When Winning Isn’t Everything by Sterling Pingree

By Sterling Pingree on Sept. 06, 2016, at 11:28 a.m.
People love a winner. Put a winning team on the field and like a baseball diamond in an Iowa corn field, “People will come Ray, people will most definitely come.” Winning in major sports trumps almost everything, including at times the illegal activities of its star players. In the case …

Anti-LePage graffiti mural in Portland portrays governor as Klansman

By Chris Shorr on Sept. 06, 2016, at 8:56 a.m.
A popular haven for spray paint artists has been getting attention thanks to a controversial mural of Maine Gov. Paul LePage.

By Tom Hale on Sept. 05, 2016, at 12:59 a.m.
Episode 121 September 4, 2016 For some reason the photos for tonight’s blog are not loading into my blog. I will attempt to load them into the site early Monday morning. I humbly apologize for the  problem. I can not figure this out. When I do get access I am …

Moose comes ashore on Kennebunkport beach

By Kathleen Pierce on Sept. 01, 2016, at 2:09 p.m.
How hot was it yesterday? Hot enough for a moose to plunge into the Atlantic at Goose Rocks Beach in Kennebunkport and frolic in the waves. Bar manager Ben Lohnes at The Tides Beach Club was inside the swank resort when a tall, furry swimmer with antlers appeared on the …
Bridgton dealt with a nuisance bear this summer.

Will Mainers have to shoot bears in their homes?

By George Smith on Sept. 01, 2016, at 8:14 a.m.
Let’s hope every Maine bear hunter this fall gets his or her bear. We’ve got way too many bears.
Several Israeli Air Force Boeing 707 refueling tankers and F-16 Viper aircraft flew over Bangor early Tuesday morning.

Fascinating details and images of the Israeli fighter jets that woke up Bangor

By Anthony DelMonaco, 3315Aviation.com on Aug. 31, 2016, at 2:39 p.m.
The Israelis were visitors to the Queen City for the second time in just over three weeks.

Valley sports teams continue fall season

By ksjoberg on Aug. 31, 2016, at 1:08 a.m.
St. John Valley high school sports round-up.

Vikings QB Bridgewater injures knee during practice

By Wire Service Reports on Aug. 30, 2016, at 8:28 p.m.
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater sustained a “significant” left knee injury during a non-contact play at practice on Tuesday. Bridgewater dropped back to pass during a drill and planted his foot before crumpling to the ground. The Vikings immediately stopped practice after 25 minutes and asked reporters to leave the …

Cruelty Times Three Part Two

on Aug. 29, 2016, at 6:06 p.m.
(This is the second part of a two-part article.  Part one can be seen by opening the link below:) https://loprieno.bangordailynews.com/2016/08/21/home/cruelty-times-three/ Today – August 29 – is the first day of bear hunting in Maine, ending on November 26. During that time (excluding Sundays) these animals can be killed over bait …

Marvin Kaplan, character actor who won laughs in ‘Adam’s Rib’ and ‘Alice,’ dies at 89

By Emily Langer, The Washington Post on Aug. 29, 2016, at 6:11 a.m.
Marvin Kaplan, a comedic character actor — immediately recognizable for his thick glasses, thicker eyebrows and Brooklyn accent — who had been a fixture of TV and movies since his scene-stealing film debut in “Adam’s Rib” with Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn, died Aug. 25 at a hospital in Los …

Why overweight women shouldn’t buy clothes

By Jackie Conn on Aug. 27, 2016, at 8:22 a.m.
Everybody deserves to look their best and feel their best knowing they’re dressed in stylish, well-tailored, flattering clothes – even overweight women. But a lot of bigger women will tell you that finding clothes that make them look and feel good is not easy. The clothes finding challenges start in …

Oil flowed from South Portland again this summer. But it probably won’t last

By Dan MacLeod on Aug. 25, 2016, at 6:45 p.m.
Good evening from the BDN Portland office on Congress Street. Let’s get into it. What we’re talking about The Portland-Montreal Pipe Line broke a five-month dry spell this summer, carrying nearly 3 million barrels of crude oil from storage tanks in South Portland to refineries in Montreal. But oil analysts …

Stand up for students, yes or no?

By Left Brain Right Brain on Aug. 25, 2016, at 6 a.m.
Steven Biel: It’s been 12 years since Maine voted to require the state to cover 55 percent of the cost of public education, and in all that time Augusta has never once hit the mark. So now voters are taking charge again with Question 2, the Stand Up for Students …

Atkins pitches Sea Dogs past Binghamton

on Aug. 19, 2016, at 10:51 p.m.
BINGHAMTON, New York — Mitch Atkins fanned a season-high nine batters over seven innings, leading the Portland Sea Dogs to a 3-0 win over the Binghamton Mets on Friday night at NYSEG Stadium. Atkins scattered three hits and did not issue a walk while earning his first win since July …
Camp Ray of Hope 2015

When a child’s grief takes the form of tantrums

By Sarah Kilch Gaffney on Aug. 19, 2016, at 1:26 p.m.
How one toddler overcame the grief of losing her father through the efforts of Camp Ray of Hope.

Sports briefs for Aug. 17, 2016

By The Sports Xchange on Aug. 18, 2016, at 6:09 a.m.
Mainer makes Olympic final, but can’t medal U.S. Olympic sailor David Hughes, who grew up in Maine and attended the University of Southern Maine, teamed with Stuart McNay to earn a berth in the final race of the men’s 470 class in Rio de Janeiro. However, they already know they …

The Acadians of York County – Few but not Forgotten

By James Myall on Aug. 17, 2016, at 3:31 p.m.
A threat to security; a liability on the public purse; unwanted and unwelcome.  Those sentiments have been applied to today’s refugees, especially this election cycle – but they were also the feelings of many New Englanders to the thousands of Acadians who found themselves placed in towns across Massachusetts (including …
An outlook on the Appalachian Trail near the top of Moxie Bald Mountain gives hikers a glimpse of nearby mountains on May 21, 2015, in Bald Mountain Township T2 R3.

What to do when you’re lost in the woods

By Bryan Courtois on Aug. 17, 2016, at 1:55 p.m.
Follow these steps to get rescued if you find yourself lost in the woods.

Sports briefs for Aug. 15, 2016

By The Sports Xchange on Aug. 16, 2016, at 6:07 a.m.
Fort Kent to charge soccer admission FORT KENT | Fort Kent Community High School this season will begin charging a fee for its home boys and girls varsity soccer games. Admission for home events, which all are boys/girls doubleheaders, will be $2 for adults and $1 for students (18-and-under) …

Trump proposes ideological test for Muslim immigrants, visitors to US

By Karen DeYoung, The Washington Post on Aug. 15, 2016, at 7:35 p.m.
Donald Trump called Monday for a Cold War-style mobilization against “radical Islamic terror,” repeating and repackaging calls for strict immigration controls — including a new ideological litmus test for Muslim visitors and migrants — and blaming the current level of worldwide terrorist attacks on President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. …