Articles by Susan Young

Local option sales taxes largely took hold in the West before spreading eastward. New England, however, is largely still a holdout.

Are local option taxes a revenue-generation option for Maine’s towns, cities?

By Susan Young on March 27, 2015, at 7:24 a.m.
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick speaks to reporters during the New England Patriots press conference at Sheraton Wild Horse Pass on Thursday.

Did the Pats become impossibly better after 2006? The Super Bowl could be our answer

By Matthew Stone and Susan Young on Jan. 29, 2015, at 3:49 p.m.
Penobscot County Corrections officer Sgt. Chris Wilson stands near the door of a empty cell at the Penobscot County Jail in this July 2013 photo.

A coordinated, efficient county jail system that was nearly broken from the start

By Susan Young on Jan. 23, 2015, at 10:51 a.m.
Efraim Zuroff is the director of the Simon Wiesenthal Center's Israel office. The center's mission is to locate and bring to justice Nazi war criminals.

‘At least a measure of justice’: A life spent hunting Nazis — who show no remorse

By Susan Young on Sept. 12, 2014, at 5:33 a.m.
The Bangor Daily News building on the corner of Buck and Main streets in Bangor.

Cross Insurance to buy Bangor Daily News building

By Susan Young on May 02, 2014, at 7:03 p.m.
Independent Angus King and Republican Charlie Summers shake hands following the debate at the Franco-American Heritage Center in Lewiston on Monday, Sept. 17, 2012.

Fact-checking the US Senate candidates as they debate in Lewiston

By Matthew Stone, Robert Long, Susan Young and William Davis on Sept. 17, 2012, at 8:38 p.m.
The U.S. Postal Service Eastern Maine Processing and Distribution Facility, photographed Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012. Employees were notified in person Wednesday, Feb. 22, that the facility would be consolidated, resulting in only 13 of the 183 employees being retained.

Hampden postal facility would stay open if Senate passes reform bill, Collins says

By Susan Young on April 23, 2012, at 10:11 p.m.

Boomer women revise expectations to meet economic reality

By Jane Glenn Haas, The Orange County Register on Sept. 19, 2011, at 4:21 p.m.

Fish, veggies good for you, but so is ice cream

By Jennifer LaRue Huget, Special to The Washington Post on Sept. 14, 2011, at 10:11 p.m.

Fight erupts over jobs for veterans

By Steve Vogel, The Washington Post on Sept. 14, 2011, at 1:29 p.m.

Walmart to spend billions helping women-owned businesses

By Ylan Q. Mui, The Washington Post on Sept. 14, 2011, at 6:36 a.m.
Illustration by Brian Stauffer

Elderly get too many medical tests

By Sandra G. Boodman, Kaiser Health News on Sept. 13, 2011, at 5:47 p.m.
Stan Pappas wears a shirt featuring former President George W. Bush at the Tea Party Express tour kick-off on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011, in Napa, Calif. The Tea Party Express kicked off its fifth annual national tour with a rally in California's wine country before heading east through 19 states.  (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

Tea party will be in spotlight at tonight’s debate

By David Lightman, McClatchy Newspapers on Sept. 12, 2011, at 2:16 p.m.
In this Aug. 31, 2011 file photo, some of an estimated 4,000 people wait to enter a job fair in South Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)

Is it up to government to fix economy?

By Liz Sidoti, The Associated Press on Sept. 12, 2011, at 1:52 p.m.
US birth rate per thousand people. The blue segment is the baby boom.

Boomers to kids: No inheritance for you

By Walter Hamilton, The Los Angeles Times on Sept. 12, 2011, at 9:23 a.m.

National security Obama’s only success

By Peter Wallsten, The Washington Post on Sept. 11, 2011, at 10 a.m.

Fixing the war on drugs

By Contributed on July 07, 2011, at 6:29 p.m.

Maine’s ‘worst’ high schools

By Susan Young on April 14, 2011, at 10:01 p.m.
 Ben Goldstein, 7, of Bar Harbor, skips rocks off the beach reached by Wonderland Trail in Bar Harbor.

Favorite Places in Maine: MDI’s Ship Harbor

By Susan Young on March 27, 2011, at 5:56 p.m.
Signs posted at Sand Beach in Acadia National Park Saturday morning, September 4, 2010. National Park officials decided to reopen the Park Loop Road shortly after 6am Saturday as Hurricane Earl weekened and passed far enough from the area not to cause dangerous surf. (Bangor Daily News/Gabor Degre)

Favorite Places in Maine: Acadia’s Great Head trail

By Susan Young on Dec. 29, 2010, at 6:17 p.m.
Need a break from the relatives? Want one more hike in 2010? Head to Acadia National Park for a quick loop with sweeping ocean views. The trail around Great Head, with or without a trip across …