Reporter Queries


Holden church seeks crafters for annual blueberry festival

on July 07, 2016, at 11:39 a.m.
HOLDEN, Maine — Crafters are being sought for Holden Congregational Church’s Blueberry Festival to be held 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, at the church, 9 Rider Bluff Road. Table fee is by donation. Call Zita Osgood at 570-6094.   This post was contributed by a community member. Submit your news → …

Blessings of animals

By Barbara Waters on Sept. 11, 2015, at 3:17 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Location: St. Peter’s Church, 58 Cedar St., Millinocket, Maine For more information: 207-723-4828 EAST MILLINOCKET – Carrying on a tradition that began four years ago, a Blessing of Animals will be held on Saturday, Oct. 3, at 10 a.m. at St. …

Shape note and birthday singing at Shaker village

Bangor Daily News on May 29, 2014, at 7:16 a.m.
Saturday, June 7, 2014 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Location: Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester, Maine NEW GLOUCESTER, Maine — The seventh annual Shaker Meetinghouse and Francis Bliss Birthday Singing will be held 1-4:30 p.m. Saturday, June 7, at the historic 1794 Meetinghouse, 707 Shaker Road, at Sabbathday …

Submit your Maine moose photos, and get the chance to be published in BDN Outdoors

By Brian Feulner on July 23, 2013, at 12:05 p.m.
If you have photos of Maine’s state animal, the moose, send them our way by following this link.  We’ll pick the best photos for the Outdoors page in a few weeks. Please include a location of your photograph and the date and time the photo was made. Please choose Outdoors as …
Jesse Brown-Collins of Damariscotta and Christine Leonard of Boothbay Harbor seek a ride from Bangor to Limestone in August 1997.

Capturing Phish fans through the years

By Brian Feulner on June 29, 2013, at 5:26 a.m.
Are you a Phish follower? The BDN is looking for you.

Not Christian? Don’t celebrate Christmas?

on Dec. 14, 2011, at 2:54 p.m.
Bangor Daily News reporter Judy Harrison would like to hear how you and your family will spend Dec. 25. or 990-8207.

Do you have trouble making ends meet without public assistance?

on March 16, 2011, at 6:41 p.m.
Are you and your family having a difficult time making ends meet without public assistance because of rising prices for gasoline, heating fuel, food, electricity, and water and sewer? Contact reporter Eric Russell at 990-8167 or
reporter query
An Oscar statue is seen during a preview of the Governors Ball for the upcoming 83rd annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011. The Academy Awards will be held on Feb. 27, and the Bangor Daily News hopes to hear from you about any parties you have planned for the big night.

Inviting Oscar to your party?

By Emily Burnham on Feb. 21, 2011, at 11:48 a.m.
Film fans, pop culture vultures and avid entertainers, listen up. If you’re throwing an Oscar party next weekend, in honor of the 83rd annual Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 27, we want to hear about it. What food and drink do you serve? Any special games or traditional activities you …

What are your Black Friday plans?

By Aimee Thibodeau on Nov. 16, 2010, at 3:39 p.m.
Do you get up extra early to head to the Mall area for Black Friday? Do you scour the sale flyers and web to try and get the best holiday deals? Do you shop local, avoiding the big box stores? Or do …

How do you use Thanksgiving leftovers?

By Emily Burnham on Nov. 03, 2010, at 12:04 p.m.
Lifestyle reporter Emily Burnham wants to know your favorite Thanksgiving leftover recipes.

Maine is ‘up in smoke’

on Sept. 29, 2010, at 9:44 a.m.
Do you smoke? Are you trying to quit? Did you start smoking recently? Cigarette sales are on the rise, according to recent reports. Reporter Eric Russell is interested in the reasons why, and would …

Reporter’s query: How’s your driving and texting?

on Sept. 07, 2010, at 2:25 p.m.
Have you been involved in an accident while texting or talking on a cellphone while in the driver’s seat, or have you been injured by a driver who was texting or talking while behind the wheel? …

Folk festival planners pleased by size, spirit of crowd

By Aislinn Sarnacki and Emily Burnham on Aug. 29, 2010, at 7:58 p.m.
Official numbers on the size of the crowd haven’t been tallied, but those who attended the American Folk Festival on the Bangor Waterfront this weekend were treated to some hot weather, great music, and a fantastic lineup of food and craft vendors.

Have you found ways to replace traditional textbooks?

By Judy Harrison on Aug. 04, 2010, at 12:25 p.m.
If you are a college student and have found a way to save money on textbooks by renting or downloading them as e-books (or, if you have found these new methods to be more expensive), Bangor Daily News reporter Judy Harrison would like to hear from you. E-mail her with …

Do you have a gluten sensitivity? Share your stories and recipes

By Emily Burnham on July 29, 2010, at 12:09 p.m.
BDN reporter Emily Burnham is looking for stories and recipes from readers who have or know someone who has celiac disease, or gluten sensitivities.

Seeking masters of the grill

By Emily Burnham on June 01, 2010, at 11:27 a.m.
We’re looking for your stories and recipes on unusual grilling fare or techniques.

Strange (Mother’s) Days, indeed

on May 03, 2010, at 12:28 p.m.
Flowers, candy, jewelry, breakfast in bed — the old standbys when it comes to Mother’s Day Gifts. But we want to know what’s the strangest Mother’s Day present you’ve …
The first of three KLM passenger planes headed towards New York takes off from Schiphol airport in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Monday April 19, 2010. European transport officials have carved up the sky, creating three zones to break the flight deadlock caused by a cloud of volcanic ash flowing from Iceland over Europe. France said Monday that European countries can resume airline traffic in designated "caution zones" where the threat of ash is considered less dangerous. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

Stranded overseas?

on April 19, 2010, at 2:53 p.m.
Are you a Mainer stranded in Europe because of the eruption of the volcano in Iceland? Our reporter would like to speak with you for an upcoming story.Please contact reporter Diana Bowley via …

Affected by Lyme Disease?

By Meg Haskell on April 15, 2010, at 10:48 a.m.
Reporter Meg Haskell would like to talk with individuals in the Bangor Daily News readership area who have been affected by Lyme Disease. Contact her at or 990-8291.

Remembering Leona Clukey

on April 01, 2010, at 4:04 p.m.
Longtime nursery school teacher Leona Clukey of Bangor passed away Tuesday. Reporter Dawn Gagnon is working on a story about Mrs. Clukey, and would like to talk to some of her former students. If you’d like to offer your memories of Mrs. Clukey and her Essex Street school, you can …