Should fish be killed, just to prove they were there?

on July 28, 2016, at 7 a.m.
Bob Mallard recently had a letter published in my local newspaper that challenged the process of killing fish just to prove they are there. Over the years I challenged the use of gill nets by fisheries biologists, because all the fish that are caught in the nets are killed. I …

Take a Walk Around the Top of Cadillac Mountain with Micky Bedell

on July 27, 2016, at 10:08 p.m.
BDN Visuals journalist Micky Bedell was at the top of Cadillac Mountain today, and Facebook Live’d the whole thing. If you missed it, check it out here: https://www.facebook.com/bangordailynews/videos/10153679159925796/ Also, follow The Bangor Daily News on Facebook.
Michael Smith, program director and chief operating officer with the Maine Winter Sports Center, demonstrates basic mountain biking skills in this May 2015 file photo. The Maine Winter Sports Center is being renamed as the Outdoor Sport Institute.

Maine Winter Sports Center changes name to better reflect mission

By Aislinn Sarnacki on July 27, 2016, at 4:40 p.m.
Maine Winter Sports Center announced this month that it’s changing its name to Outdoor Sport Institute.

Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show: Great Boats Everywhere

By Laura Ruffner on July 27, 2016, at 3:48 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 12, 2016 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Harbor Park, 1 Harbor Park, Rockland, ME For more information: 2075948622; maineboats.com/boatshow ROCKLAND, ME — Are you boat-besotted? Then the Maine Boats, Homes & …

Here is how to make sure your ‘like’ matters on Facebook

By Sarah Cottrell on July 27, 2016, at 2:04 p.m.
In case you missed it, Facebook recently announced changes to their News Feed algorithm, making it much easier for you to see what your friends and family are posting, but less easy to see what the pages you’ve ‘liked’ are posting.
Pokemon Go players flock to the Bangor Waterfront recently to take advantage of lures placed simultaneously on three Pokestops in the area.

Hate if you must, but here’s why I love the Pokemon Go craze

By John Holyoke on July 27, 2016, at 12:38 p.m.
If Pokemon Go can teach an old dog like me some new tricks, while also coercing the family into getting some exercise and spending time together — it’s OK in my book.

Family Day event slated at Hirundo Wildlife Refuge

on July 27, 2016, at 12:20 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Hirundo Wildlife Refuge, Hudson Road, Old Town, Maine For more information: 207-394-2171; hirundomaine.org OLD TOWN, Maine — Summer family Day event “All About Fish!” will be held 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, at Hirundo Wildlife Refuge, Hudson Road. Participants …

This place will test ticks for Lyme free of charge

By Sarah Cottrell on July 27, 2016, at 9:19 a.m.
One problem for many Mainers has been finding an affordable and reliable way to test an embedded tick to ease one’s mind of worry over dreaded Lyme.

This Maine farmer tells us how to improve wildlife habitat on our own land

on July 27, 2016, at 7 a.m.
A subtitle on John Twomey’s interesting and informative book, Retiring To, Not From, reports that it includes, “Intimate details of life on a remote farm in Maine.” And that is certainly true. The level of detail about farming will be of interest to anyone who grows vegetables and fruit, but …

Bangor Eaglet

By Sharon Fiedler on July 27, 2016, at 6:59 a.m.
One of the two eaglets sits on a garage rooftop recently in Bangor. This post was contributed by a community member. Submit your news →

Come Boating! 2016 Rowing Regatta!

By john dillenbeck on July 27, 2016, at 12:05 a.m.
Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Location: Belfast Boat House, 34 Commercial St., Belfast, Maine For more information: 207-338-1909; comeboating.org Come Boating!, Belfast’s community rowing program, will hold it’s 16th Annual Rowing Regatta August 20, as part of the Belfast Harbor Fest. All human powered rowed and …

I think something might be wrong with my tent

on July 26, 2016, at 6:01 p.m.
Just as I pulled into the campground entrance it started to rain. And by rain I mean the sky opened up into a downpour. It had just been sunny a moment ago and I shook it off figuring it would pass quickly. Apparently, I was wrong. I chatted with one …

5K Race/Walk & 1 mile Fun Run

By Becky Steinnes on July 26, 2016, at 4:34 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Location: Newport Cultural Center, 154 Main St. , Newport, Maine For more information: 207-368-5074; newportculturalcenter.org The Newport Cultural Center 5K race/walk and 1 mile Fun Run will follow a gentle, shaded course through the neighborhoods near Lake Sebasticook. The pre-registration fee …

Lurvey Spring Road in Acadia National Park to be closed for tree maintenance

on July 26, 2016, at 2:38 p.m.
BAR HARBOR, Maine — The National Park Service will close all of Lurvey Spring Road in Acadia National Park to public access from 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Thursday, Aug. 1-4, for roadside tree and limb removal. Lurvey Spring Road runs between Echo Lake Beach Road and Long Pond Road in Southwest Harbor. Lurvey Spring …

One Maine writer reflects on the peace and beauty of Acadia

on July 26, 2016, at 2:27 p.m.
When I learned that this year marks the 100th anniversary of our beautiful Acadia National Park, and it seems important to spend a little time reflecting on its beauty.

1-minute hike: Gorge Path up Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park

on July 26, 2016, at 12:40 p.m.
Difficulty: Moderate-strenuous. From the Gorge Path trailhead on Park Loop Road, the trail is 1.9 miles to the top of Cadillac Mountain, making for an out and back hike of about 3.8 miles. The trail starts out gradual but becomes very rocky and steep as it climbs the eastern slope …

1-minute hike: Gorge Path up Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park

By Aislinn Sarnacki on July 26, 2016, at 12:18 p.m.
BDN reporter Aislinn Sarnacki hikes the Gorge Path up the east side of Cadillac Mountain with co-worker Micky Bedell on July 14, 2016, in Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island. From trailhead to the summit of the mountain, the hike is 1.8 miles, steep and rocky in several areas.

Mickey Finn Children’s Conservation Day slated July 30 at Houlton

on July 25, 2016, at 4:11 p.m.
HOULTON, Maine — The third annual Mickey Finn Children’s Day will be held 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, July 30, at Riverfront Park, rain or shine. Families and children will learn more about conservation, outdoor skills and join in the fun during the events sponsored by The Woodie Wheaton Land Trust with …

Full Moon Overnight Adventure

By Holly Twining on July 25, 2016, at 3:43 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016 2 p.m. to 11 p.m.Friday, Aug. 19, 2016 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. Location: The Lookout Inn, 455 Flye Point Road, Brooklin, Maine For more information: 207-299-0082; maineyogaadventures.com/workshops-om/lookout Join Maine Yoga Adventures on a very special overnight getaway to a stunning location! The Lookout Inn is …
Mount Katahdin reflects in a pond by the Abol Stream Trail in Baxter State Park, June 20, 2013.

Katahdin’s Dudley Trail closed until 2018

By Aislinn Sarnacki on July 25, 2016, at 12:41 p.m.
The popular Dudley Trail up Katahdin, Maine’s tallest mountain, was closed recently because of unstable conditions resulting from a rock and debris slide.