Brian Feulner

Visuals Editor


Bangor housing brings Freese’s building back to life

By Brian Feulner on Sept. 14, 2014, at 6:09 a.m.
Mike Myatt gives a tour of the new work that Bangor Housing Development Corp. started on an apartment and business renovation project in the old Freese’s building downtown.

Maine ruffed grouse get their chance for scientific study

By Brian Feulner on Sept. 11, 2014, at 7:11 p.m.
Biologists with the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and University of Maine are conducting a grouse survey at a mid-coast Maine site.
From left, Wendell Walters, Margie Peterson and Hillary Kennedy sign their names on the final steel beam to be placed in Eastern Maine Medical Center's modernization project. EMMC held a picnic and barbecue on Friday and allowed staff to autograph the beam.

EMMC staff sign final steel beams to be put in place for hospital expansion project

By Brian Feulner on Sept. 05, 2014, at 3:06 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Nurses, doctors and staff clad in blue scrubs and white overcoats signed 12-foot-long steel beams during a picnic and barbecue at Eastern Maine Medical Center’s campus on Friday in Bangor. EMMC’s staff were encouraged to autograph the final steel beams that will be hoisted in place above …

Behind the scenes of a waterfront concert

By Brian Feulner on Sept. 04, 2014, at 5:29 a.m.
A time lapse video shows the set up and tear down of the Jason Aldean concert on Sunday, August 31, 2014 concert at the Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion in Bangor, Maine.
University of Maine students move to campus Friday to start the 2014 school year.

New Black Bears invade UMaine campus on move-in day

By Brian Feulner on Aug. 29, 2014, at 4:32 p.m.
ORONO, Maine — With the help of Maine Hello, University of Maine students filled their freshman dorm rooms with televisions, small refrigerators, new blankets and other home necessities to prepare for living on campus during the 2014-15 school year. Campus streets were crowded with new students and their parents rolling …

LePage tours Shepherd’s Godparent Home in Bangor

By Brian Feulner on Aug. 25, 2014, at 7:53 p.m.
Gov. Paul LePage and First Lady Ann LePage get a tour of the Shepherd’s Godparent Home in Bangor on Monday afternoon. Director Barbara Ford toured the couple through the non-cost residential maternity home for women in crisis ages 13-28.

Dana Wilson sentenced for child porn charge

By Brian Feulner on Aug. 25, 2014, at 2:47 p.m.
Dana Wilson was sentenced at the Penobscot Judicial Center by Justice Ann Murray to 2 1/2 years with all but 9 months suspended and four years of probation.
Mark Stodolski prepares to land Destination Unknown during the 11th annual Crown of Maine Balloon Fest in Presque Isle.

Photographer captures bird’s eye view of Crown of Maine Balloon Fest

By Brian Feulner on Aug. 23, 2014, at 5:27 a.m.
Brightly colored hot air balloons painted Aroostook County skies Friday during Presque Isle’s 11th annual Crown of Maine Balloon Fest. The festival runs Aug. 21-24 and features ballooners from across the U.S. and Canada. Presque Isle photographer Dave Allen took a ride in one of the balloons to see a …

Street Pastors coming to Bangor

By Brian Feulner on Aug. 22, 2014, at 7:19 p.m.
Bangor will become the second city in the nation to implement the Street Pastors program, an inter-denominational church response to urban problems, engaging with people on the streets to care, listen and dialogue. It was pioneered in London in January 2003 by the Rev. Les Isaac, director of the Ascension …

UMaine dropout among growing trend of struggling retention rates at Maine’s public universities

By Brian Feulner on Aug. 22, 2014, at 4:14 p.m.
Lance Bradshaw, 22, dropped of the University of Maine during his first year. Bradshaw, who was studying to be an engineer, says he left because of the cost of school and feeling like he didn’t fit in. Instead he makes his living as a lobster fisherman in Stonington. Administrators at the …
Kenn Ethcoates (left) and Tim McCandless of the Sussex, New Brunswick-based Commercial Tent company work on setting up the tent that will house the Penobscot Stage during the 2014 American Folk Festival in Bangor.

Bangor Waterfront sets the stage for the 2014 American Folk Festival

By Brian Feulner on Aug. 21, 2014, at 5:31 a.m.
Workers have begun building tents and stages on the Bangor Waterfront for the 2014 American Folk Festival. The festival will run from Aug. 22-24 and features acts from around the world, bringing a kaleidoscope of cultures to Bangor. The festival is free, but there is a suggested donation of $10 …
The steamer Twilight is sunken in the foreground while the Katahdin cruises by.

See the historic Katahdin steamship over the years

By Brian Feulner on Aug. 15, 2014, at 7:02 a.m.
This August, the steamship Katahdin celebrates 100 years afloat in Moosehead Lake. According to the Moosehead Marine Museum website, the national historic landmark was launched into the north Maine waters in Aug. 20, 1914. The “Kate,” as the steamship has been called, is the last of many boats that carried …

FairPoint employees conduct informational picket

By Brian Feulner on Aug. 14, 2014, at 2:03 p.m.
FairPoint workers conducted an informational picket Tuesday morning at several locations around Maine. Unions and the company will start bargaining on Wednesday in an attempt to come to terms over disagreements in the FairPoint contracts.

From wood to waves; Old Town woodworker builds cedar surfboards

By Brian Feulner on Aug. 14, 2014, at 2:02 p.m.
By day Luke Cushman is a carpenter working long hours on MDI. By night he builds cedar surfboards in a shop adjacent to his home near Pushaw Lake in Old Town.
Luke Cushman planes the edge, or rail, of a wooden surfboard at his shop in Old Town. By day Cushman is a carpenter usually working long hours on MDI. By night he builds cedar surfboards in a shop next to his home on Pushaw Lake.

Old Town carpenter channels love of surfing into his own custom boards

By Brian Feulner on Aug. 14, 2014, at 5:33 a.m.
Luke Cushman of Old Town knows his way around a wood shop. Cushman’s father was a carpenter and passed the trade to him, and he hopes to pass woodworking on to his 13-year-old son Jonah. Cushman, who is soft-spoken and has a shy demeanor, wears a necklace made with a …

BDN staffers accept ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

By Brian Feulner on Aug. 13, 2014, at 8:25 p.m.
Erin Rhoda and Matt Stone of the Bangor Daily News editorial board accept the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Stone’s brother, Andy, put them up to the challenge during a Facebook small business event in Collinsville, Illinois.

Medical marijuana dispensary in Brewer celebrates renovations with ‘Weed Country’ guests

By Brian Feulner on Aug. 09, 2014, at 9:44 a.m.
The Wellness Connection of Maine in Brewer’s recently remodeled medical marijuana dispensary hosted Mike and Tawni Boutin, the stars of the Discovery Channel’s new series “Weed Country,” at the dispensary’s remodel debut.
 Islanders celebrated the 300th anniversary of Capt. John Smith's arrival on Monhegan in 1914 with art, music and more. Summer 2014 has lots of events planned to mark the 400th anniversary.

Visual voyage around Monhegan to celebrate 400th anniversary of island’s 1614 settlement

By Brian Feulner on Aug. 08, 2014, at 1:40 p.m.
Monhegan, the out-to-sea-island, celebrated the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Capt. John Smith to the island in 1614. Sens. Angus King and Susan Collins participated in a parade and celebration through town on the island to celebrate the artist colony’s quadricentennial. View in and around Monhegan with these Bangor …
Franklin D. Roosevelt sits on a boat off the coast of Campobello Island on June 16, 1933. The Roosevelt Campobello International Park is marking its 50th anniversary on Saturday.

Roosevelt Campobello International Park celebrates 50 years

By Brian Feulner on Aug. 06, 2014, at 5:26 p.m.
The Roosevelt Campobello International Park on Campobello Island is marking its 50th anniversary Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014. Dignitaries, from Maine’s Ed Muskie to Queen Elizabeth, have visited the park, and the island served as U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s summer retreat until his death in 1945. This is a collection …

Plane carrying second American Ebola patient stops in Bangor before heading to Atlanta

By Brian Feulner on Aug. 05, 2014, at 9:11 a.m.
A Gulfstream jet expected to carry Nancy Writebol, an American missionary who contracted Ebola while working in Africa, made a brief refueling stop at Bangor International Airport on its way to Atlanta.
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