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.
 

Baileyville fire damages duplex, kills dog

By Tom Walsh on Feb. 01, 2013, at 6:33 a.m.

Kerosene heater ignites rural Harrington house fire

By Tom Walsh on Jan. 31, 2013, at 9:46 a.m.
Machias artist Becky Lee painted six panels, each 4 feet wide and 7 feet tall, to create a mural for the children’s room of the Porter Memorial Library in Machias.

Machias public library going “Bananas” in unveiling new children’s mural

By Tom Walsh on Jan. 30, 2013, at 11:48 a.m.

Pembroke man charged in logging site fuel theft

By Tom Walsh on Jan. 29, 2013, at 1:03 p.m.
An early morning two-vehicle collision on Main Street in Jonesport on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, killed driver Randy Thistlewood, 56, of Jonesport and hospitalized the other driver, Peta Johnson, 52, of Beals.

Early morning collision kills Jonesport man

By Tom Walsh on Jan. 27, 2013, at 12:42 p.m.
State and county officials have renewed longstanding interest in investing millions of state dollars in renovating and expanding the 1853 Washington County Courthouse.

Renovation, expansion of Washington County’s courthouse again under discussion

By Tom Walsh on Jan. 27, 2013, at 10:55 a.m.
Maine Department of Marine Resources Fish Biologist Colby Bruchs (right) assists Washington Academy student Kyle Gallagher in November 2012 in stocking Creamer Brook in Washington County's Township 19 with young North Atlantic salmon raised from eggs in an East Machias hatchery established by the Downeast Salmon Federation.

Down East salmon hatchery expansion under way in East Machias

By Tom Walsh on Jan. 26, 2013, at 12:10 p.m.
Tim Shaw, a drug abuse educator based in Bangor, spoke Friday evening, Jan. 25, 2013 at a public forum in Machias, encouraging more community concern about illicit drug use and overdose deaths. "It's not going to get better," he said. "It will get worse."

Machias drug forum focuses on Down East drug abuse trends, concerns

By Tom Walsh on Jan. 26, 2013, at 11:29 a.m.

80-year-old driver escapes serious injury in Jonesboro accident

By Tom Walsh on Jan. 25, 2013, at 6:35 p.m.

Calais police seize heroin, marijuana, pills, guns, cash in 2 separate incidents

By Tom Walsh on Jan. 25, 2013, at 10:55 a.m.
Richard Ramsdell

Cutler man admits to stealing veterans’ benefits

By Tom Walsh on Jan. 24, 2013, at 5:37 p.m.
Baileyville Police Chief Shawn Donahue

Washington County sheriff hires new chief deputy to replace ‘burned out’ one he fired

By Tom Walsh on Jan. 24, 2013, at 12:01 p.m.
Graduating students at the University of Maine at Machias 100th graduation ceremony in 2011 stand and applaud their instructors as they head into the commencement ceremonies.

University of Maine at Machias receives what is likely biggest donation in school history

By Tom Walsh on Jan. 23, 2013, at 1:20 p.m.
Cpt. Robert Gross (foreground), the Washington County Jail administrator, and Sgt. Karina Richardson, the jail’s clerk, listen to testimony Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, during a hearing before the Washington County commissioners. Richardson was fired and Gross has since resigned.

Washington jail administrator accused of stealing from inmate fund resigns

By Tom Walsh on Jan. 22, 2013, at 10:14 a.m.
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Cpt. Robert Gross, (foreground) the Washington County jail administrator, and Sgt. Karina Richardson, the jail’s clerk, listen to testimony Thursday afternoon during a hearing before the Washington County commissioners. Sheriff Donnie Smith accused his two jail employees of mismanaging funds from an inmate benefits fund and asked that they be fired.

Jail clerk fired for alleged misappropriation of Washington County inmate funds

By Tom Walsh on Jan. 18, 2013, at 6:37 a.m.

Washington County sheriff denies authorizing jail staff’s expenditures

By Tom Walsh on Jan. 17, 2013, at 8:08 p.m.

Report: Lingerie, cookbooks, cellphone bills paid for with Washington County inmates’ benefit fund

By Tom Walsh on Jan. 16, 2013, at 12:54 p.m.

Petition seeks to revisit decision to fund a new Addison firehouse

By Tom Walsh on Jan. 16, 2013, at 9:06 a.m.

Milbridge may add nudity ordinance after local bar hosts strippers

By Tom Walsh on Jan. 14, 2013, at 4:13 p.m.

Down East computer training program to showcase efforts at national conference

By Tom Walsh on Jan. 11, 2013, at 5:29 p.m.