Tony Reaves

Digital Strategist

Tony Reaves, digital media strategist Tony Reaves joined the BDN in 2013 as an editor on the digital desk. As digital media strategist, he creates, edits, aggregates and promotes content for BDN Maine. He helps manage social media channels and native and remnant advertising. Before the BDN, Tony worked for the Sun Journal in Lewiston, first as a copy editor/page designer and later as a reporter in the Oxford Hills region. Tony graduated from UMaine in 2007 with degrees in journalism and political science. He lives in Brewer with his wife, daughter and pugs. Twitter: @TonyReaves Facebook:

Maine police department offers up lobby as safe meeting place for Internet sales

By Tony Reaves on March 08, 2016, at 2:56 p.m.
If someone isn’t comfortable meeting you in a police station lobby, you probably don’t want to do business with them in the first place.
Cast member and singer Katy Perry poses at the premiere of "Katy Perry: Part of Me" in Hollywood, California in this June 26, 2012 file photo.

No, Katy Perry is almost certainly not moving to Portland

By Tony Reaves on March 08, 2016, at 1:46 p.m.
Maybe you’ve seen someone on your Facebook feed sharing a story about how pop singer Katy Perry has bought a home in Portland, Maine.
The Bowdoin College Chapel's twin spires in Brunswick are seen in a May 2015 file photo.

Report: Bowdoin students face punishment for stereotyping at ‘tequila party’

By Tony Reaves on March 04, 2016, at 4:03 p.m.
Two members of student government who were present at the party are facing impeachment.
Donald Trump smiles at a campaign rally in Portland on Thursday.

What BDN commenters said about Trump’s campaign stop in Maine

By Tony Reaves on March 04, 2016, at 11:38 a.m.
Here are 20 of the best, divided into pro-Trump and anti-Trump comments.
University of Maine senior animal science major Matthew Hodgkin shows off his device he developed to measure the squeezing force of lobsters' claws at Hitchner HallÕs pilot plant at the University of Maine Tuesday. Hodgkin explained that measuring the force of the claw is a good indicator of whether the lobster is suitable for being shipped long distances. The claw squeeze measurement is an improvement over the prior method, which was to test the lobster's blood.

The ‘lobster’ at out-of-state restaurants might not be what you expect

By Tony Reaves on Feb. 20, 2016, at 7:12 a.m.
In Maine, lobster means Maine lobster, but restaurants in other states who want to save money often sell cheaper crustaceans like the rock lobster and langostino.
Sarah Parcak

Bangor native Sarah Parcak wants to make you an archaeologist. All you’ll need is a phone

By Tony Reaves on Feb. 17, 2016, at 2:33 p.m.
Soon, you’ll be able to help archaeologists find ancient sites before ISIS looters do.

A dirty line from the new Beyonce song is selling a ton of (Red) lobster

on Feb. 10, 2016, at 1:33 p.m.
Beyonce’s new song “Formation,” which you’ve probably heard by now on the radio, from a passing car or on the Super Bowl Halftime Show, has been a highly talked-about song since it was released last week. There have been protests, counter-protests and seemingly endless essays about what it means. But the …
This Saco home was the site of a home invasion and double shooting in December 2014.

Report: Former mistress says suspect claimed he was on ‘secret mission’ at time of wife’s shooting

By Tony Reaves on Feb. 09, 2016, at 3:22 p.m.
The trial of Gregory Owens, accused of shooting his wife and another man in Saco in late 2014, took some strange turns Monday in U.S. District Court. If you haven’t been following Scott Dolan’s coverage of the trial for the Portland Press Herald, you should. Owens’ former mistress testified that …

2 Maine colleges make list of 35 ‘beautiful’ campuses

on Feb. 06, 2016, at 3:38 p.m.
  There are a lot of factors kids take into consideration when choosing a college. How much will it cost me? Do graduates go on to make a lot of money? How well regarded is it? Is it in a cool city or a pretty place? Students looking for a …

‘Legalized rape': Why people were so upset about the planned ‘masculinist’ meetup in Bangor

By Tony Reaves on Feb. 04, 2016, at 12:21 p.m.
“If rape becomes legal, she will never be unchaperoned with a man she doesn’t want to sleep with.”

Maine restaurant named one of the most romantic in America

on Feb. 01, 2016, at 3:09 p.m.
“Its vaulted ceilings and gourmet aromas keep locals, vacationers and day-trippers from Boston and beyond returning year after year.”

Montville Fire Department reminds you to drive safely with this poem

By Tony Reaves on Jan. 28, 2016, at 12:59 p.m.
What can we say? It’s sound advice.

Can you identify the driver abandoning a dog in this heartbreaking video?

By Tony Reaves on Jan. 28, 2016, at 10:58 a.m.
The confused dog chasing after the minivan is the saddest thing you’ll see all week.
The Colonial Theatre in Belfast

Here are BDN commenters’ picks for the prettiest towns in Maine

By Tony Reaves on Jan. 26, 2016, at 3:01 p.m.
We asked you, and found there were almost as many different places as there were responders.

All but 2 Maine counties have seen average incomes drop since 2000

By Tony Reaves on Jan. 25, 2016, at 4:10 p.m.
Seven Maine counties saw the median household income drop by more than 10 percent.
File photo of workers installing solar panels on the roof of a farmstead barn in Binsham near Landshut March 21, 2012.

Energy tax incentives: Let the government pay you for buying green

By Tony Reaves on Jan. 24, 2016, at 11 a.m.
The U.S. government wants you to be an energy saver, and is willing to back it up with programs and tax incentives.

In California, a giant Maine Coon cat was mistaken for an illegal wild animal

on Jan. 21, 2016, at 2:01 p.m.
Maine Coon cats can get pretty big, but it’s not often they’re mistaken for a bobcat or a lynx. At least not in Maine.
Musician Elton John performs songs off his new album "The Diving Board" with USC Thornton School of Music students in Los Angeles, California in this September 16, 2013 file photo.  He's probably not set to play Bangor in June.

Here are your theories, and ours, on the ‘rock legend’ playing Bangor in June

By Tony Reaves on Jan. 20, 2016, at 3:20 p.m.
The Cross Insurance Center’s tease of a huge act set to play this June has readers’ imaginations running. It’s caused a lot of buzz at the Bangor Daily News, too. [MORE: What rock legend is coming to Bangor in June?] We don’t know any better than you do, but we …
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Wildlife Services relocated four snowy owls from the airfield at Brunswick Executive Airport in early 2015.

Track a snowy owl’s flights around Maine with this interactive map

By Tony Reaves on Jan. 20, 2016, at 10:43 a.m.
This interactive map lets you track a snowy owl’s flights around southern Maine.

A few fast, smart ways to de-ice your windshield

By Tony Reaves on Jan. 15, 2016, at 2:47 p.m.
Why scrape or wait for the defroster? Three ways to get you on the road quick and safe.