Blogs and Columns
By Julia Bayly on Oct. 27, 2016, at 11:27 a.m.
Julia Bayly: According to an online BDN linked search engine, I’ve written about Corky 125 times in the 12 years she lived on Rusty Metal Farm. This column is the 126th and quite likely last time I will do so.
on Oct. 26, 2016, at 10:50 a.m.
By Sarah Smiley on Oct. 25, 2016, at 5:11 p.m.
Eight hours of school? Can your 10-year-old self even imagine the awfulness?
on Oct. 25, 2016, at 3:51 p.m.
By Emmet Meara on Oct. 24, 2016, at 12:23 p.m.
Cobb Manor has always been a mice hostel, especially when those chilly nights arrive.
WAYNE E. REILLY
By Wayne E. Reilly on Oct. 23, 2016, at 12:32 p.m.
Crowds assembled throughout Bangor to welcome home the National Guard troops who were returning from a stint defending the U.S.-Mexico border.
By Kathryn Olmstead on Oct. 20, 2016, at 2:09 p.m.
Selling pumpkins for Halloween is more than a business for those who grow them in Aroostook County.
By Sarah Smiley on Oct. 19, 2016, at 6:50 a.m.
“There are so many stories of Dustin cheerfully believing he has a ‘better way’ to get to our destination, only to end up taking us on a ‘scenic route’ that, in his words, ‘we would have missed otherwise,'” Sarah Smiley writes.
By Emmet Meara on Oct. 17, 2016, at 11:44 a.m.
Emmet Meara: Alright. I’m 75, and I am still reading Rolling Stone. Sue me.
By Julia Bayly on Oct. 13, 2016, at 1:01 p.m.
People who know me, know my resistance to change. Call it “being in a rut,” if you will, but here on Rusty Metal Farm, it’s been all about consistency.
on Oct. 12, 2016, at 5:50 p.m.
By Sarah Smiley on Oct. 11, 2016, at 3:56 p.m.
It might surprise you that although I’ve been a military dependent for 39 years, the only foreign country I’ve visited is Canada.
on Oct. 10, 2016, at 12:19 p.m.
By Emmet Meara on Oct. 10, 2016, at 12:07 p.m.
Walter Mastropietro is the luckiest SOB alive. Or maybe the unluckiest man alive. You decide.
WAYNE E. REILLY
By Wayne E. Reilly on Oct. 09, 2016, at 12:01 p.m.
Of all the changes to Bangor in the past 150 years, none seems more dramatic today than the decline of maritime commerce in the city’s harbor.
By Diane Atwood, Catching Health on Oct. 07, 2016, at 1:12 p.m.
“It confirms what we’ve known for a long time.”
on Oct. 07, 2016, at 8:40 a.m.
By Kathryn Olmstead on Oct. 06, 2016, at 12:06 p.m.
“When they say it can’t be done, you look for a way to do it.”
on Oct. 05, 2016, at 4:13 p.m.
By Sarah Smiley on Oct. 04, 2016, at 3:19 p.m.
This extreme sport, if you will, involves waiting until the last possible moment to turn on the furnace and avoiding one more month of heating costs.