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:

This Sea Dogs treat is trying to top a donut bacon cheeseburger in a national food fight

on May 08, 2016, at 7:51 a.m.
The competition is terrifying.
The M114 tank Bob Solomon is selling

This Maine man is selling a 7,000-pound Vietnam War-era tank

By Tony Reaves on April 20, 2016, at 7:47 a.m.
The tank even has rubber inserts in the treads so you can drive it on pavement.
Josh O'Brien, director of Portland's Oxford Street Shelter, counts mats on the floor at the facility Wednesday Dec. 12, 2012 during his daily walk through. O'Brien is receiving the city's Robert B. Ganley Public Service Award for his tireless efforts to help the homeless.

What you said about the proposal to have developers set aside apartments for homeless

By Tony Reaves on April 13, 2016, at 4:54 p.m.
“The developer gets our taxpayer money and in return he provides a few places for the homeless.”

Readers submit 84 designs that could be Portland’s new flag

By Tony Reaves on April 06, 2016, at 12:37 p.m.
Now that our Portland flag design contest is closed, here’s a look at the 80+ submissions we’ve received from potential designers.

Vintage ski area maps show Sugarloaf, Sunday River in simpler times

on March 25, 2016, at 4:17 p.m.
Sunday River was far from an eight-peak destination resort when it opened in 1958.
Fred Forsley, president and co-owner of Shipyard Brewing Co., stands in the brewery's tasting room in a 2013 photo.

Report: Portland to impose fees on tasting rooms to ‘level playing field’

By Tony Reaves on March 23, 2016, at 9:10 a.m.
The Portland City Council recently approved the $500 fee.

Only 4 states are more ‘enthused’ about marijuana than Maine, this list says

on March 16, 2016, at 11:06 a.m.
Maine loves pot more than California or Vermont, according to this list.

Oops: Bangor news anchor drops accidental f-bomb

on March 14, 2016, at 11:27 a.m.
That was awkward.
Katerina Campbell after taking the oath of citizenship at the Federal Building in Bangor in this 2007 file photo.

The country where the most Maine immigrants came from in 2014 wasn’t Mexico or Somalia

By Tony Reaves on March 13, 2016, at 7:52 a.m.
According to the report, no other state had more immigrants from Iraq than any other country.

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.
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.

2 Maine colleges make list of 35 ‘beautiful’ campuses

on Feb. 06, 2016, at 3:38 p.m.

‘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.”