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Caroline Pete of Old Town (left) and Grady Ludders of Exeter try their hand at a version of curling on Lac d'Or at Hirundo Wildlife Refuge in Old Town during Winter Fun Day on Feb. 11.

Families flock to Hirundo for all kinds of winter fun

By John Holyoke on Feb. 16, 2017, at 10:30 a.m.
More than 100 people gathered for a Winter Fun Day at Hirundo Wildlife Refuge under cloudy skies, steady snow and temperatures that struggled to top 10 degrees.

Map shows what injury Mainers most file insurance claims for

on Feb. 16, 2017, at 10:17 a.m.
Eddie Walsh of Portland's Parks and Recreation Department clears snow from City Hall Plaza, Jan. 18, 2017.

Third storm this week dumps about a foot of snow in southern Maine

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Feb. 16, 2017, at 9:24 a.m.
Southern portions of the state were clobbered with another foot of snow on top of the 2-plus feet that fell in a blizzard earlier this week.
Yale University mascot Handsome Dan XVIII is a product of Wicked Good Bulldogges in Bristol.

How a Maine family got its puppy into Yale

By Maia Zewert, Lincoln County News on Feb. 16, 2017, at 7:11 a.m.
After a nationwide search, Yale narrowed the field to three breeders on the East Coast, including Wicked Good Bulldogges.

One hurt, home destroyed in Portsmouth fire

By Elizabeth Dinan, Portsmouth Herald on Feb. 16, 2017, at 5:55 a.m.
The damage was described as “a total loss.”
White House National Security Advisor Michael Flynn arrives prior to a joint news conference between Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington on Monday. Flynn resigned Monday.

Collins, King will probe Flynn’s contact with Russian officials

By Jake Bleiberg on Feb. 15, 2017, at 7:33 p.m.
“What contacts, if any, did he have with the Russians before the election? And on whose authority was he acting? What were his goals?”
Sen. Susan Collins (left) and Sen. Angus King can be seen in this May 2014 file photo.

Susan Collins says she’ll vote against Trump’s EPA pick

By Susan Sharon, Maine Public on Feb. 15, 2017, at 5:31 p.m.
Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins of Maine said she will oppose the confirmation of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency.
About a hundred people wait in line before the polls open at the Portland Expo on Nov. 8, 2016.

The latest voter ID attempt in Maine appears doomed to fail

By Christopher Cousins on Feb. 15, 2017, at 3:33 p.m.
There are some differences this year compared with past attempts.

Another foot of snow or more on the way for parts of Maine

on Feb. 15, 2017, at 11:40 a.m.

A drug dealer behind angry criticism from LePage pleads guilty

By Edmund H. Mahony, The Hartford Courant on Feb. 15, 2017, at 10:40 a.m.
Keith Young, 27, of Hamden, Connecticut was one of the leaders of a gang called Red Side Guerilla Brims, which was associated with the Bloods street gang.

Maine’s own Noel Paul Stookey records parody of “Unforgettable” for Trump, dubbed “Impeachable”

on Feb. 15, 2017, at 10:09 a.m.
An Eastern Maine Railway plow train approaches the Route 171 crossing in Wytopitlock Wednesday morning as it works to clear rail lines following the blizzard earlier this week.

Third storm in a week to drop up to a foot of snow overnight

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Feb. 15, 2017, at 9:25 a.m.
A winter storm warning is in place for much of the state from 1 p.m. Wednesday until 1 p.m. Thursday.

The 911 call: The chainsaw accident victim’s wife, dispatcher speak

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Feb. 14, 2017, at 7:57 p.m.
Angela Young gets supplies to treat a patient at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor in this May 2016 file photo.

Study: Maine’s going to have to find 3,200 new nurses by 2025

By Christopher Cousins and Jackie Farwell on Feb. 14, 2017, at 4 p.m.
Maine nurses are aging alongside the patients they treat, setting the stage for a critical shortage of nurses across the state by 2025, officials announced Tuesday.
The Down East Community Hospital as seen from Court Street in Machias in this January 2008 file photo.

Court rejects reinstatement of suspension of nurse who discharged patient later found dead in snow

By Judy Harrison on Feb. 14, 2017, at 3:21 p.m.
John S. Zablotny of Steuben was the nursing supervisor on duty at Down East Community Hospital in Machias on Jan. 1, 2008, when patient Reid Emery, 61, of Eastport asked to be discharged against his doctor’s advice.

On the heels of a blizzard, more snow on the way for Maine

on Feb. 14, 2017, at 12:54 p.m.
Rep. Ryan Tipping, D-Orono

LePage calls Orono lawmaker corrupt, says he should resign

By Michael Shepherd on Feb. 14, 2017, at 12:08 p.m.
Gov. Paul LePage said Tuesday that the Democrat who co-chairs the Legislature’s taxation committee should resign for his work on a 2016 ballot initiative that added a new tax on high-income earners to fund education.

Mainers took to Reddit to vent about having to work yesterday

on Feb. 14, 2017, at 11:49 a.m.
Our friends over at r/Maine shared their feelings about having to work during the snowstorm yesterday. A few of them were rightfully unhappy.
Paper hearts go up on Valentine's Day eve in Monument Square as Portlanders sleep.

A rare look at how the mysterious ‘Valentine Phantom’ covers Portland with red hearts

By Kathleen Pierce on Feb. 14, 2017, at 11:40 a.m.
BDN Portland followed along for the evening to see how the Valentine Phantom works. In return, the bandit insisted on anonymity.
John Parker, who runs Skywalkers Bar & Grille in Machias with his wife Danielle, is stepping into the craft beer business in a region where that industry has not yet taken off. Parker’s nano brewery, Machias River Brewing Co., is scheduled to open in March.

Down East restaurant reinvents itself as tiny brew house

By Nick McCrea on Feb. 14, 2017, at 10:48 a.m.
A bar in Machias is stepping into the craft beer business in a region where the industry hasn’t taken off as it has in other parts of the state.