March 18, 2018
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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 Midcoast Beacon and the BDN itself — and how to find those stories on the Web.

Not many people in Maine make custom surfboards, but Jesse Groening found one at the end of a gravel driveway in Monroe. Read about Josh Moody and why he calls surfing a growing sport in Maine in the Midcoast Beacon at

I’m enjoying Cafe des Artistes, a roundup of art news, openings and shows on Fridays in the Bangor Daily News. Last week’s offering, produced by Maine Gallery & Studio Guide, featured images of art including Neal Hughes’ “Monhegan Houses,” on exhibit at Blue Hill Bay Gallery. Visit and click on Art under the Living link for your own tour.

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

Are you excited about high school football? Give the teams from John Bapst Memorial High School and Mattanawcook Academy a hand for playing two days in a row last weekend. When the lights went out in Bangor’s Cameron Stadium with about 10 minutes to go on Friday night, the boys gamely came back to finish the Class C matchup at 11 a.m. Saturday. The Bapst Crusaders won 38-6, and the story deservedly received writeups in two BDN issues in a row in Sports at

For information on bath salts, the drug that is of growing concern, read the article under Health on The writer is Dr. Anthony Ng, medical director of Acadia Hospital’s psychiatric observation unit, who will take part in a “town meeting” style informational event 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, at Gracie Theater, Husson University.

Last, we did notice — as did many of you — that our Sept. 1 Alzheimer’s story about Carroll Allen did not continue on Page 13. We are pleased to reprint the story this week — all on one page.

Thanks for reading The Weekly.

Roxanne Moore Saucier


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