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A Portland chef is opening a restaurant on Sunday River

on Nov. 16, 2016, at 12:56 p.m.
SARAH SMILEY
Sarah Smiley

The residual anger, frustration after the election

By Sarah Smiley on Nov. 15, 2016, at 4:29 p.m.
The residual effects are apparent on social media where families are taking sides and friends are no more. All of which makes you wonder how awkward Thanksgiving might be next week.
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Two Maine coffee roasters are finalists for Good Food Awards

on Nov. 15, 2016, at 9:36 a.m.
Speckled Ax and Bard Coffee, two roasters with Portland cafes, made the list.
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The 5 best places to see tonight’s supermoon around Portland

on Nov. 14, 2016, at 11:57 a.m.
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Maine Magazine co-founder departs

on Nov. 11, 2016, at 1:05 p.m.
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Thompson’s Point will have a 2-story snow tubing hill this winter

on Nov. 10, 2016, at 3:16 p.m.
JULIA BAYLY

‘Some assembly required’ among scariest phrases in English language

By Julia Bayly on Nov. 10, 2016, at 11:48 a.m.
SARAH SMILEY
As the National Anthem was played, Maine's World War II veterans and other members of the military and public safety community joined thousands of spectators as they saluted the U.S. Flag during the Brewer-Bangor Veterans Day Parade in 2010.

Veterans Day: The one constant after Election Day

By Sarah Smiley on Nov. 08, 2016, at 11:36 a.m.
Sarah Smiley: Not only did military issues play a depressingly small role in this year’s election, they play an even smaller role in most people’s lives, including our politicians’ lives.
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A look inside Bunker Brewing’s new Libbytown space

on Nov. 07, 2016, at 4:43 p.m.
WAYNE E. REILLY
The Park Theater was located at the corner of State and Park streets in Bangor. Today the spot is a parking lot.

When Hollywood arrived in Bangor a century ago

By Wayne E. Reilly on Nov. 06, 2016, at 12 p.m.
The most exciting entertainment story of the season, however, was the arrival in Bangor of a movie troupe complete with famous actors.
KATHRYN OLMSTEAD
The owner's manual for Kathryn Olmstead's new car, which contains 557 pages, can be seen recently in Caribou.

Too many gizmos on new cars annoy this Maine driver

By Kathryn Olmstead on Nov. 03, 2016, at 2:42 p.m.
Can you believe all the gizmos they put on cars these days? It’s as though the driver didn’t have a brain.
MORE BANG(OR) FOR YOUR BUCK

Don’t forget the $66 side dish.

on Nov. 03, 2016, at 9:51 a.m.
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A new East End store aims to connect artisans with entrepreneurs

on Nov. 02, 2016, at 5:31 p.m.
SARAH SMILEY
Sarah Smiley

What’s better than a 9-to-5 school day?

By Sarah Smiley on Nov. 01, 2016, at 4:49 p.m.
Readers who disagreed with me did so … because they truly believe a 9-to-5 school day would be good for kids. That surprised me.
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Portland Hunt and Alpine Club announces West End expansion

on Nov. 01, 2016, at 10:55 a.m.
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Shannon Bard’s Kennebunk bistro and cooking school is open

on Oct. 31, 2016, at 12:56 p.m.
EMMET MEARA
"Tsundoku" is defined as the “condition of acquiring reading materials but letting them pile up in one’s home without reading them.

Why I’m embracing my addiction to books

By Emmet Meara on Oct. 31, 2016, at 11:24 a.m.
Emmet Meara: I must have 150 books piled on the floor after the bookcases were removed years ago.
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The restaurant owner who’s ditching tips says she’s already lost servers over new policy

on Oct. 27, 2016, at 12 p.m.
JULIA BAYLY
Saying goodbye to Corky, my friend and constant companion for 12 years was among the hardest things I have ever had to do.

Final words on Corky, the Rusty Metal Farm shusky

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.
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A local doughnut company is moving into a former Tim Hortons

on Oct. 26, 2016, at 10:50 a.m.