Tony Reaves

Digital Strategist

Tony Reaves, digital media strategist Tony Reaves joined the BDN in 2013 as an editor on the digital desk. As digital media strategist, he creates, edits, aggregates and promotes content for BDN Maine. He helps manage social media channels and native and remnant advertising. Before the BDN, Tony worked for the Sun Journal in Lewiston, first as a copy editor/page designer and later as a reporter in the Oxford Hills region. Tony graduated from UMaine in 2007 with degrees in journalism and political science. He lives in Brewer with his wife, daughter and pugs. Twitter: @TonyReaves Facebook:

Winthrop man accused of burning down his own home for second time

By Tony Reaves on Oct. 20, 2016, at 1:09 p.m.
A local man was charged with burning down his own home early Thursday morning.
Donn Fendler reflects on the 75th anniversary of his being "Lost on a Mountain in Maine" in July 2014 at his camp in Newport.

Donn Fendler, once a boy ‘lost on a mountain in Maine,’ dies at 90

By Tony Reaves on Oct. 11, 2016, at 6:56 a.m.
“Donn Fendler’s legacy will live on forever in the state of Maine.”

Report: Maine woman pulls out her gun on threatening clown

By Tony Reaves on Oct. 06, 2016, at 11:49 a.m.
“I picked up my 9 mm … and said, ‘Back at ya, clown.'”

Officer’s truck with uniform and badge stolen from driveway

By Tony Reaves on Oct. 06, 2016, at 8:57 a.m.
The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office urges anyone with information about any of the thefts to contact them at 893-2810.
Warden Jim Fahey with a toddler reported missing in Bradford on Monday. The boy was found sleeping in a tire rut.

Wardens find toddler sleeping in tire rut half a mile from home

By Tony Reaves on Sept. 20, 2016, at 12:59 p.m.
Game wardens found a missing toddler who wandered out of the home while his parents slept Monday.
Lexxi Sironen

Police investigate death of woman found in Waterville reservoir

By Tony Reaves on Sept. 07, 2016, at 3:03 p.m.
According to police, she had recently been living along the river bank and associating with other transient people in the area.
Police are searching for a man who robbed Ocean State Job Lot on Tuesday.

Police searching for man who robbed Ocean State Job Lot in Bangor

By Tony Reaves on Sept. 06, 2016, at 10:57 a.m.
A man who appeared to be in his 30s about 5’8″ tall, wearing a black sweatshirt, khaki shorts with black shoes demanded money.
Women have surpassed men in obesity rates, according to a national report released this summer.

30 percent of Mainers now obese, the highest rate in New England

By Tony Reaves on Sept. 02, 2016, at 10:34 a.m.
Maine’s obesity rate jumped from 28.2 percent to 30 percent between 2014 and 2015, making Maine the most obese state in New England.

Coast Guard rescues fishermen miles off Maine coast

By Tony Reaves on Aug. 17, 2016, at 8:28 a.m.
The Coast Guard Sector Northern New England received a broken transmission around midnight from the crew of the fishing vessel Lydia & Maya.

By Tony Reaves on Aug. 03, 2016, at 8:11 a.m.

Bangor PD’s warning for ‘Pokemon GO’ players

on July 12, 2016, at 7:07 a.m.

Bangor firefighters attack 15th Street home fire

By Tony Reaves on July 05, 2016, at 8:33 a.m.
Everyone in the house and most of the pets escaped safely.

Here are the most expensive homes for sale in every Maine county

on June 09, 2016, at 1:05 p.m.

This Washington County restaurant’s lobster roll was named best in Maine and Mass.

on May 16, 2016, at 2:17 p.m.
Seven of the 10 are in Maine.

John Oliver’s ‘Last Week Tonight’ goes after LePage

on May 16, 2016, at 8:54 a.m.
Warning: There’s some very harsh language.

This Sea Dogs treat is trying to top a donut bacon cheeseburger in a national food fight

on May 08, 2016, at 7:51 a.m.
The competition is terrifying.
The M114 tank Bob Solomon is selling

This Maine man is selling a 7,000-pound Vietnam War-era tank

By Tony Reaves on April 20, 2016, at 7:47 a.m.
The tank even has rubber inserts in the treads so you can drive it on pavement.
Josh O'Brien, director of Portland's Oxford Street Shelter, counts mats on the floor at the facility Wednesday Dec. 12, 2012 during his daily walk through. O'Brien is receiving the city's Robert B. Ganley Public Service Award for his tireless efforts to help the homeless.

What you said about the proposal to have developers set aside apartments for homeless

By Tony Reaves on April 13, 2016, at 4:54 p.m.
“The developer gets our taxpayer money and in return he provides a few places for the homeless.”

Readers submit 84 designs that could be Portland’s new flag

By Tony Reaves on April 06, 2016, at 12:37 p.m.
Now that our Portland flag design contest is closed, here’s a look at the 80+ submissions we’ve received from potential designers.

Vintage ski area maps show Sugarloaf, Sunday River in simpler times

on March 25, 2016, at 4:17 p.m.
Sunday River was far from an eight-peak destination resort when it opened in 1958.