The headlines in the very first edition of the Bangor Daily News, published June 18, 1889, weren’t earth-shattering, in terms of newsworthiness: Comings and goings of ships up and down the Penobscot River. A murder trial in Chicago. Flooding in the Midwest. Horse racing results. But just as it was 130 years ago, even today, for every significant story or major news event that happens, there are countless other stories about everyday life in Maine, across the country and around the world that fill the pages of the BDN. One family has owned the BDN for nearly the entirety of its existence: four generations of the family of publisher Richard J.

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  • 3 tips for sustainable souvenir shopping
    The right keepsake from your vacation can help truly commemorate an amazing trip. If you are making efforts to travel sustainably, though, making conscious choices when souvenir shopping is part of that. “As one of the biggest industries in the world, travelers have great power to do great harm or great good with their purchasing decisions,” said Eytan Elterman, co-founder of Lokal Travel Inc. More
  • Reyes leads Portland to 4-0 win over Harrisburg
    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania — Denyi Reyes allowed just four hits over seven innings, leading the Portland Sea Dogs over the Harrisburg Senators in a 4-0 win on Thursday. Reyes (5-9) picked up the win after he struck out seven and walked one. Portland scored one run in the second on an RBI single by Jeremy Rivera. More
  • What started out as a few scribbles turned into a Hampden woman’s debut novel
    When Emma Gallimore started the first words of her debut novel, “Nothing’s Ever Lost,” the freelance and content writer was living in Japan, reeling from a family tragedy and trying to find some outlet to express her grief. What started as a few words turned into a 10-year project, and the Hampden resident, whose pen name is Emma G. More
  • 9 lessons from my first time growing seedlings
    When I joined Hello Homestead last October, I was worried our readers would peg me as a gardening fraud. I had successfully grown herbs in my windowsill and even tended to a small patch of cacti in my front yard while living in Joshua Tree (which, admittedly, was a low-maintenance endeavor), but this season was my first time growing seedlings. More
  • Troubled Lewiston hospital group is now in stable condition, CEO says
    After a rough year that saw a regulatory review threaten Medicaid payments at one of its hospitals and citizens challenge the ownership of another hospital, Central Maine Healthcare’s CEO said the Lewiston-based health care group is growing steadily in revenues and patient numbers. More


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