Paddling down Stephen King’s river

Darren Fishell and his kayak are reflected in the Royal River in Yarmouth. The six-mile stretch of water from Route 9 in North Yarmouth to the Elm Street dam in Yarmouth makes for an excellent after work adventure. Troy R. Bennett | BDN

Paddle ‘Round Portland: Royal River You don’t need to go way up north to have a canoe or kayak adventure. There’s plenty of spots right around town where you can get out on the water before or after work. Remember: every place outside your house is the great outdoors. Enjoy it. PRP: The Royal River […]

Mayhew’s exit

Good evening from the BDN Portland office on Congress Street. Tonight DHHS Commissioner Mary Mayhew is out; the Black Lives Matter protester won’t face charges; and a red tide has rolled in. What we’re talking about Mayhew is out — Mary Mayhew, who has served as Maine commissioner of Health and Human Services since the […]

Unconstitutional

Good evening from the BDN Portland office on Congress Street. Tonight the state supreme court rules ranked-choice voting unconstitutional; a judge has ordered local media to hand over recordings related to the Sanborn murder case; and we’re frying crabs. What we’re talking about Ranked-choice voting unconstitutional — Maine’s supreme court said Tuesday that the state’s […]

Pizza. Sweet, sweet pizza.

  Good evening from the BDN Portland office on Congress Street. Tonight there’s a new pizza joint in town; you can dig your own hole in the cemetery; and state officials back waterfront cold storage. What we’re talking about Wood-fired pizza bar three years in the making, to open —State Theatre has a new, tasty […]

How about a glass of rhubarb wine?

Good evening from the BDN Portland office on Congress Street. Tonight a comedian has a laugh at his own Asperger’s; chemicals spill on Munjoy Hill; and rhubarb wine flows through Bayside. What we’re talking about Comedian finds humor in his Asperger’s — Connor McGrath, a successful stand-up comedian from Deering Center, has Asperger’s syndrome but […]