BANGOR (AP) – The Bangor Daily News says 43,000 mid-coastal Maine residents and businesses will receive its new free weekly newspaper beginning May 21.

The Midcoast Beacon is patterned after a Bangor-area paper called The Weekly, which the News has published for seven years.

The Midcoast Beacon will be mailed free to every household in Waldo and Knox counties, as well as Waldoboro in Lincoln County. It will also have an online component.

Bangor Daily News Executive Editor Mark Woodward says The Midcoast Beacon is designed to reach a broad audience in a targeted geographic area.

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