Pearson joins Observer news staff

Corinna native William “Bill” Pearson has been hired as a staff reporter for the Piscataquis Observer, covering county government, Dexter, Guilford, Sangerville and School Administrative Districts 4 and 46 as a general assignment reporter.
He comes to the Dover-Foxcroft-based weekly after two years as a reporter for the Sebasticook Valley Weekly where he covered Newport, Dexter and the local school boards.
“My ambition is to work and live in the Penquis Valley as a newspaper reporter. I have strong roots in the community which is a major asset in developing sources for news and sports,” said Pearson.
Pearson, 43, has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Maine at Orono and attended the Young Writer’s Conference sponsored by the Hartford Courant in 1997.
A 1984 Nokomis Regional High School graduate, he has also reported for the Calais Advertiser and WDME radio.
“The Piscataquis Observer has an excellent reputation and my experience, education and writing ability make me an ideal fit,” Pearson said.
Pearson joins veteran reporter Stu Hedstrom at the newspaper to cover news and sports in the Penquis region.