Don Carrigan ’69, written about as one of Maine’s most trusted journalists and broadcasters, stands in front of his home in Walpole, where he grew up. Carrigan’s 50-year career in Maine news has taken him from Portland to Bangor and everywhere in between. In 2016, Carrigan was inducted into the Maine Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame. (Johnathan Riley photo)

Characters of the County: The Trusted Voice of Don Carrigan

by Johnathan Riley for The Lincoln County News

When Don Carrigan isn’t landscaping or working in the garden of his home in Walpole where he lives with his wife, Donna, he’s maintaining the trust he’s built with Maine communities over a 50-year career on the airwaves as one of the state’s most beloved media figures.

The award-winning broadcast journalist for WCSH 6 has been broadcasting the news in Maine communities from Bangor to Portland for the last 50 years.

“You report on the life all around you,” Carrigan said, sitting at the kitchen table of his Walpole home, the same house he grew up in.

Carrigan attended grammar school at Sarah Emery School in Walpole and Lincoln Academy in Newcastle, graduating with the class of 1969.

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Originally published September 4, 2023 in The Lincoln County News. Click on the link above to read the full article.