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RVs can be a popular mode of transportation for Mainers, who often travel for the winter months.

Any Maine driver can legally drive an RV, but think ahead before taking the wheel

There are a few things to consider before getting behind the wheel of something larger than the family car.
A Bangor resident enjoys a cigarette during his smoke break.

No matter how long you’ve been a smoker, it’s not too late to kick the habit

If you don’t smoke cigarettes, don’t start. And if you do smoke, stop. Now.
Heather Lambert (left) grew up moving from home-to-home in the Maine foster care system. Now at age 25 she is hoping to get her High School Equivalency Test and she has been getting help from Literacy Volunteers of Bangor tutor, Jen Montgomery-Rice.

Bangor literacy tutors helping others overcome the barrier of illiteracy, one life at a time

From filling out job applications and signing school forms to advancing educational goals and becoming an informed citizen, the ability to read and write is essential to participation in society.
Rob Crone, director of nutrition services at Eastern Area Agency on Aging in Bangor, talks about the contents of a box of food available to low-income seniors through the Commodities Supplemental Food Program in Bangor, Feb. 14, 2017.

Hunger abated after the recession, but not for the elderly, US figures show

The rates of food insecurity among the general population have begun to drop, but among Americans older than 60 that recovery appears to be weaker.

In business or socially, good manners are the ‘rules of engagement’

Changes in technology, shifts in gender roles and new views on what is considered “acceptable behavior” have meant manners and etiquette have had to also change with the times.
Professional photographer Kari Herer of Yarmouth captured this image of her daughter Thea in 2014, using the camera on her Apple iPhone. Apple is using the photograph this summer in its worldwide ad campaign, &quotShot on iPhone." Here, the image is seen on the side of a building in downtown Dallas.

How to get beyond ‘point and shoot’ with your smartphone camera

“If you want to take better pictures, it takes a little learning curve. But it’s not hard, and once you do it, you’ll never go back to point and shoot.”

Making money in retirement

Looking for ways to boost your retirement income? The answer might not be as complicated as you think.