You’ve sent up your tent for camping and are ready to retire for the night. Just you and the Maine summer wilderness. And, depending on your excursion and tent type, oppressive heat. You’re acres away from the nearest road, much less electrical outlet, and the prospect of the next day’s adventure hike seems less appealing […]
If you watch anything this weekend, make it this documentary about a little girl from Kennebunkport who had a very rare condition often called “mermaid syndrome.” Shiloh Pepin was born with legs fused from the waist down. With no lower colon, no bladder, no genital organs, and only one partially working kidney, doctors told her parents she […]
Since there has been talk of impeachment, we took a look at how often impeachment of state governors happens.
On July 4, 1827, less than a decade into Maine’s life as an official state, outspoken sawmill owner John Baker raised a homemade American flag on the western side of the junction between Baker Brook and the St. John River. It was a bold statement on what was still disputed territory as the dust slowly […]
More than 1,000 BDN readers recently cast their votes online for women with Maine roots who should grace the $10 bill. They clearly prefer former Skowhegan legislator Margaret Chase Smith. Sixty-two percent of readers chose Smith, the first woman to serve in both chambers of Congress. The distant runner-up was former Labor Secretary Frances […]
Map by BDN Maine | Source: CDC / Washington Post (States with no value had fewer than 10 deaths during that time span) Only 13 people in Maine were killed by animals from 1999 to 2013, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control crunched by the Washington Post. Before we get all high and mighty about […]