Tom Walsh

Tom Walsh

Washington County bureau

Tom Walsh, who won numerous state, regional and national awards as a reporter for the Ellsworth American weekly newspaper from 2004-08, is based in the BDN's bureau located at 25 Main St. in Machias. Walsh worked as a science reporter for the Cedar Rapids (Iowa) Gazette from 2001-04 and also taught journalism at the University of Iowa, where he earned his degree in journalism in 1972. He earned a master’s degree in communication studies from Dublin City University in Ireland in 2002.
 

Cherryfield’s complicated stand-alone school process quickly nearing July 1 deadline

By Tom Walsh on March 01, 2013, at 3:19 p.m.
Wallace A. Gray I carries his grandson Wallace A. Gray III back to his seat after the toddler walked off during the memorial service for his father, Wallace A. Gray II, also known as "Chubby," at the Stonington Island Community Center on Sunday. Wayne Kendall Young and Wallace A. Gray II are considered lost at sea after the fishing vessel Foxy Lady II went down on Dec. 15, 2012.

Fishing community gathers to mourn crew of Foxy Lady II

By Tom Walsh on Feb. 24, 2013, at 7:45 p.m.
Among the variety of products that Coast of Maine Organic Products produces at its Washington County production facility is Lobster Compost -- made with lobster shells -- soon to be sourced in Hancock County

Washington County business plans expansion to turn lobster plant’s waste in lobster compost

By Tom Walsh on Feb. 24, 2013, at 9:44 a.m.
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Fish swim through a rockweed refuge in Denny's Bay, near the Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge in Washington County. The lingering debate over the ecological impacts of harvesting seaweed along Maine's 3,000 miles of intertidal zone focuses on how various species of fish and fowl rely on rockweed forests.

Bill pulls sustainability, legality of seaweed harvesting into spotlight

By Tom Walsh on Feb. 23, 2013, at 3:07 p.m.

$80 million wood pellet production facility planned for Eastport, could create 100 jobs

By Tom Walsh on Feb. 21, 2013, at 5:24 p.m.
Clayton May

Heroin, marijuana and cash seized, charges filed in Addison probation check

By Tom Walsh on Feb. 21, 2013, at 10:14 a.m.
Crews from the Eastern Maine Electric Cooperative work to restore power and reopen a section of Route 1 after two utility poles fell across the roadway at about 5 a.m. Tuesday about eight miles southeast of Calais.

Failed guy wire anchor likely caused Washington County Route 1 blockage

By Tom Walsh on Feb. 20, 2013, at 6:17 p.m.
Camden author and illustrator Chris Van Dusen's presentations next week throughout Washington County will include insights into the process by which he wrote and illustrated his newest book, "If I Built a House."

Award-winning Camden children’s author to tour Washington County

By Tom Walsh on Feb. 20, 2013, at 12:40 p.m.
Crews from the Eastern Maine Electric Cooperative work to restore power and reopen a section of Route 1 after two utility poles fell across the roadway at about 5 a.m. Tuesday about eight miles southeast of Calais.

Route 1 reopens near Calais after pole failure causes 12½-hour closure

By Tom Walsh on Feb. 19, 2013, at 7:30 a.m.
The Grande Caribe tied up at the pier in downtown Eastport in August 2012, the first cruise ship visit to the Washington County seaside community in five years. The Eastport Port Authority has been working for years to lure cruise ship commerce to its historic downtown commercial district.

Cruise ship visits to Eastport in 2012 considered blind dates with promise

By Tom Walsh on Feb. 18, 2013, at 2:50 p.m.
POLL QUESTION

Milbridge Planning Board to consider regulating strip shows

By Tom Walsh on Feb. 13, 2013, at 12:16 p.m.
The port of Eastport is seen in an aerial photograph in 2010.

Dairy cow, pulp exports help Port of Eastport generate $250,000 surplus in 2012

By Tom Walsh on Feb. 13, 2013, at 11:37 a.m.

More than 13,000 affected by power outage in Washington County

By Tom Walsh on Feb. 11, 2013, at 4:09 p.m.

Machias scraps plans to fine Main Street businesses for tardy sidewalk snow removal

By Tom Walsh on Feb. 11, 2013, at 11:50 a.m.

Cherryfield-based after-school program expanding into Machias

By Tom Walsh on Feb. 07, 2013, at 11:27 a.m.
This architect's rendering depicts how an adaptive reuse of the long-abandoned 1908 sardine can manufacturing building in downtown Eastport might dress up its appearance when seen from the Water Street commons.

Owners eager to develop long-abandoned Eastport sardine can factory

By Tom Walsh on Feb. 06, 2013, at 12:37 p.m.
The roof peak design of this new one-story building that will house the Milbridge town office and public library mimics the architectural roof peak detail of the circa-1900 building it has replaced.

Milbridge town office, library building nearing completion

By Tom Walsh on Feb. 05, 2013, at 11:41 a.m.
Rick and Beverly Henion's ceramic pig, "Valenswine," recently sported this red, heart-shaped bling ensemble for Valentine's Day in Gouldsboro.

‘Valenswine’ marks February holiday in Gouldsboro

By Tom Walsh on Feb. 05, 2013, at 11:36 a.m.
Cpt. Robert Gross, (foreground) the Washington County jail administrator, and Sgt. Karina Richardson, the jail’s clerk, listen to testimony Jan. 17, 2013, during a hearing before the Washington County commissioners. Both Gross and Richardson were fired as a result of the hearing.

AG’s office takes on Washington County jail fund investigation

By Tom Walsh on Feb. 04, 2013, at 5:46 p.m.
Cranberries in a Down East bog in November 2012.

Maine cranberry industry enjoyed record harvest in 2012

By Tom Walsh on Feb. 03, 2013, at 3:11 p.m.