The Bangor Daily News has hired two reporters to expand its coverage in Hancock and Aroostook counties.
Julia Bayly, a longtime contributor to the BDN, has been hired to cover northern Aroostook County. Bayly, of Fort Kent, has written a weekly column for the BDN since 2010 and previously wrote freelance news articles for the BDN. She has also worked as a reporter and editor for the St. John Valley Times. A graduate of the University of Maine at Fort Kent, Bayly has lived in Aroostook County for 32 years. She joined Aroostook County reporter Jen Lynds on Monday.
Mario Moretto, a Hancock County native, has been hired in the BDN’s Ellsworth bureau, where he will cover Hancock County in coordination with reporter Bill Trotter. Moretto most recently worked at the Forecaster Newspapers where he covered Scarborough and South Portland, and has also worked as a copy editor at the Kennebec Journal in Augusta and at the BDN, and as news editor for The Maine Campus at the University of Maine. He started in his new position in June.
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