Julia Bayly

Julia Bayly

Fort Kent

 
Norma, 77 years old, makes her bed in what used to be a closet at the Maine Correctional Center where photographer Jessica Earnshaw spent several days shadowing Maine's oldest female inmate as part of the Aging in Prison photo documentary project.

New York photographer points lens at aging Maine inmates

By Julia Bayly on Dec. 05, 2016, at 8:43 a.m.
“Everybody I talked to was like anyone I would meet on the outside.”
Fresh brewed fancy Starbucks coffee is now available daily at the University of Maine at Fort Kent's Bengal Lair

Get your coffee on at state’s northernmost Starbucks counter

By Julia Bayly on Nov. 29, 2016, at 3:03 p.m.

Depression does not have to be part of the ‘normal’ aging process

By Julia Bayly on Nov. 25, 2016, at 1:04 p.m.
Depression is a real and often misdiagnosed condition among Maine’s aging population, according to those who work with the state’s elderly population.
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Who knew so much personality and joy could come in such a small package? Lil Bean, the rescue senior Chihuahua, brightens the day of anyone she meets.

With dogs, there is a lot of love in small packages

By Julia Bayly on Nov. 24, 2016, at 1:33 p.m.
Julia Bayly: For a week I played, snuggled and became totally smitten with that pint-sized canine.
FIDDLEHEAD FOCUS

Valley reporter tries to help homeless man, has rental van stolen

on Nov. 24, 2016, at 1:15 a.m.
All Jessica Potila of Fort Kent wanted to do was help a homeless man get home in time for Thanksgiving. Instead, she is spending the day before the holiday talking to police in two counties, dealing with her insurance company and wondering how she is going to get her rental van out of an impound lot in Calais.
FIDDLEHEAD FOCUS

Residents, camp owners on Irving leased lots still waiting on development plans

on Nov. 24, 2016, at 1:06 a.m.
(From the BDN) More than 400 seasonal camp and year-round homeowners remain in limbo waiting for the state and J.D. Irving to reach an agreement on a development plan for 51,000 acres in Aroostook County.
Before allegedly stealing a rental van and driving it south from Fort Kent, Pierre Triplett met with Fiddlehead Focus reporter Jessica Potila to be interviewed for a feature on being homeless. Potila had offered to let Triplett sleep in her rental van that night.

Homeless man accused of stealing van from Maine reporter trying to help him

By Julia Bayly on Nov. 23, 2016, at 4:44 p.m.
All Jessica Potila of Fort Kent wanted to do was help a homeless man get home in time for Thanksgiving.
POLL QUESTION
Melissa Huston, the director of philantropy for Northern Maine, stops at the Good Shepherd Food Bank Hampden warehouse in this August 2016 file photo.

Can the burgeoning local food movement save Mainers from hunger?

By Julia Bayly and Kathleen Pierce, BDN Staff on Nov. 23, 2016, at 7:07 a.m.
“We are the ninth hungriest state in the nation — Maine is heading in the wrong direction.”

Residents, camp owners on Irving leased lots still waiting on development plans

By Julia Bayly on Nov. 22, 2016, at 1 a.m.
More than 400 seasonal camp and year-round homeowners remain in limbo waiting for the state and J.D. Irving to reach an agreement on a development plan for 51,000 acres in Aroostook County.

Support group available for those grieving the loss of a pet

By Julia Bayly on Nov. 17, 2016, at 1 p.m.
The grief of losing a pet can be as strong as that felt over the death of a human loved one.
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‘Some assembly required’ among scariest phrases in English language

By Julia Bayly on Nov. 10, 2016, at 11:48 a.m.

Canadians in the Living Room

By Julia Bayly on Nov. 09, 2016, at 2:03 a.m.

Canadians in the Living Room

By Julia Bayly on Nov. 08, 2016, at 11:31 p.m.

Canadians in the Living Room

By Julia Bayly on Nov. 08, 2016, at 11:09 p.m.

Canadians in the Living Room

By Julia Bayly on Nov. 08, 2016, at 10:09 p.m.

Canadians in the Living Room

By Julia Bayly on Nov. 08, 2016, at 9:22 p.m.

Canadians in the Living Room

By Julia Bayly on Nov. 08, 2016, at 8:45 p.m.

Canadians in the living room

By Julia Bayly on Nov. 08, 2016, at 7:04 p.m.
Living in a small space forces one to ask a lot of questions before acquiring more possessions, according to Sonya Connelly. Connelly is among a group of people who have taken to tiny house living and hope to establish a tiny house village in southern Maine.

National tiny house building code could make tiny living safer, easier in Maine

By Julia Bayly on Nov. 08, 2016, at 8:15 a.m.
Fans of tiny houses in Maine have the chance this week to be part of a movement to establish national standards governing the construction of the popular minimalist residential dwellings.

Genetic screening available, but not recommended, to predict Alzheimer’s diagnosis

By Julia Bayly on Nov. 04, 2016, at 2:11 p.m.
“We want to be as helpful as we can and make sure people get good information,” Laurie Trenholm said. “But our position is there is no need for the genetic testing.”