BDN Maine adds two popular Portland writers to list of bloggers

BDN staff reports
Posted Sept. 19, 2012, at 12:11 p.m.

PORTLAND, Maine — The Bangor Daily News is pleased to announce that it has added Portland bloggers Carol McCracken and Alex Steed to its comprehensive events, news and culture coverage of Portland.

McCracken’s blog Munjoy Hill News will be hosted on bangordailynews.com, and will focus on business and events happening in Portland. She said she started Munjoy Hill News because she was disappointed with the lack of news coverage of this very dynamic community on the eastern end of Portland.

Joining McCracken is Portland blogger Steed, whose blog “ Bourbon. Portland. Beer. Politics.” will cover events, food, culture, music and politics, all from the point of view of those living and working in the greater Portland area.

“By way of its culture, arts, energy and community, Portland is very much where my heart is and so I very much look forward to shining even more light on it,” said Steed, who was the producer of the popular Web video series Food Coma TV and is now working on a documentary, “Kind of Like Surfing: A Portrait of Craft Brewing in Maine.”

“Both of these blogs are a great fit for our audience, which is hungry for more out of the Portland scene,” said Pat Lemieux, audience development manager at Bangor Daily News. “Both Alex and Carol bring exciting content, to our site and we are thrilled to be able to showcase them to a statewide audience.”

Both blogs will be will be featured on the opinion, business and living pages of bangordailynews.com and will be updated regularly.

The Bangor Daily News is a family-owned, independent daily newspaper covering Maine since 1889. Its website, bangordailynews.com, is Maine’s leading source of news and information.

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