Michael J. Dowd

Metro and Standards Editor

Michael J. Dowd is Metro and Standards Editor of the Bangor Daily News. Dowd, a 32-year veteran, leads a team of reporters covering Greater Bangor and the issues important to Maine cities and service centers across the state. As Standards Editor, Mike leads weekly print critiques of the BDN, review/ approve corrections, and contribute perspective about newsroom initiatives to ensure they dovetail with the BDN's journalistic and community standards. A Bangor native, Dowd began his career at the BDN as a sportswriter and has worked as a sports columnist, state desk co-editor, city editor, night news editor,  managing editor and editor-in-chief. Dowd is a member of the Maine Committee on Media and Courts and the Maine Press Association. He works closely with Anthony Ronzio, director of news and new media.  
 
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Stories we are pursuing Monday

By Michael J. Dowd on Jan. 31, 2011, at 12:13 p.m.
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Stories we are pursuing Friday

By Michael J. Dowd on Jan. 28, 2011, at 1:08 p.m.
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Stories we are pursuing Thursday

By Michael J. Dowd on Jan. 27, 2011, at 12:24 p.m.

Stories we are pursuing Monday

By Michael J. Dowd on Jan. 24, 2011, at 11:35 a.m.
Maine’s mental health system increasingly relies on the availability of community services that feature treatment delivered at patients’ homes and through local agencies as opposed to inpatient …

Stories we are pursuing Thursday

By Michael J. Dowd on Jan. 20, 2011, at 12:41 p.m.
A bill has been introduced this legislative session to end the practice of police stopping drivers in Maine merely for not wearing a seat belt. We’ll get reaction from police and driver safety …

Stories we are pursuing Wednesday

By Michael J. Dowd on Jan. 19, 2011, at 11:36 a.m.
Our staff is continuing to follow developments in Tuesday’s credit union robbery in downtown Bangor. Police are releasing few details as they continue the manhunt for the male suspect. We’ll have …

Stories we are pursuing Tuesday

By Michael J. Dowd on Jan. 18, 2011, at 11:16 a.m.
The kidnapping trial of Randall Hofland continues in Belfast with school children scheduled to testify about the day in 2008 when he took them hostage at Stockton Springs Elementary School, according …

Stories we are pursuing Monday

By Michael J. Dowd on Jan. 17, 2011, at 10:53 a.m.
Check with us often for the latest developments in Gov. Paul LePage’s actions during these early days of his administration. Reporter: Kevin Miller U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Bridget Brozyna, …

Stories we are pursuing Friday

By Michael J. Dowd on Jan. 14, 2011, at 12:05 p.m.
The executive director of the Wildlife Alliance of Maine believes that coyote bait could have caused the deaths of the Parkman and Guilford area dogs and cat we reported on earlier this week. Daryl …

Stories we are pursuing Thursday

By Michael J. Dowd on Jan. 13, 2011, at 11:59 a.m.
About 100 legislators have been traveling around the state to get input from citizens on what needs to be done in Augusta to make Maine a better place to live and work. The latest stop on the tour is …

Stories we are pursuing Wednesday

By Michael J. Dowd on Jan. 12, 2011, at 10:55 a.m.
Our staff will keep you updated on the snowstorm hitting parts of the state. Believe it or not, people are using equipment to make snow in Aroostook County to prepare the courses for the upcoming …

Stories we are pursuing Tuesday

By Michael J. Dowd on Jan. 11, 2011, at 10:58 a.m.
Wednesday marks the one-year anniversary of the devastating earthquake in Haiti. We talk to Mainers who continue to assist victims of the quake about the progress, or lack thereof, of the relief …

Stories we are pursuing Monday

By Michael J. Dowd on Jan. 10, 2011, at 11:10 a.m.
Sorrento resident Marc Calcia is facing numerous charges in state court stemming from the care and control of his farm animals, including disputes with his neighbors over those issues. Last month, he …

Stories we are pursuing Friday

By Michael J. Dowd on Jan. 07, 2011, at 11:50 a.m.
Parasites, pesticides, sick salmon and dead lobsters. These four things have become an issue in Passmaquoddy Bay, and no one seems to be happy about it. Not the salmon aquaculture operators, who are …

Stories we are pursuing Thursday

By Michael J. Dowd on Jan. 06, 2011, at 12:44 p.m.
New Maine Governor Paul LePage said he would hit the ground running once in office. We follow his progress through the first full day of his administration Thursday. Reporter: Kevin …

Stories we are pursuing Tuesday

By Michael J. Dowd on Jan. 04, 2011, at 11:32 a.m.
We’ll tell you all you need to know about the inauguration of Paul LePage as Maine’s next governor on Wednesday. In addition to providing you with the schedule of events, we’ll ask about the price …

Stories we are pursuing Monday

By Michael J. Dowd on Jan. 03, 2011, at 11:21 a.m.
The administration of Gov.-elect Paul LePage is gathering information about how to improve Maine’s business climate from entrepreneurs through a series of meetings called Red Tape Roundtables. What’s …

Stories we are working on

By Michael J. Dowd on Dec. 30, 2010, at 11:19 a.m.
The population variance granted five years ago to the Penobscot and Kennebec County jails allowing them to take more inmates will expire on Jan. 1. Our story focuses on what Penobscot County Jail is …

Stories we are working on

By Michael J. Dowd on Dec. 29, 2010, at 11:30 a.m.
Governor-elect Paul LePage appears to be having trouble filling his commissioner posts. He’s only filled four, and he said he planned to fill all 16 by the end of the year. He’s not announcing any …

Stories we are pursuing Tuesday

By Michael J. Dowd on Dec. 28, 2010, at 11:04 a.m.
We’ll keep you updated with the latest storm statistics in the wake of Monday’s blizzard. The Department of Environmental Protection ended the year with $470,281 in penalties paid by Maine …