Who we are
The Penobscot Bay Pilot connects a wide range of communities into a larger and lively online regional network, emphasizing immediate and free access to community news, opinions, public discourse and perspectives, as well as business and citizen participation. The Pilot provides answers, information and resources, establishing a hub around which citizens actively engage.
Editorial directors, Lynda Clancy and Holly S. Edwards
Sales directors, Terri Mahoney and Janis Bunting
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Lynda Clancy: firstname.lastname@example.org, 207-706-6657
Holly S. Edwards: email@example.com, 207-706-6655
Terri Mahoney: firstname.lastname@example.org, 207-706-6658
Janis Bunting: email@example.com, 207-706-6656
YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/penobscotbaypilot
Lynda Clancy, a founding director of Penobscot Bay Pilot, has been a journalist in Maine for nearly three decades, and currently lives with her family in Rockport. Her appreciation for New England and the Maritimes has sustained her as a writer, photographer and editor at magazines, newspapers and websites since she first arrived in Castine, a Penobscot Bay town woven with ghosts of her ancestors. Most recently, she was a vice president and associate publisher at VillageSoup, where she worked for the past 14 years in various capacities, chronicling life in Midcoast communities and their hard-working and unique individuals, as well as making sense of their controversies and issues.
Her favorite book: The Shipping News, by E. Annie Proulx. Dream dinner conversation: with Dylan Thomas, Jimi Hendrix and Henry James. Favorite Maine Escape: right here, right now.
Holly Edwards is a founding director of Penobscot Bay Pilot. Tired of Baltimore and Boston, she and her horse, Grizzley, moved to Camden in 1998; while the latter happily spent her days grazing, Holly quickly fell into the multi-job life of a Mainer.
Like most with a computer back then, Holly kept up on community news by reading VillageSoup, which had been launched a year earlier by her father and brother. Striving (in her own mind) to help the site be the best it could be, for a year she annoyed the heck out of VS's first editor, Jill Lang, pointing out the occasional typo and grammatical errors. One typo email too many, and Jill replied: "Holly, throw me a bone. Why don't you just come and work for me." Jill's tutelage combined with Holly's ever-increasing appreciation of community journalism led to 12 years of telling stories through words and photos.
Prior to the launch of Penobscot Bay Pilot, Holly was a vice president and associate publisher at VillageSoup. Her time spent in the Midcoast and on Mount Desert Island lit a fire that refuses to be quelled as completely and efficiently as Maine firefighters can snuff the most stubborn conflagration. There is more to be done to ensure a vibrant, informed and engaged community.
Janis, a Penobscot Bay Pilot founding director, has more than 20 years of sales experience promoting unique businesses, products, and services through trade shows, print and more recently online. Well versed in the opportunities and benefits of online advertising, she puts a lot of effort to stay on the cutting edge of this constantly changing field.
In 1993, Janis left Boston for a oneyear residency program at the Maine Photographic Workshop, now known as Maine Media Workshops + College in Rockport. She had plans to return to Boston after completing the program, but, while headed south on Route 1 in her rented U-Haul filled with all her belongings, the thought of Camden and its beauty began to haunt her. She decided to turn around and make Camden her home.
Nearly 20 years later, Janis and her husband, Steve, are building a passive solar home in Hope. Janis is blogging about each stage of the building process and sharing some of the interesting and amusing incidents that have occurred.
They currently reside in Hope with daughters Kierra and Quinn, Jessie, their black lab mix, a brood of chickens and two guinea pigs. She is enjoying the benefits of this wonderful coastal town and boating on its beautiful nearby lakes. Janis also continues to stretch her artistic vision with collage work when time allows.
She can be reached at 207 706-6656 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Terri Mahoney, sales director, is a founding director of Penobscot Bay Pilot. Terri moved to the Midcoast in 2002 from the California coast. She has been in sales for more than 25 years spending the last eight at VillageSoup as director of advertising and vice president and associate publisher.
Her passion is the community. Terri currently sits on the University of Maine Hutchinson Center scholarship committee. She was president of The Downtown Belfast Business Group for two years, a Rotarian, a founding member of the Maine Celtic Celebration and a Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce director. Terri graduated in the inaugural class of the Midcoast Leadership Academy, and has helped with the marketing for both Habitat for Humanity of Belfast and Harvest Hootenanny.
Terri lives in Northport and enjoys spending time cooking, reading and exploring Maine's beautiful coastline with her dog, Jasper.
Ethan Andrews, writer, started reporting Waldo County news for VillageSoup shortly after moving to Maine with his family in 2007.
He grew up in New Hampshire and Ohio, went to college in New York City to study art and spent the next 17 years there, delivering packages by bicycle, refinishing antique woodwork, taking photographs of traffic intersections for auto insurance claims, working as an electrician, painting paintings, playing in a band and otherwise preparing himself for a career in journalism.
He lives in Belfast with his wife and two daughters.
Kay Stephens, a Maine arts and lifestyle freelance writer, has been covering the Midcoast scene, events, people since 1995. She is the author of The Ghost Trap, a Maine lobstering novel and co-author of Cyberslammed, a nonfiction cyberbullying guide. Follow her Facebook page, The Killer Convo facebook.com/killerconvo
Favorite Maine Escape: Somewhere sitting on a rock in the middle of a northern Maine lake. Dream Dinner Guests: Girls Night at a gin joint with Zelda Fitzgerald, Hadley Hemingway, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Alice B. Toklas, Gertrude Stein, Dorothy Parker. Motto: Improvise, adapt, and overcome.
Ron Hawkes: My love and my passion: photography and sports. Life does not get much better than this. My goal here at the Penobscot Bay Pilot is to bring you the best sports and outdoor coverage and photography in the Midcoast on a daily basis. If it's sports or outdoor recreation I want to know about it.
Ron has years of experience here in the Midcoast providing photography and sports coverage for his own Maine Sports Report, The Camden Herald, Village Soup and Courier Publications, as well as freelance for the Bangor Daily News.
Favorite Maine Escape: Acadia National Park. Dream Dinner Guests: Dustin Pedroia, Al Davis, Mickey Mantle and Ted Williams. Motto: Work hard, play harder, life is too short.