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Emily Burnham

About Emily Burnham

Emily Burnham is a Maine native, a UMaine graduate, a proud Bangorian and a writer and editor for Bangor Metro Magazine, the Weekly and the Bangor Daily News, where she's worked since 2004. She reports on everything from local bands to local food to all the cool things going on in the Greater Bangor area. In her quest for stories, she's seen countless concerts and plays, been lobster fishing, interviewed celebrities, hung out with water buffalo and played in a ukulele orchestra. She's interested in everything -- especially if it happens in Maine. Albums for review are accepted digitally only; please no CDs.

Bang-or, not Bang-er: NBC Nightly News ends Monday broadcast with “We Are Bangor” segment

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On the Monday night broadcast of NBC’s “Nightly News” the program featured a segment correcting the world on the pronunciation of Bangor — that’s -GOR, not -GER. The segment featured correspondent Harry Smith interviewing several notable Bangorians, taking in some notable sites including the Paul Bunyan statue, the downtown Bangor mural and other parts of […]

Save the eggo waffles, pass the Mongolian hot pot: Bowdoin and Bates make top ten list of best college food in country

Thorne Dining Hall at Bowdoin College in Brunswick. Photo courtesy of

College dining halls in the past tended to focus on quantity, not quality. Endless grilled cheese sandwiches. Mountains of tater tots. Mystery meat with mystery gravy. “Blue drink,” whatever that means. As general awareness about what we eat and where it comes from has risen, however, so too have college dining halls changed up what […]