Canadian oil causes drop in Portland cargo
But the city's port saw more cruise ships and container traffic in 2007, so officials are optimistic.
Northern Maine lynx habitat gets another look
A federal agency has a year to decide whether to designate 10,000 miles it previously dropped.
Preble Street to get grant
The $1 million from the Kresge Foundation is intended to help end chronic homelessness.
Former soldiers hiking to benefit homeless veterans
Two men just back from
Energy drinks: Time to kill the buzz?
Worried about caffeine, a legislator proposes a ban on selling energy drinks to those under 18. Teens don't see what the fuss is about.
Editorial: Congress is starting the silly season too soon
Election-year posturing sets the tone for what could be a bitter fight over national security.
Editorial: Real dollars being lost to convention-center failures
Millions more could be pumped into the state's economy if
ANOTHER VIEW: Too many alternatives exist to even consider widening I-295
Expanding a highway like that one will only encourage more driving and thus waste resources.
LTE: State can find ways to help needy
The recent responses of the governor,
LTE: Stimulus package support shows candidates' failings
I attended the Democratic caucus in
LTE; State should stop giving licenses to illegal aliens
People who are in this country illegally are being issued driver's licenses in
County family stuck far from home, unable to find facility for ailing woman
Good news for state budget
Humanity's 'footprint' hits oceans hard
A new study by a team of international researchers says humans are leaving their mark on every corner of the world's oceans and are seriously affecting more than 40 percent of marine ecosystems, including the Gulf of Maine.
Editorial: War of confusion
Defense Secretary Robert Gates is worried there is confusion among Europeans that the wars in
Editorial: Moving beyond 'no'
"No" has become the most frequently heard word in
John Buell: Stimulus plan not based on sound economics
The recent fight over a stimulus package to revive the economy speaks volumes about the current priorities of Republican leadership. Republicans often portray themselves as the party of free markets.
Lawrence E. Lockman: Ignorance and envy among the electorate
It's not often that a political candidate drops the code language for a moment, and distills in a sentence or two his core beliefs about the proper role of government in American society. Former U.S. Sen. John Edwards did us that favor in his speech announcing his withdrawal from the presidential race last month.
LTEs: Family basic to society; Media minions; Clean Candidate
MAINE'S AGING BOOMERS: For many boomers, working longer is desire and necessity
Lane, 49, a licensed clinical social worker who teaches at
MAINE'S AGING BOOMERS: Who will pay for long-term care?
High turnover, worker shortages, low wages, unstable funding and hard, physical work are key issues plaguing employees at long-term care facilities in
LTE: Plant trees with your economic stimulus check
What will you do with your "economic stimulus" check due to arrive sometime this spring? The federal government would like to see you spend some of this money to help bolster the economy: maybe an Ipod, digital TV, or new cell phone?
Maine Homeowners Seek Shelter From Foreclosure
In January, a new state law took effect aimed at protecting future
Making The Case Against The Caucus
Today is President's Day - a good opportunity perhaps to reflect on the nature of American democracy - the greatest in the world, we're led to believe. Many regarded this month's Maine Democratic Party Caucus as a triumph of democracy in action - nearly 50,000 party followers turned out across the state to help choose the presidential candidate. In
Mayors invited to regional talk
AUBURN - Mayors from Maine's largest cities will meet next week to look for savings and efficiencies.
Editorial: Separate licenses and immigration
For such an easy decision, debate about requiring residency for
LTE: Enhanced process
The Democratic caucus on Feb. 10 was an impressive experience, with at least 800 people attending. I want to thank everyone for their patience and understanding as we did our best with the limited resources we had.
Fighting for veterans at home
It was just about a year ago that the nation was shocked by a Washington Post story that revealed the dismal conditions inside the Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
LTE: Turned away from caucus
I am a fairly new
Weak GOP-ers eager to stump with McCain
When President Bush hit the campaign trail in 2006, some Republican House and Senate candidates suddenly found the need to be somewhere else.
Proper Role of Superdelegates Debated
WASHINGTON — First-term Rep. Carol Shea-Porter supports Sen. Barack Obama for the Democratic presidential nomination, even though her New Hampshire constituents voted for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Turn Maine Blue: Maine ranks 3rd per capita in military recruits
I've been thinking about this story form last Saturday's BDN since I read it, and I'm still not sure what to make of it.
Colllins Watch: The Remix
Just when I thought it was safe to take a couple of days off, Gerald catches Sen. Collins removing the offensive, over-the-top Allen smear video from her attack site standuptomoveon.org.
As Maine Goes: Impeachment Forum, Portland - Where Else!
PORTLAND, ME - February 18 - The future of the U.S. Constitution and the role of Congress will be discussed by the Candidates for Congress vying to replace Tom Allen representing Maine's First Congressional District. John Nichols,