William P. Davis
Director of Research & Innovation
By William Davis on Aug. 06, 2015, at 4:44 p.m.
With more than a full year before the next election, Democrats are already targeting Rep. Bruce Poliquin in Maine’s Second Congressional District. His opponent in the last election, Emily Cain, announced her intent to run to unseat Poliquin just weeks after failing in her original bid against him. And now, …
By William Davis on April 01, 2015, at 4:55 a.m.
Thank you for upgrading the BDN app to the latest version, and thank you to so many of you who have been long-time BDN app users. The BDN received notice recently from Spreed, our long-time app development company, that they were ceasing business. After researching many replacement app development companies, …
By William Davis on March 25, 2015, at 9:06 a.m.
BANGOR | An electronic vandalism group that claimed responsibility for taking down the Maine state government website earlier in the week claimed Wednesday morning to knock offline the BDN and WABI websites. http://t.co/3qlk94M2iK #OFFLINE — Vikingdom2015 (@Vikingdom2015) March 25, 2015 Story continues below advertisement. http://t.co/vjqtP8sGgB #OFFLINE pic.twitter.com/FbPflsL5hx — Vikingdom2015 (@Vikingdom2015) …
on March 04, 2015, at 11:35 a.m.
Coffee Now allows you to see what downtown Bangor businesses are serving the food you’re looking for right now.
on Aug. 16, 2014, at 11:49 a.m.
If you’re interested in seeing the code behind our applications, browse around on the blog or visit our Github.
on June 26, 2014, at 4:45 p.m.
And apparently some lady, confused that there were multiple famous black people in Maine at the same time, thought Chappelle was a member of the band. (Skip to 1:30)
on June 09, 2014, at 11:06 a.m.
Last week I wrote about statistician Nate Silver’s quest to find the best burrito in America and marveled that there was a Maine location included on the list. Silver’s strategy to build the 64 seeds in the bracket had been to start by weighting all 68,000 burrito-selling establishments in the country, …
on June 06, 2014, at 11:03 a.m.
Nate Silver, editor of FiveThirtyEight, is on a quest to find the nation’s best burrito, and a candidate is from Maine. But the establishment on the list has not yet been revealed.
on March 21, 2014, at 2:35 a.m.
We’ve had a lot of requests for us to open source the WP Browser, the final piece of getting a post from Google Docs to WordPress and into Indesign. We hadn’t up till this point because it was a plugin that only worked on Windows and, well, was pretty bad. …
on Dec. 09, 2013, at 12:48 p.m.
We’re looking for data analysts and coders to join the BDN’s new Research & Innovation Department. The BDN is dedicated to rethinking how “legacy” media operate. If you enjoy working on multiple projects with different focuses in quick succession you’ll enjoy working here. We want people who understand how to build …
on Aug. 28, 2013, at 11:44 a.m.
It’s been a while since I’ve posted here. We’ve been busy refining our existing systems in the newsroom and tackling inefficiencies in other departments. At the BDN, we often try to drill down to what is really necessary and important, as opposed to what is traditional but not valuable, by …
By William Davis on July 30, 2013, at 1:12 a.m.
Two people were displaced and a house was gutted after a fire behind the Main Street Shaw’s late Monday night. Witnesses reported seeing lightning strike before the fire started, according to neighbor Randy Bessette. The residents, who were living in a camper behind the house at the …
By William Davis on July 18, 2013, at 11:07 a.m.
SeaWorthy Productions is pleased to announce the release of the feature documentary RawFaith with its premier screening at the Maine International Film Festival on July 19 and 20. Filmed over seven years, the story of RawFaith is spun from the deck of a home built 88 foot Galleon. Built by …
Two candidates preparing to face off against incumbent Republican Paul LePage in the 2014 governor’s race raised hundreds of thousands of dollars in the first half of 2013, while LePage saw his fundraising efforts slip. LePage raised $123,000 in the first half of 2013, bringing his total …
By William Davis on June 02, 2013, at 8:25 p.m.
BANGOR | On the nicest days of the year so far, 20 programmers in Bangor spent the weekend inside, donating time to hack projects for their local governments. The projects in Bangor included a tool to track the location of city vehicles such as snow plows and street sweepers …
By William Davis on June 02, 2013, at 8 p.m.
Civic-minded coders worked all weekend, including through Saturday night, to find solutions to problems posed by the city of Bangor.
By William Davis on May 14, 2013, at 9:47 p.m.
Two astronauts who returned Monday from the International Space Station touched down briefly in Bangor on Tuesday as they made their way from Kazakhstan to Houston. Canadian Chris Hadfield, who served as commander for the space station’s Expedition 35, tweeted at 8:15 p.m.: “Back in North America! …
By William Davis on May 11, 2013, at 2:37 p.m.
A woman driving a Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck that she just bought hit a wild turkey while driving in the southbound lane of Interstate 95 in Sidney on Saturday. The turkey shattered her windshield, but the driver, Jessica McCook of Calais, was uninjured. McCook was heading to Augusta to meet …
Police arrested a local man on a charge of murder Monday in connection with the death of the woman who lived with him, calling it a case of domestic violence. David Coon, 50, who lives at 23 Jefferson St., is accused of killing Sherry Clifford, 49, who …