; mainehuts.org Advance reservations required to participate …

Guided Flagstaff Day Paddle at Maine Huts & Trails

By Juli Settlemire on Sept. 28, 2016, at 4:10 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 7, 2016 12 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016 12 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016 12 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Location: Maine Huts & Trails , Office – 496 Main Street, Unit C, Kingfield, Maine For more information: 207-265-2400; mainehuts.org Advance reservations required to participate …

9th Annual Member BBQ at Maine Huts & Trails

By Juli Settlemire on Sept. 28, 2016, at 4:07 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Location: Maine Huts & Trails , Office – 496 Main Street, Unit C, Kingfield, Maine For more information: 207-265-2400; mainehuts.org Members: FREE Non-members: $15/adult and $7/childStory continues below advertisement. FREE FOR MEMBERS, FUN FOR ALL! Each year, we hold a barbecue …

Fall Trail Work Weekend: Volunteer Opportunity at Maine Huts & Trails

By Juli Settlemire on Sept. 28, 2016, at 4:03 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016 12 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016 12 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Location: Maine Huts & Trails , Office – 496 Main Street, Unit C, Kingfield, Maine For more information: 207-265-2400; mainehuts.org Volunteers will work alongside our professional trail crew, preparing the trails for winter …
HOUSEWIFE PLUS

I will never let my sons play high school football

on Sept. 28, 2016, at 3:40 p.m.
High school sports offer a world of opportunity for kids, but I won;t let my kids play high school football.
GEORGE DANBY | EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

Binder facts

on Sept. 28, 2016, at 3:25 p.m.
The governor’s drug crime binder belies claim about dealers’ race. — News Item
Old Town's TJ Crawford (left) fights for yards with Foxcroft Academy's James Smith during their Class C North football semifinal game at Victory Field in Old Town in this November 2015 file photo.

BDN Game of the Week: Old Town hosts Belfast in quest for playoff spot

on Sept. 28, 2016, at 2:55 p.m.
The Coyotes (2-2) and the Lions (1-3) are trying to stay in the hunt for one of six postseason spots up for grabs in the Class B North football ranks.
PINE TREE POLITICS

Trump can’t let this happen again

on Sept. 28, 2016, at 2:38 p.m.
Trump didn’t take advantage of his biggest opportunity to date.
Nathan Beck (right) and his father, Dan Beck (center), listen during a Human Rights Commission hearing regarding allegations that Moody's Diner, which is co-owned by Beck, discriminated against a longtime employee in Augusta in this November 2014 file photo.

LePage’s probe of human rights panel finds no bias against businesses

By Christopher Cousins and Jake Bleiberg on Sept. 28, 2016, at 2:38 p.m.
“We are gratified to see the panel’s understanding that our agency is wildly underfunded and understaffed and its recommendations for more of both.”

Annual Ski and Sports Equipment Sale at Carrabassett Valley

on Sept. 28, 2016, at 1:48 p.m.
CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine — Carrabassett Valley Academy’s annual Ski and Sports Equipment Sale will be held 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Anti Gravity Complex in Carrabassett Valley. The sale will feature a variety of new and used ski/snowboard equipment and gear, as well as some miscellaneous sporting …
Narwhal tusks that were evidence in the case against Gregory Robert Logan, 58, of Woodmans Point, New Brunswick.

Ex-Mountie pleads guilty to charges in narwhal whale tusk smuggling scheme

By Judy Harrison on Sept. 28, 2016, at 1:36 p.m.
The former Mountie accused of smuggling narwhal whale tusks across the border and mailing them to buyers around the U.S. for eight years pleaded guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court to multiple counts of conspiracy and money laundering.

Acadian Archives Exhibit of Ancient Maps of the New World

By UMFK News on Sept. 28, 2016, at 1:26 p.m.
The Acadian Archives/Archives acadiennes, of the University of Maine at Fort Kent, is currently exhibiting a large number of historical maps from the private collection of Jacques LaPointe. LaPointe is a Franciscan priest, author, historian, collector, and world traveler. The thirty-nine maps on display range widely in geography and in …
DAVID FARMER

Hate needs nourishment. LePage and Trump provide it constantly.

on Sept. 28, 2016, at 1:05 p.m.
Violent, hateful rhetoric from political leaders is dangerous. It gives air to some of the ugliest impulses in society.