Andrew Birden

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Andrew Birden, Fort Kent, Maine :: founded Fiddlehead Focus, an online newspaper covering the St. John Valley in Maine and parts of New Brunswick, Canada. He sold The Fiddlehead Focus to the Bangor Daily News and now works as general manager of Northeast Publishing, which publishes five local print newspapers, and continues the Fiddlehead Focus as an online news feed. He is married to Sofia Birden (’87, ’97 M.S.) and is the son-in-law of Sharon M. Johnson (’60, ’87 M.S.). Sofia works as associate director of Blake Library for the University of Maine at Fort Kent, where Sharon retired as dean of information services.