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:

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.
Amidst all of the standard Olympic hype about gymnastics, swimming and track, there’s one event we’re particularly excited for: Golf. It’s taken 112 years for it to become an Olympic sport again, and this year men and women will be competing individually on a brand new Olympic Golf Course in …

Bangor PD’s warning for ‘Pokemon GO’ players

on July 12, 2016, at 7:07 a.m.
Bangor police had some solid advice to Pokemon GO players around town. Later, they posted this helpful graphic about the dangers of driving, and, um, Pokemon-ing. Pokemon GO has been around less than a week and is already so popular it’s poised to, or already has, surpassed Twitter in the number of registered …

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.
The most expensive house on the market in Maine goes to auction at the end of June. At $10.9 million, the Islesboro mansion is pricier than the top home in several other states according to Forbes, including some impressive estates in Maryland, Mississippi and South Dakota. Given the disparity in the …

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.
Fred Forsley, president and co-owner of Shipyard Brewing Co., stands in the brewery's tasting room in a 2013 photo.

Report: Portland to impose fees on tasting rooms to ‘level playing field’

By Tony Reaves on March 23, 2016, at 9:10 a.m.
The Portland City Council recently approved the $500 fee.

Only 4 states are more ‘enthused’ about marijuana than Maine, this list says

on March 16, 2016, at 11:06 a.m.
Maine loves pot more than California or Vermont, according to this list.

Oops: Bangor news anchor drops accidental f-bomb

on March 14, 2016, at 11:27 a.m.
That was awkward.
Katerina Campbell after taking the oath of citizenship at the Federal Building in Bangor in this 2007 file photo.

The country where the most Maine immigrants came from in 2014 wasn’t Mexico or Somalia

By Tony Reaves on March 13, 2016, at 7:52 a.m.
According to the report, no other state had more immigrants from Iraq than any other country.

Maine police department offers up lobby as safe meeting place for Internet sales

By Tony Reaves on March 08, 2016, at 2:56 p.m.
If someone isn’t comfortable meeting you in a police station lobby, you probably don’t want to do business with them in the first place.
Cast member and singer Katy Perry poses at the premiere of "Katy Perry: Part of Me" in Hollywood, California in this June 26, 2012 file photo.

No, Katy Perry is almost certainly not moving to Portland

By Tony Reaves on March 08, 2016, at 1:46 p.m.
Maybe you’ve seen someone on your Facebook feed sharing a story about how pop singer Katy Perry has bought a home in Portland, Maine.
The Bowdoin College Chapel's twin spires in Brunswick are seen in a May 2015 file photo.

Report: Bowdoin students face punishment for stereotyping at ‘tequila party’

By Tony Reaves on March 04, 2016, at 4:03 p.m.
Two members of student government who were present at the party are facing impeachment.
Donald Trump smiles at a campaign rally in Portland on Thursday.

What BDN commenters said about Trump’s campaign stop in Maine

By Tony Reaves on March 04, 2016, at 11:38 a.m.
Here are 20 of the best, divided into pro-Trump and anti-Trump comments.