Longtime Bangor Daily News Correspondent Don Larrabee Dies at 93

Former Washington correspondent Don Larrabee, who wrote for the Bangor Daily News and Gannett’s Maine newspapers, had a long and storied career that included witnessing Maine Sen. Margaret Chase Smith’s 1950 “Declaration of Conscience” speech attacking demagogue Joe McCarthy.

Larrabee, 93, a Portland native who died Tuesday in the District of Columbia, is remembered as a dedicated reporter who for three decades kept Maine informed about what was happening on Capitol Hill.

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