EAST MILLINOCKET, Maine — U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud, a Democrat who represent Maine’s 2nd District, has a busy schedule that keeps him away from his home in East Millinocket a great deal. Last year, he spend less than 25 nights in his own bed. When he is able to get back to his own house, he likes to spend time working in his yard. Sometimes he grabs his chainsaw and heads to his woodlot in Medway to fell a few trees for a log cabin he hopes to build someday. Other times he enjoys gardening. Recently, Bob Bangs of Windswept Gardens in Bangor, who did the initial landscaping around Michaud’s home, showed the congressman and candidate how to prune his rose bushes to promote growth and fullness.

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Michael H. Michaud vs. Kevin L. Raye

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Troy R. Bennett

Troy R. Bennett is a Buxton native and longtime Portland resident whose photojournalism has appeared in media outlets all over the world.