Student debt could cost this Maine family the farm

This story was originally published on the Bangor Daily News website on May 22, 2017, as found here. By Lauren Abbate, BDN Staff DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine — The 175 acres of forest and farmland that’s home to Leaves and Blooms Greenhouse on Route 15 has been in Jackie Robinson’s family for four generations. But because of the [...]


Rethinking Bangor, Maine

When many people think of what a "Maine" city is , Portland's waterfront cobblestone streets and bustling downtown are usually the first images their mind conjures. And  for much recent history, it is certainly true that Portland has been the metropolitan beacon for the state of Maine. However, 130 miles north on Interstate 95, Maine's [...]

Sorry, stereotypes, you can’t play.

With the passage and progression of Title IX over the last forty years, serious strides of have been made for the inclusion and equal treatment of female athletes. Yet, despite being allowed to participate in the same sports, women are held to a different standard during game play - no tackling, no hitting, no breaking [...]

Sidewalk Politics

The 2014 election season is underway and voters in the greater Bangor area are taking to sidewalks and street corners to show their political allegiances and advocate for the candidate of their choice. With a gubernatorial race, one open seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, an open U.S. Senate seat, and numerous state legislature [...]

Net Neutrality, Gone So Young

New Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules unveiled this week effectively marked an end to the 25 five year old net neutrality standards that have kept the Internet fair, open, and accessible to everyone. These new rules will allow major content producers such as Google or Netflix to pay service providers like Comcast or Time Warner [...]

George W. Exhibits His Soft side

        President George W. Bush is making headlines again and it has nothing to do with politics, at least not politics in the form you would expect them to be... The former president will debut his "Art of Leadership: A President's Personal Diplomacy" exhibit, a series of portraits he painted depicting fellow world [...]