Articles by: Hugh Bowden

Hugh Bowden

Hugh Bowden

Executive Editor
Hugh writes editorials, covers Hancock County sports and helps out where needed in The American's editorial department. When he's not on the sidelines, he enjoys playing jazz and tennis. [email protected]
  • Is this the kind of government we deserve?

    When one thinks about it, there’s a good explanation why millions of Donald Trump supporters cannot acknowledge that scarcely a day goes by when he doesn’t disgrace the office he now holds. Were they to acknowledge that disgrace, it would call into question their faulty judgment, and they simply cannot tolerate that thought. Only when

  • GSA surges in 4th to win Northern Maine title

    GSA surges in 4th to win Northern Maine title

    BANGOR — With a 26-point effort from junior guard Taylor Schildroth and 15 rebounds and 12 blocked shots by junior center Max Mattson, the George Stevens Academy boys’ basketball team finally broke open a seesaw game in the fourth quarter and downed Fort Fairfield 59-45 for the Class C North title Saturday at the Cross

  • GSA girls fall to Dexter in Class C North title game

    GSA girls fall to Dexter in Class C North title game

    BANGOR — Faced with the toughest defense they saw all season, the George Stevens Academy girls came up three points short in their bid for the Class C championship game Saturday night at the Cross Insurance Center. The swarming defense of the Dexter Tigers prevented the second-seeded Eagles from mounting any consistent offensive flow, limiting them

  • The new news: Fluff, sensation and gossip

    By Hugh Bowden Do you sometimes wonder what’s wrong with much of the national news media — and the American public it purports to serve? Maybe this sums it up: The following headline came across our Internet news feed on a recent Saturday night: “Amber and Johnny’s divorce explodes: Everything you need to know.” We

  • Man of many hats releases one beautiful CD

    Man of many hats releases one beautiful CD

    Sometimes classical, sometimes bluesy, sometimes jazzy and always exquisitely beautiful. That’s the original music produced by pianist Scott Cleveland of Brooklin on his new recording titled “Short Pieces for Solo Piano.” Cleveland graduated in 1976 from the prestigious Berklee School of Music in Boston, which can boast alumni who collectively have won more than 250

  • Educator, coach and sports lover “Tug” White dies at 80

    Educator, coach and sports lover “Tug” White dies at 80

    ELLSWORTH — When Harold White Jr. died peacefully at his home here Saturday at the age of 80, Ellsworth lost a man who made his mark on local education and had a lifetime love for and involvement in local sports. Known to most friends and acquaintances simply as “Tug,” he attended Ellsworth High School and