Not too long ago, when nearly all of our news came from newspapers, a special, early edition known in the trades as a bulldog would sometimes be published when an important event occurred. Here at dailybulldog.com we want to give readers the same chance to get the absolute freshest news about what’s happening all over Franklin County, Maine. If the news happens today, we want readers to read about it today.
Besides taking an informative look at all this local news, we provide extensive coverage of the rich body of work being produced by our county’s talented writers, poets and craftspeople, to cover all of the outdoor recreational possibilities around as well as to run the most current ads for available jobs, vacant apartments, and other things our readers need.
The Bulldog features stories and columns by some of the best writers Franklin County has to offer, and includes a variety of features we believe aren’t available in any other publication.
Specifically, at the Daily Bulldog we do three things:
1. We want to get you the news first. If it happens today, we want you to read about it today.
2. We want our news to go far. Your kids may be out of state at college or serving in the military far from Franklin County or perhaps your parents or neighbors are wintering down south, but all of them will have up-to-the-minute local news available to them at just the click of their mouse.
3. We want to make the Daily Bulldog a bulletin board for people throughout Franklin County and beyond. We want to publish readers’ letters as soon as we receive them, and to make the Bulldog the first place readers go to learn about and debate the issues that concern us most.
Please contact Editor Annie Twitchell at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (207) 778-8146 or mail MBTV / Daily Bulldog, 270 Main Street, Farmington, Maine 04938 with your events, questions and comments.
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Daily Bulldog Opinion Policy
Updated January 2023
We welcome readers to make their opinions known, but we ask that they do so in a respectful manner.
Opinion pieces reflect the views of the individual author, and do not reflect the views of the Daily Bulldog, Mt. Blue TV, or Central Maine Media Alliance. Publication of an opinion piece does not equate to endorsement of the content of the piece.
All opinion pieces must be approved by a moderator prior to being posted to the Bulldog. Pieces that the editor believes are too disrespectful, too off-point or too poorly written (i.e. cannot be read due to a lack of spaces/language/font choices) may not be approved.
Opinion pieces containing crude or vulgar language may not be approved.
Opinion pieces may be edited for language and/or clarity. Headlines may be changed if the editor feels the submitted headline is misleading or unclear.
Submissions should include the name and hometown of the individual who wrote it.
Opinion pieces pertaining to an upcoming election, i.e. supporting or opposing a specific candidate or ballot question, will be accepted up to 5 p.m. the day prior to that election.
Submitting an obituary
Please send what you would like printed to email@example.com along with a photo of your loved one. We charge a flat rate of $100, regardless of length.
Ever wanted to try your hand at making a comic strip? Perhaps you’ve been throwing away those napkin doodles you thought no one would appreciate? Or, you’re an accomplished animator and you’re looking to share your work with the community? The Daily Bulldog invites community members to submit and share their cartoons, drawings, and animations. Much like our popular Sunday Photos feature, anyone can email firstname.lastname@example.org to submit works they would like to share with the community. Our editorial team will review the works and make sure they meet our guidelines for submissions.
Materials submitted must not include:
- Any advertising or material that promotes any commercial product or service;
- Any unlawful use of copyrighted materials or infringement of trademark rights;
- Any material that is libelous, slanderous, defamation of character, or an unlawful invasion of privacy;
- Any material that violates state or federal laws relating to obscenity and indecency; https://www.justice.gov/criminal-ceos/citizens-guide-us-federal-law-obscenity
- Any solicitation or appeal for funds (excepting programs or announcements that describe fund-raising events, but do not make direct appeals for funding);
- Any advertising by or on behalf of a candidate for public office to persuade voters to elect that candidate;
- Any form of lottery or information concerning a lottery;
- Any material that violates local, state, or federal laws.
Materials submitted must:
- Contain content that will have value for community members and align with the mission statement of the Central Maine Media Alliance:
“The mission of CMMA is to facilitate and produce multimedia content of Public, Educational, and Local Government interest. We will utilize the Cable TV system (channel 11), the MBTV and Daily Bulldog website (www.mtbluetv.org and dailybulldog.com), and various social media to help make the communities of Farmington, Jay, Livermore Falls, and Wilton a better place to live, and to educate, inform, and entertain our viewers, readers, and constituents.”