A big shock today for people looking forward to the annual Kahbang festival in Bangor. The organizers announced today they're moving the festival to Portland. They say one of the biggest reasons was because they were having a hard time finding a suitable camping area in the Bangor area. A local campground in Hermon has decided not to welcome the campers back and the city declined a request to allow the campers on Bangor's waterfront. The festival will now be held from August 7-10 at various venues around Portland. A shuttle service will also be provided from a local campground. Tickets that have already been purchased will be honored and those ticket holders who can't make it to Portland can get refunds.
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.