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SNL’s ‘Gay couple from Maine’ accents are more Swedish than Down East

By William Davis on Nov. 11, 2012, at 12:14 p.m.
“Saturday Night Live” found humor in the idea of lobstermen making eyes at each other. The problem? The accents are more Swedish than Maine. But, as former BDN Business Editor Matt Wickenheiser notes on Facebook: “You guys have the wrong perspective: There’s NYC, then everyplace else.”

Bloggers cut by Down East magazine find new homes

By William Davis on Aug. 13, 2012, at 11:45 a.m.
Two bloggers who lost an outlet when Down East magazine cut its paid blogs have found new homes for their writing. Mike Tipping, who writes about politics and works for the Maine People’s Alliance and the Maine People’s Resource Center, now blogs for the BDN’s politics section as of last …