Monthly Archives: April 2013

What’s your best defense against ticks?

BDN photo by Bob DeLong 
Many people are unaware of being bitten by the deer tick (far right).  At the highly infectious nymphal stage (left), the deer tick is about the size of a period at the end of a sentence.

I’m declaring war on ticks — those nasty arachnids that are out for blood. And in preparation, I’m asking readers to tell me about their best defenses against ticks by e-mailing asarnacki@bangordailynews.com or by sending mail to 491 Main St., Bangor, Maine (attn: Sarnacki). While ticks were long thought of as a southern and coastal Maine problem, […]

Michaud launches online maps for Maine trails

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Congressman Mike Michaud joined the Rails to Trails Conservancy last week in his Washington office to launch online maps and information on recreational trails in Maine. The Rails to Trails Conservancy runs the website www.traillink.com and posts information and reviews on trails nationwide, as well as information about the surrounding area, including where to stay. […]