Forbes names richest Maine residents

For a small state Maine has its fair share of billionaire property owners, but most have their official residences somewhere else. There are at least two, however, for whom Maine is not ‘Vacationland,’ even if the state’s nickname is printed on their vehicle registration plates. According to Forbes, which maintains extensive lists of the wealthiest people […]

Bar Harbor ousted in Outside online poll

BDN pic by Brian Feulner Bar Harbor (shown above) apparently is not the Best Town Ever – based on the results of a national online poll being conducted by Outside magazine. The Mount Desert Island town made the Final Four of the contest, which started in early May with 64 towns and cities divided evenly among four regional […]

Is Bar Harbor ‘America’s Best Town Ever?’ Duh.

TripAdvisor has ranked it on one of its Top Ten lists. Good Morning America picked it as “America’s Favorite Place.” And now it has made the Sweet Sixteen round of Outside magazine’s “America’s Best Town Ever” online poll. Technically, it was Acadia National Park that was named “America’s Favorite Place” last year by the ABC […]

Restoring the identity of a murder victim

Who wants to be remembered by his or her driver’s license photo, as a solitary face with a blank background? Far worse than that, who wants to be widely remembered as a murder victim whose identity was stolen and whose death went undetected for a year? No one, obviously. But this largely has been the fate […]