Articles by Tom McCord


How to stand up to those who close the doors to conduct the public’s business

By Tom McCord on May 03, 2016, at 11:51 a.m.
OpEd: We have a right to know what’s going on.

JFK’s most important legacy on assassination anniversary? The power of his image

By Tom McCord on Nov. 04, 2013, at 1:28 p.m.

Bangor slowly rediscovers the value of its past

By Tom McCord on Jan. 14, 2010, at 2:43 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine – Christina Baker remembers bundling her 3-year-old daughter into the car on the morning of May 23, 1975, and rushing down to Valley Avenue in Bangor, ready to stop a bulldozer. Two …

On the Threshold: The Story of Bangor’s Urban Renewal

By Tom McCord on June 12, 2009, at 7:57 p.m.
It was hot, very hot, on Aug. 7, 1971, when newlyweds Mike and Della Gleason checked into a hotel in downtown Bangor.

A vote for modern: The story of Bangor’s urban renewal

By Tom McCord on Dec. 26, 2008, at 8:04 p.m.
On a warm June night in 1964, nearly 800 people crowded into the auditorium of Bangor’s 70-year-old City Hall on Hammond Street for a heart-wrenching discussion about their community’s future.

On the Threshold: The Story of Bangor’s Urban Renewal, Part 1

By Tom McCord on Nov. 28, 2008, at 9:30 p.m.
Maybe it was the racing ostriches at Bass Park. Or the fabulous Dancing Waters, the 800-pound birthday cake, the 25,000 people craning their necks on Main Street to see the Paul Bunyan parade. Or maybe it was the Packers-Giants exhibition game or the New Year’s Eve bonfire crackling with 13,000 Christmas trees.