Michael J. Dowd

Metro and Standards Editor

Michael J. Dowd is Metro and Standards Editor of the Bangor Daily News. Dowd, a 32-year veteran, leads a team of reporters covering Greater Bangor and the issues important to Maine cities and service centers across the state. As Standards Editor, Mike leads weekly print critiques of the BDN, review/ approve corrections, and contribute perspective about newsroom initiatives to ensure they dovetail with the BDN's journalistic and community standards. A Bangor native, Dowd began his career at the BDN as a sportswriter and has worked as a sports columnist, state desk co-editor, city editor, night news editor,  managing editor and editor-in-chief. Dowd is a member of the Maine Committee on Media and Courts and the Maine Press Association. He works closely with Anthony Ronzio, director of news and new media.  
 

Greenville man accused of possessing child porn

By Michael J. Dowd on April 13, 2016, at 12:31 p.m.
Police arrested a local man Tuesday on a charge of possessing child pornography.
Tiffany Sutherland

Bangor woman pleads guilty to federal drug charges

By Michael J. Dowd on Jan. 25, 2016, at 5:30 p.m.
A 30-year-old woman pleaded guilty to trafficking in heroin, cocaine and crack cocaine, according to the U.S. attorney’s office.
Skiers and snowboarders wait to get on the chair lift at Hermon Mountain Ski Area.

Hermon Mountain chairlift derails, strands skiers and snowboarders

By Michael J. Dowd on Jan. 23, 2016, at 10:24 a.m.
“This is the first time it derailed since we’ve had it,” owner Bill Whitcomb said.

Lord in custody, hostage safe

By Michael J. Dowd on July 17, 2015, at 2:19 p.m.
The most recent confirmed sighting of Robert Burton occurred around noon on July 6 at a camp on Point Road in Guilford. This photo of Burton was captured by a nearby home monitoring system.

Report: Parkman murder suspect took victim’s gun, shot her

By Michael J. Dowd on July 10, 2015, at 3:09 p.m.

Two children taken to hospital after being rescued from Hermon house fire

By Michael J. Dowd on July 07, 2015, at 9:50 a.m.
VIDEO
Volunteers prepare to launch a floating sculpture into the Kenduskeag Stream in Bangor on Thursday evening.

Artist tries to launch floating sculpture in Kenduskeag Stream

By Evan Belanger and Michael J. Dowd on June 11, 2015, at 8:18 p.m.

Artist’s sculpture is pushed into Kenduskeag Stream

By Michael J. Dowd on June 11, 2015, at 7:56 p.m.
Interstate 95 northbound between Newport and Bangor was shut down Wednesday morning because of a pileup involving 75 vehicles.

Off-duty Waterville EMT quick to identify injured amid I-95 chaos

By Michael J. Dowd on Feb. 25, 2015, at 7:05 p.m.
SLIDESHOW
Noram Rossignol, Army Infantry, salutes the flags as the University of Maine presents arms during a ceremony honoring veterans on Monday outside University of Maine's Fogler Library in Orono.

Veterans honored during ceremony at University of Maine

By Michael J. Dowd on Nov. 10, 2014, at 3:42 p.m.
BREAKING
A man stoops and gazes at the remains of 20 Noyes St. in Portland on Monday. Five people died at a fire at the house on Saturday. Steven Summers died at Massachusetts General Hospital where he was being treated for injuries sustained in the fire.

Rockland man dies of injuries from Portland house fire, becoming 6th fatality

By Michael J. Dowd on Nov. 04, 2014, at 8:35 p.m.
Greg Canders of Bangor holds what he believes to be a cockatiel he found in a tree in his front yard Friday evening in Bangor.

Bangor man finds cockatiel in tree, seeks owner

By Michael J. Dowd on Oct. 31, 2014, at 7:44 p.m.
Fire crews work to put out a house fire at 40 Dillingham Street Friday afternoon in Bangor.

Woman injured re-entering burning house in Bangor in attempt to save her dogs

By Michael J. Dowd on Jan. 17, 2014, at 1:51 p.m.
The Bangor Daily News building on the corner of Buck and Main Streets in Bangor.

Sale of Bangor Daily News building falls through, publisher says

By Michael J. Dowd on Feb. 11, 2013, at 8:51 p.m.

Bangor Daily News announces changes to news operations

By Michael J. Dowd on Aug. 08, 2011, at 6:34 p.m.

Cape Elizabeth man dead, NJ man charged in fatal Farmington shooting

By BDN Staff Report on June 01, 2011, at 11:18 a.m.

Bangor Police announce Thursday waterfront concert parking regulations

By Michael J. Dowd on May 19, 2011, at 9:14 a.m.

Bangor Daily News to feature special edition on Great Fire of 1911

By Michael J. Dowd on April 28, 2011, at 3:52 p.m.

Stories we are pursuing Tuesday

By Michael J. Dowd on Feb. 08, 2011, at 12:57 p.m.
The Daily News Meeting

Stories we are pursuing Monday

By Michael J. Dowd on Feb. 07, 2011, at 12:12 p.m.