Craig Colson

Craig Colson

News Director/Producer/Anchor
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Craig Colson became news director and anchor at WVII ABC 7 and WFVX Fox Bangor in December of 2012. He began his career in broadcasting in 1985 while working as a news photographer at another Bangor television station. Craig worked his way up through the ranks and became the main anchor for the nightly newscasts before leaving in 2009. At that point, he became news director for four local radio stations and delivered the morning news before taking on his current position.

Craig grew up in a "news family" and followed in the footsteps of his father who was also a news director and anchor. His brother is also a news photographer at a Boston television station.

Craig's career has brought him all over-reporting from everywhere from Washington D.C. to Red Square in Moscow, Russia. When he isn't reporting the news, Craig can be found taking on new adventures with his two daughters or exploring the coast of Maine in his kayak. His other passion is making furniture in his shop or just about anything involving the outdoors.

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Caterpillar infestation

State officials are warning about an invasion of a pesky caterpillars.

The Forest Service says infestations of browntail moth caterpillars have been discovered throughout Southern Maine and pockets have also been discovered in Central Maine. 

The Browntail moth is an invasive species that arrived in the U.S. from Europe around 1910. 

The caterpillars hairs and skin are extremely toxic and can cause a blistery oozy rash on some people and even respiratory problems. 

Officials say residents should begin thinking about how they want to deal with the pest if they should find it on their own property. 

For more information click on the following links. 

A list of recommended precautions is available on the Department’s website.http://www.maine.gov/dacf/mfs/forest_health/insects/browntail_moth_precautions.htm.  

For information about the browntail moth caterpillar: http://maine.gov/dacf/mfs/forest_health/invasive_threats/index.htm#btm

For more information about pesticides: 
http://www.maine.gov/dacf/php/pesticides/index.shtml

For the list of licensed pesticide companies dealing with browntail moth caterpillar, call entomology lab at: (207) 287-2431 or email: [email protected]

UMaine clean sweep sale


We've all heard the saying that one mans trash is another man's treasure. 

That's certainly the case at the University of Maine where they're getting ready for the annual clean sweep sale. 

Every year the students leave behind useful things which are then sold to raise money. 

You'll find everything from clothing to electronics, from furniture to kitchen appliances. 

All the prices are very low.

All the money raised will go to purchase food for the campus food pantry or to buy supplies for service projects the Bodwell Center be completing when the students return in August. 

The sale will be held tomorrow from 11:00 AM until 6:00 PM at York Commons on the UMaine campus. 

It will continue Saturday from 8:00 until 2:00. 

 

Holden crash

HOLDEN - A two car crash in Holden closed Parts of Route 46 this morning...

Fatal Crash

ATHENS - A man from Athens was killed this morning following an early morning crash.

Trooper's home burglarized

WEST GARDINER - State Police have charged three people following a burglary at a State Trooper's home in West Gardiner. The arrests came after one of the stolen items, a kayak, was sold over the internet.  Troopers say the money was being used to buy drugs.

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