Articles by Pattie Reaves


A reminder of how hard Maine is when it comes to snow

on Oct. 14, 2016, at 11:48 a.m.

So long, and thanks for all the fish

on April 11, 2016, at 10:14 p.m.
Thank you all for sticking with me from the couch to the marathon to the delivery room and back again.

Show you’re a BDN Blogger using our network badges

on Feb. 08, 2016, at 11:17 a.m.
If you’re a BDN blogger and you want to show the world on your off-network blog or website, here’s the code to our network badges.

What’s the #view out your window?

By Pattie Reaves on Dec. 29, 2015, at 10:22 a.m.

Bangor Police Department: Yes, it’s slippery

By Pattie Reaves on Dec. 29, 2015, at 10:14 a.m.

Why I still run every day even though I haven’t lost a pound in two years

on Dec. 02, 2015, at 5:30 p.m.
When I started this blog, I completely missed the point.
Police investigate at Leadbetter's at 1105 Hammond St. on Tuesday evening.

Here’s a list of the fatal police shootings in Maine in the last 25 years

By Pattie Reaves on Dec. 02, 2015, at 1:25 p.m.
Last night’s shooting marks the eighth time this year Maine law enforcement used deadly force.
Thanksgiving turkey

What type of Thanksgiving food are you?

By Pattie Reaves on Nov. 21, 2015, at 4:58 p.m.
See how your personality matches up with traditional turkey-day foods.

Maine is still one of the happiest states to be in, according to this poll

on Oct. 18, 2015, at 5:40 p.m.
This is how Mainers say they are thriving, according to the latest Well-Being Index numbers.
A screenshot from First Light, a documentary on the work of the Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

This video shares a truth we all need to hear on Columbus Day

By Pattie Reaves on Oct. 12, 2015, at 1:18 p.m.
Maine’s native children were more than 5 times more likely to end up in foster care in the last 13 years. This film looks at why.
Animated gif from Youtube of the Topmix Concrete.

This ‘thirsty’ concrete can absorb rainwater almost instantly

By Pattie Reaves on Oct. 01, 2015, at 10:21 a.m.
Tragically, though, it wouldn’t work in Maine.
The 2015 fair poster.

Everything you need to know about the Common Ground Fair this weekend

By Pattie Reaves on Sept. 25, 2015, at 11:47 a.m.
Your guide to what’s going on in Unity on the weekend of Sept. 25 – 27.

My scary encounter on a bike with my toddler almost makes me want to stop riding

on Sept. 17, 2015, at 1:12 p.m.
We were on our way, route planned out, everything packed, ready to go. And going past one of the first intersections by my house, the one where I-395 exit on South Main Street is, we had an incident.

My typical day with a 1-year-old

on Sept. 10, 2015, at 9:17 a.m.
The babyhood, it was over so quickly.

5 years later: How my job got me fit (and changed my life)

By Pattie Reaves on Sept. 06, 2015, at 12:45 p.m.

5 years later: How my job got me fit (and changed my life)

on Sept. 06, 2015, at 12:45 p.m.
I started running five years ago. I was 25 years old, had just moved into the first house I had bought that summer, and had been married for just about a year. And I was ready for a change.

Acadia: Split up or get a permit if you have more than 5 people on a trail

on Aug. 27, 2015, at 3:11 p.m.
The park had a meeting with the public last night at its headquarters to talk about the issue of when a permit is really needed.
As most American adults have a cellphone by 2015, etiquette is changing about the acceptable occasions to pull out a cellphone.

Survey: It’s OK to use your cellphone in public. Sometimes.

By Pattie Reaves on Aug. 26, 2015, at 12:12 p.m.
Most Americans agree there are times you shouldn’t pull out your cell phone — but opinions vary a lot about when it is and isn’t OK.

Acadia wants to drop fine against unauthorized group run, revisit rules

on Aug. 19, 2015, at 4:41 p.m.
Acadia National Park’s chief ranger said he’ll ask the assistant U.S. attorney to “dismiss the charges based on the greater good.”

Ranger says group of 7 runners heading up Cadillac needed permit

on Aug. 17, 2015, at 12:10 p.m.
A runner got a citation Thursday night when he organized a group run by Facebook post.