Need a laugh? Look up a Down East PD page                                              

By Karen Zautyk The population of the city of Bangor, Maine, is 33,039.  At last count, the Bangor Police Department’s Facebook page had 177,277 followers. For this, you can thank Sgt. Tim Cotton, an apparently modest and self-effacing man who nevertheless has managed… Continue Reading

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘Check the facts before drawing conclusions’

This letter is written in response to an article that appeared in The Observer on July 12 by Kevin Canessa Jr. Having served 25 years in the New Jersey State Police, 15 years in narcotics, I know well the thoughts that go through a law-enforcement person’s mind when confronted by an armed individual. Continue Reading