Articles by Andrew Catalina


Consider this, ‘Game of Thrones’ nerds: Maine = Westeros

on April 04, 2014, at 10:20 a.m.
It started as an office joke, as winter was coming: “If Maine were Westeros, then Bangor would soo be Winterfell.” Which then, like all good inside jokes, really took legs of its own. If Bangor is Winterfell, then clearly Canada is beyond the Wall. Which makes Presque Isle Castle Black, …

Deadspin: Colby College men’s basketball has the best bench celebrations

on March 11, 2014, at 10:44 a.m.
According to Gawker Media’s sports website, Deadspin, the Colby College men’s basketball team leads the nation in bench celebrations. This, from a Division III team. “Colby’s bench mob has spent the season celebrating baskets with a series of choreographed routines, and they are all splendid,” Deadspin reports. That they’re performed …

Where we call home

By Andrew Catalina and Matthew Stone on Nov. 01, 2013, at 3:09 p.m.
Learn About Tableau Maps of Maine’s population over the past century, and looking toward the future, show how the fall from dominance of Maine’s traditional industries — manufacturing, forestry and agriculture — has spurred movement away from the northern, inland counties that supported those industries. The rise of health care …
<a href="">Guitarist for the band Three Doors Down</a> welcomes crowd at Waterfront Concerts in Bangor, Maine, Wednesday, July 10, 2013.

3 Doors Down, wildlife and golf

By Andrew Catalina on July 11, 2013, at 11:20 a.m.
Portland native Zoe Romano, 26, is attempting to become the first runner to complete the Tour de France course.

Portland runner making history by completing Tour de France — on foot

By Andrew Catalina on July 09, 2013, at 11:27 a.m.
A Portland woman is in Europe, completing the Tour de France course. On foot. Zoe Romano, 26, a Portland native, is running the over-2,000-mile course ahead of cyclists in the 100th edition of the storied bicycle race. If all goes as planned, she will average 30 miles …
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Attorney general: Man killed on Elm Street was stabbed in self-defense

By Andrew Catalina on Jan. 17, 2013, at 7 a.m.
BANGOR | The Maine attorney general’s office has determined that the fatal stabbing of a Massachusetts native in late December was in self-defense. Jeffrey S. LeBlanc, 34, was mortally stabbed in the abdomen Saturday, Dec. 29, after reportedly getting into a fight with a tenant at an Elm Street …

Maine earthquake caught on camera at Waterboro selectmen’s meeting

By Andrew Catalina and Andrew Neff on Oct. 17, 2012, at 1:40 p.m.
Tuesday evening’s earthquake with an epicenter in Southern Maine was caught on a video feed taken during the Waterboro selectmen’s meeting. In the video, which the town posted on the website, the room shakes briefly. The selectmen can be heard debating the source of the tremors. “No …

Earthquake with center in Maine shakes residents all over Northern New England

By Andrew Catalina and Andrew Neff on Oct. 16, 2012, at 7:28 p.m.
The quake was centered 3 miles west of Hollis Center and 13 miles northwest of Biddeford, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, and was just over 4 miles deep.
Joe Ricchio of Food Coma TV got to interview Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert a few weeks ago

Food Coma TV interviews Bourdain and Ripert

on Nov. 21, 2011, at 12:51 p.m.
Joe Ricchio of Food Coma TV got to interview Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert a few weeks ago …

Pittsfield man walks away from serious crash, and into a jail cell

By Judy Harrison on July 10, 2011, at 1:15 p.m.
CORINNA | A Pittsfield man walked away from a car accident and into a jail cell early Saturday morning after crashing a stolen car into a telephone pole. Danny Adams, 20, remained Sunday at the Penobscot County Jail charged with operating after revocation, leaving the scene of a personal …

Martha Stewart visits Ellsworth

on June 07, 2011, at 11:32 a.m.
Martha Stewart blogs about her recent trip to the Ellsworth Home Depot where she visited with employees and posed for some pictures.

Sound Advice: The Weeknd

By Andrew Catalina on April 07, 2011, at 11:36 p.m.
BDN staffers write about new albums from across the musical spectrum “House of Balloons”(self-released) It’s clear that the Internet has changed the face of music distribution; examples are so abundant and Web sensations so common, it hardly bears repeating. There may be nothing new in the story of “House of …

Letters to the editor March 12, 2011

By Andrew Catalina on March 11, 2011, at 8:33 p.m.
Investment delayed I was shocked and saddened to read of Gov. LePage’s proposal to zone three million acres of Maine’s irreplaceable North Woods for development. My family has vacationed in the state since the 1930s and owned property here for most of this time.  As a result of the governor’s …