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Skimming through the Washington Post comment thread about our “unhinged” governor

By Patricia Callahan on Sept. 28, 2016, at 9:24 p.m.
A favorite came from UJ who suggested LePage “needs to build a wall and make Connecticut and New York pay for it!”

Seriously…I hate open water fishing!

By Doug Alley on Sept. 28, 2016, at 6:04 p.m.
Fellow blogger and registered Maine Guide, John Floyd often posts pictures of big fish he has caught, and almost as often I comment on how I rarely even DREAM of catching fish that big! Accepting that catching a bass in the four-pound class is just not going to happen for …

Seriously…I hate open water fishing!

By Doug Alley on Sept. 28, 2016, at 6:04 p.m.
Fellow blogger and registered Maine Guide, John Floyd often posts pictures of big fish he has caught, and almost as often I comment on how I rarely even DREAM of catching fish that big! Accepting that catching a bass in the four-pound class is just not going to happen for …

Local sports results for Sept. 26, 2016

By  none on Sept. 26, 2016, at 8:52 p.m.
Results Monday’s Results GIRLS SOCCER Bangor Christian 3, Schenck 1 Bucksport 5, Mattanawcook Acad. 0 Central Aroostook 12, East Grand 1 Hodgdon 5, Shead 1Story continues below advertisement. Orono 6, Dexter 0 Piscataquis 2, Penquis 2 BOYS SOCCER Ellsworth 2, Old Town 1 Foxcroft Acad. 2, Hermon 1 John Bapst …

Local sports results for Sept. 25, 2016

on Sept. 25, 2016, at 9:34 p.m.
Results Sunday’s Results COLLEGE MEN’S SOCCER Bowdoin 6, Husson 1 Connecticut College 3, Colby 1 UM-Machias 3, UM-Fort Kent 1 Williams 2, Bates 0Story continues below advertisement. WOMEN’S SOCCER Connecticut College 3, Colby 0 UM-Machias 5, UM-Fort Kent 0 UM-Presque Isle 7, UM-Farmington 1 Vermont 1, Maine 0 Williams 1, …

NFL Persons of interest: Clues on whom to watch Sunday

By Frank Cooney, The Sports Xchange on Sept. 23, 2016, at 4:29 p.m.
Crime scene investigators usually have inside knowledge on persons of interest: who aren’t necessarily prime suspects, but may know what’s up or even had a hand in the deed being scrutinized. It is the same in the NFL, where each team and each game has players who could hold an …

NewsFEED

By Jeanne Luetjen on Sept. 22, 2016, at 2:04 p.m.
Join the BDN & Good Shepherd Food Bank for NewsFEED, a unique event at Good Shepherd’s new Hampden Distribution Center (old BDN printing plant!). Featuring tastings stations from Maine restaurants, farms & businesses, a cooking competition with local chefs and recognition of Metro Magazine’s best restaurant winners from across Maine, …

Stephen King novella ‘Hearts in Atlantis’ set for big screen

By Robert Mitchell, Reuters on Sept. 21, 2016, at 1:40 p.m.
LOS ANGELES— British director Johannes Roberts is re-teaming with production and finance outfit The Fyzz Facility for coming-of-age drama “Hearts,” an adaptation of Stephen King’s critically acclaimed novella “Hearts in Atlantis.” Set in 1966, “Hearts” is a bittersweet coming-of-age story about a group of college boys and their first time …

Augusta event remembers Maine’s murder victims

on Sept. 21, 2016, at 1:03 a.m.
A state observance will be held at the University of Maine at Augusta and will pay tribute to the memory of hundreds of Maine-related people who have been murdered.

Ortiz blasts Red Sox past Orioles

By The Sports Xchange on Sept. 20, 2016, at 10:46 p.m.
BALTIMORE — David Ortiz got his 36th home run, a three-run shot in the seventh inning, and the Boston Red Sox extended their winning streak to six games with a 5-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday night. Boston increased its lead over Baltimore to five games in the …
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A Shameful Secret Part Two

on Sept. 19, 2016, at 10:58 a.m.
The first part of this two part article published here last week http://loprieno.bangordailynews.com/2016/09/13/home/a-shameful-secret/ /raised the following question: since trapping is barbaric, creates very little revenue, and is practiced by so few – 2535 residents of a state population of approximately 1,330,000 – one has to wonder why it has the …

Ramirez, Bradley Jr. help Red Sox sink Yankees

By The Sports Xchange on Sept. 16, 2016, at 10:42 p.m.
BOSTON — Hanley Ramirez and Jackie Bradley Jr. homered, Clay Buchholz tossed six innings of two-run ball and the Boston Red Sox beat the New York Yankees 7-4 Friday night at Fenway Park. Ramirez’s homer was his 26th of the season and Bradley blasted his 25th, giving the Red Sox …

BDN Football Forecast: Week 3 prognostications

on Sept. 16, 2016, at 12:27 p.m.
Here are this week’s staff and guest predictions for Week 3 of the BDN Football Forecast.  
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25 recipes to try if you have a freezer full of deer meat

on Sept. 15, 2016, at 3:36 p.m.
It is almost that time of year when hunters will be bringing home venison and families will be wondering what to do with all that meat. The average deer will produce between 75 and 150 pounds of meat, which is certainly enough to fill a freezer and keep a family well …
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This is what a Maine Outdoors Woman looks like

on Sept. 15, 2016, at 10:22 a.m.
This is how to become a real Maine Outdoors Woman.
Ellis Throckmorton (middle) and his sister Hillary Throckmorton (second right) pose with their mother, Emily Ellis (far right), father, Tim Throckmorton (left), and stepmother, Emilie Brand Throckmorton, after a Husson football game in 2015. The Throckmorton children have been successful athletes after growing up with celebrity parents.

What’s it like being the child of a hall of famer and local broadcasting celebrity? You break a lot of eggs.

By Larry Mahoney on Sept. 15, 2016, at 1 a.m.
The Throckmorton children followed in their parents’ footsteps as athletes.

USM will launch a program designed to grow the state’s food industry

By Dan MacLeod on Sept. 13, 2016, at 6:45 p.m.
The University of Southern Maine next year will offer students a new program devoted to what we eat and how it gets to our plates.

Win tickets to see Peppa Pig Live at the Collins Center!

By Sarah Cottrell on Sept. 13, 2016, at 10:32 a.m.
We are giving away TWO sets of four tickets to two lucky families for a night of theatrical fun! If you are looking to purchase tickets then check out this site here.
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A Shameful Secret

on Sept. 13, 2016, at 8:52 a.m.
(This is the first part of a two part article) In November 2014, after the bear referendum had been defeated by a margin of less than 3 ½ per cent, many comments and reactions both pro and con were reported by the media. One of the most interesting and revealing …

After-school snacks: what will keep them going until dinner?

By Catherine Hall on Sept. 09, 2016, at 9:25 p.m.
This time of year always makes me feel nostalgic.  I loved the first few weeks of school.  The teachers were new, the routine was familiar, and I was ready to learn after a relaxing and fun summer.  This time of year also reminds me of how insanely hungry I was …