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Strawberries at Raven's Berry Farm in Freedom Monday.

Where to pick your own strawberries in Maine during summer 2017

By Abigail Curtis on June 28, 2017, at 1 a.m.
Six-year-old Morgan Bonin picks strawberries at Raven's Berry Farm in Freedom Monday.  Morgan came with her mother Lauren Bonin, who said they come at least once a year to pick strawberries.

Maine’s strawberry season off to strong start, experts say

By Abigail Curtis on June 28, 2017, at 1 a.m.
“We’re kind of unique [in the country] that our strawberry season matches so well with the start of summer and the Fourth of July holiday,” according to University of Maine strawberry specialist David Handley. “I think we’ll have a really good crop of strawberries for the Fourth of July.”
According to this study, arrests involving heroin increased by almost 50 percent from the first quarter of 2015 to the first quarter of 2016. 
During the same period, methamphetamine arrests increased by an astounding 190 percent.

Drug Arrests Increase Statewide for Heroin and Methamphetamine

By Eric B. Gordon on June 27, 2017, at 6:39 p.m.
A server delivers a tray of food during the lunch rush at Governor's Restaurant in Bangor. Gov. Paul LePage signed a bill into law to restore the tip credit in Maine.

LePage signs bill into law to restore Maine tip credit

By Christopher Cousins on June 27, 2017, at 5:06 p.m.
Passage of the bill means that tipped workers, such as those in the service industry, will resume collecting tips and won’t see their minimum wage increase parallel with the rest of the state.

NH woman, 80, needs dozens of stitches after attacked by bobcat suspected of being rabid

By Dave Solomon, The New Hampshire Union Leader on June 27, 2017, at 3 p.m.
“I kept thinking why? Why is it attacking me? It attacked me for no reason.”

BANDA MAGDA

By boxoffice on June 27, 2017, at 2:14 p.m.
To make bean hole beans you need a deep bed of coals to set the pots of beans into.

How to make traditional Maine bean hole beans

By Abigail Curtis on June 27, 2017, at 1:34 p.m.
Happy bean cooking, and happy eating!
Maine Sen. Shenna Bellows

Maine Senate votes to scrap ranked-choice election system

By Steve Mistler on June 27, 2017, at 1 p.m.
The repeal bill now goes to the Democratic-controlled House.
A measles vaccine

Maine confirms first measles case in 20 years

By Jackie Farwell on June 27, 2017, at 12:53 p.m.
The Maine CDC is investigating the case, which appears to have originated outside the state and was associated with a traveler.
On Saturday, 18 members of several police departments from across the state joined forces to summit Maine’s highest mountain to honor fallen officers as part of the national “Cops on Top” Summit for Heroes event.

Police scale Katahdin in honor of Fryeburg officer who died in line of duty

By Alex LaCasse, Portsmouth Herald on June 27, 2017, at 12:30 p.m.
On Saturday, 18 members of several police departments from across the state joined forces to summit Maine’s highest mountain to honor fallen officers as part of the national “Cops on Top” Summit for Heroes event.

Andrew Wyeth’s oft-overlooked role as chronicler of black life

By Stephan Salisbury, Philly.com on June 27, 2017, at 11:43 a.m.
Andrew Wyeth is not an artist normally associated with plumbing the depths of race relations or exploring the complexities of black life.
Wind from the Sea, 1947, tempera on hardboard

Andrew Wyeth honored by U.S. Postal Service with stamps

By Stephan Salisbury, Philly.com on June 27, 2017, at 11:30 a.m.
On July 12, the centenary of the artist’s birth, the postal service will celebrate the first day of 12 commemorative Forever stamps, each depicting a detail from a Wyeth painting.

Eastport 4th of July Committee lists events July 1-4

on June 27, 2017, at 11:13 a.m.
CONTRIBUTORS

My faith calls on me to oppose the Senate’s immoral health care bill

By Ryan Fecteau on June 27, 2017, at 10:41 a.m.
Catholicism teaches us to center the poor and vulnerable — values that mirror our call to public service.
LETTERS

Wednesday, June 28, 2017: Mueller will uncover the truth, ‘political correctness’ about respect, prosperity depends on social investments

on June 27, 2017, at 10:29 a.m.
Letters to the editor for Wednesday, June 28, 2017: Mueller will uncover the truth, ‘political correctness’ about respect, prosperity depends on social investments
POLLWAYS

Problems with Trumpcare start with its meanness

on June 27, 2017, at 10:26 a.m.
There is meanness in what Trumpcare would do to people’s health, but it will also damage the economy and people’s dreams.
BAR HARBOR, Maine -- 06/24/17 -- trail in Kittredge Brook Forest in Bar Harbor. (Aislinn Sarnacki | BDN)

1-minute hike: Kittredge Brook Forest in Bar Harbor

By Aislinn Sarnacki on June 27, 2017, at 8:50 a.m.
POLL QUESTION
Maine Gov. Paul LePage points out some energy statistics at a Town Hall meeting at the University of Maine at Fort Kent, April 25.

LePage: ‘I believe we’re going to shut down Friday night’

By Christopher Cousins and Michael Shepherd, BDN Staff on June 27, 2017, at 8:27 a.m.
Gov. Paul LePage said Tuesday it’s worth putting state government into a shutdown to ensure the two-year state budget lawmakers are struggling to pass won’t harm Maine’s economy for the next decade.
Customers pump gas at a Brewer gas station in April 2016.

For July 4 driving, Maine gas prices are the lowest they’ve been in years

By Nora Flaherty on June 26, 2017, at 7:55 p.m.
In Maine, the price of gas is down 3.5 cents to $2.23 a gallon.
Children and teenagers seeking to become United States citizens recite the Oath of Allegiance at the Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine in Portland in a 2011 file photo.

Immigrant leaders in Maine say court travel ban ruling ‘still religious discrimination’

By Seth Koenig on June 26, 2017, at 6:36 p.m.
“We do disagree with the court decision, because we feel it’s still religious discrimination,” said Elmuatz Abdelrahim.