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 …
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.
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.
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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.
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.
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 …
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.
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.
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 …
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 …
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.
By Brian Feulner on Aug. 03, 2014, at 7:27 p.m.
The number of aquaculture operations in the Bagaduce River has increased sharply in recent years, which has led to competing concerns between Penobscot residents who say it is having a negative impact and fishermen who say they need to earn a living. More than 150 people attended a recent meeting …
By Brian Feulner on Aug. 03, 2014, at 10:25 a.m.
When you think of Maine, you think of lobster. The shellfish has been synonymous with the state since the fishery took well over a century ago. For 67 years, the Maine Lobster Festival has brought thousands of pounds of lobster, parades, crate races and sea goddesses to Rockland. Here are …
By Brian Feulner on Aug. 01, 2014, at 12:11 p.m.
In its 166th year, the Bangor State Fair is one of the oldest state fairs in the country. Although the fair has changed through the decades, the rides, food and entertainment prompt nostalgia of fairs of the past. Here is a selection of archive images throughout the years of the …
By Brian Feulner on July 31, 2014, at 12:13 p.m.
Guy Armstrong of Carmel keeps his houseboat docked on the Bangor Waterfront throughout the summer months.