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Easter Peeps get dressed up like Trump protesters and even Jesus Christ

on April 05, 2017, at 12:19 p.m.
HEATHER DENKMIRE
Heather Denkmire is a writer and artist who lives in Portland with her two young daughters.

Autistic people don’t need a ‘cure’

By Heather Denkmire on April 05, 2017, at 5:55 a.m.
The largest autism organizations treat autism as if it were a disease that needs to be eradicated, rather than a set of developmental conditions.
HARMONY, MAINE -- 03/01/2017 -- Bronze sculptor David Smus combines his love of nature and fine art to create limited edition bronzes in his Harmony home studio. Micky Bedell | BDN

Why this Maine artist’s best work always gets torn apart

By Micky Bedell on April 03, 2017, at 9:14 a.m.
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You can buy these designer ‘glamping tents’ for $12,500

on April 02, 2017, at 11:31 a.m.
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A cafe devoted to crepes is now open in Portland’s Public Market House

on March 30, 2017, at 2:02 p.m.
SARAH SMILEY
Sarah Smiley

Retiring from the military isn’t as easy as it sounds

By Sarah Smiley on March 28, 2017, at 7:33 p.m.
A friend asked my husband, “And what will you do when you get out of the military?” His response: “I don’t know.”
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Biddeford fashion designer anchors in the Old Port

on March 28, 2017, at 3:45 p.m.
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Maine Brew Bus bought out its competition

on March 28, 2017, at 6 a.m.
Prices will stay the same, but you won’t be able to drink on the bus.
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Maine Brew Bus bought out its competition

on March 28, 2017, at 6 a.m.
Prices will stay the same, but you won’t be able to drink on the bus.
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Inside the new Holy Donut in Scarborough

on March 14, 2017, at 2:16 p.m.
WAYNE E. REILLY
Wayne E. Reilly

A look back at the millionaire ‘lumber kings’ of Bangor

By Wayne E. Reilly on March 12, 2017, at 1:59 p.m.
These adventurous entrepreneurs built Bangor in the 19th century with reckless land speculation, legendary logging exploits, and a multitude of sawmills and other investments.
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Shipyard is now using malt from The County in its flagship ale

on March 10, 2017, at 5:30 a.m.
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Inside Portland’s new burger and adult milkshake bar

on March 08, 2017, at 2:34 p.m.
“The Portland dining scene is inundated, but we are going to do it anyway.”
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Portland’s first winter beer and music festival was a chill scene

on March 06, 2017, at 3:06 p.m.
The site’s developer Chris Thompson, dressed in his Nordic finest, assured me that the heat was on. But you wouldn’t know it.
JULIA BAYLY
Chiclet, the Rusty Metal Farm house dog takes one last wistful look at new harnesses before leaving PetSmart in Bangor. Thanks to a lost wallet, no purchases were made that day.

Lost and found wallet restores some faith in humanity

By Julia Bayly on March 02, 2017, at 11:28 a.m.
“Every so often, a series of events unfolds to reinforce my somewhat Pollyannaish world view.”
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Former Portland restaurateur opens new Montreal-style bagel cafe

on Feb. 28, 2017, at 5:30 a.m.
Twenty-two minutes from Portland is all it takes to reach bagel nirvana.
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Former Portland restaurateur opens new Montreal-style bagel cafe

on Feb. 28, 2017, at 5:30 a.m.
Twenty-two minutes from Portland is all it takes to reach bagel nirvana.
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Icelandic rockers headline Portland music fest that no one can pronounce

on Feb. 27, 2017, at 11:26 a.m.
Like most bands playing Sunaana, Mammút is on the verge of breaking big in the U.S.
WAYNE E. REILLY
Bangor had the first electric trolley system in Maine.

Trolley company bet its future on delivering cheap electricity to Bangor

By Wayne E. Reilly on Feb. 26, 2017, at 1:24 p.m.
Electric power had a tremendous future. But a century ago, electric street railways weren’t part of that future in most places.
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Here’s the best bar in Maine, according to Yelp

on Feb. 24, 2017, at 11:49 a.m.
What’s your favorite Maine watering hole? Who should make the list?