Bangor Daily News Closes Hampden Printing Facility

HAMPDEN - The Bangor Daily News will no longer be printed locally, as their Hampden press closed today.

The Bangor Publishing Company facility, which opened in 1989, printed the last of it's copies of the paper this morning.

The Bangor Daily News will now be outsourcing a majority of their work to Sun Media Group, owner of the Sun Journal in Lewiston.

A reduced circulation and increased digital audience is the primary reason for the plant's closure.

27 employees are displaced by the closing, but many have been offered jobs at different locations.

Along with Lewiston, the paper will continue to be printed in Brunswick and Presque Isle.

Erin Thomas


Erin joined the ABC-7 and FOX Bangor news team in February 2012. She was born and raised in Presque Isle, Maine where she attended Presque Isle High School.  While in college Erin interned in the WVII news room before working as a Production Assistant.  In May of 2012, Erin received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Maine, along with a minor in Anthropology.  When she's not out covering local news, Erin enjoys running, skiing, visiting with family and friends, and traveling around this beautiful state.  She is especially interested in outdoor adventure so if you have a story idea, send it her way!

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