November 22, 2017
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New column shares info on websites

By Roxanne Moore Saucier, BDN Columnist

Dear Readers,

Welcome to From the Editor, a weekly column intended to share something about what we’re running in the pages of other Bangor Daily News publications — including The Weekly and the BDN itself — and how to find those stories on the Web.

Perhaps you’ve been lucky enough to view “Such Is a Sailor’s Fortune,” the exhibit of French artisan Anne-Emanuelle Marpeau’s shadowboxes, at Dowling Walsh Gallery in Rockport. A charming example of Marpeau’s dioramas, “Wheaton Island,” is accompanied by Aislinn Sarnacki’s article on the Living page of the BDN website at The exhibit will continue through Sept. 18.

Many of us are wondering about the hickory tussock caterpillar, which can cause an allergic reaction or skin rash for some people who make contact with it. What color is it, and what does it look like exactly? Check it out under Statewide news on the BDN website at, and read Diana Bowley’s story about why the little critters are more prevalent this year.

Are you excited about high school football this fall? Andrew Neff believes the Belfast Lions are headed for another good season, and Ernie Clark has written about Camden Hills working on a building year in the High School Football Preview in Sports at

We know that trolleys are a special interest of people who live in Rockland and other parts of the midcoast. Lee Mathews of Bangor drove his first trolley at age 14 and is a licensed operator at Seacoast Trolley Museum in Kennebunkport. Read about him in The Weekly at, and maybe you’ll want to attend his Brewer Historical Society talk at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, at First United Methodist Church in Brewer.

For information on bath salts, the drug that is of growing concern in Maine communities, read the BDN article under Health on The writer is Dr. Anthony Ng, medical director of Acadia Hospital’s psychiatric observation unit, who will be among participants in a town meeting-style informational event 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, at Gracie Theater, Husson University, Bangor. The session will be streamed live on WLBZ-TV Channel 2.

Thanks for reading the Midcoast Beacon.

Roxanne Moore Saucier


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