Brian Feulner

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Paying dues through the ReFinement program

By Brian Feulner on Feb. 28, 2014, at 5:46 p.m.
The ReFinement program allows people convicted of crimes to pay fines back through community service. Every year in Maine people convicted of crimes are unable to pay the fines imposed as part of their sentences. A law passed last year allows judges to order people who are unable to pay …

Report looks at UMS building space usage

By Brian Feulner on Feb. 24, 2014, at 1:58 p.m.
A report presented to the UMS finance committee says the UMS needs to reduce the size of its building infrastructure by 1.4 million square feet or increase its student population size to stay on par with other peer institutions.

Bangor area eighth-graders go school shopping

By Brian Feulner on Feb. 14, 2014, at 2:20 p.m.
Eighth-graders from districts with school choice visited Brewer High School for Step Up Day and are in the process of shopping around for high schools. With each student comes tuition money from that student’s town.

Snowstorm drops several inches throughout Bangor area

By Brian Feulner on Feb. 14, 2014, at 11:47 a.m.
Streets in Bangor were covered with slush and pools of water Friday morning after a storm brought several inches of snow. More snow is predicted for Saturday evening, according to the National Weather Service.

Teams of zombies, grim reapers and Elvis take to tobogganing

By Brian Feulner on Feb. 08, 2014, at 7:58 p.m.
The 24th Annual US National Toboggan Championships took place this weekend at the Camden Snow Bowl in Camden, Maine. 425 teams made their way down the 400-foot long chute to Hosmer Pond. Some dressed as Elvis and some as zombies, among other costumed curiosities.
Fire crews from Bangor, Brewer and Orono battle the stubborn fire at the former Masonic Block on Main Street in Bangor in this January 16, 2004 photo. Crews began to tear down the building later in the evening to prevent an uncontrolled collapse of the unstable structure.

Ice and fire: 10 years since historic blaze that destroyed Masonic Hall

By Brian Feulner on Jan. 31, 2014, at 12 p.m.
A decade ago, on January 15, 2004 a fire burned Bangor’s historic 1870 Masonic Hall building on Main Street to the ground. No one lived in the building, but three businesses were destroyed. Bangor Daily News photographers Stephen M. Katz, John Clarke Russ, and Kevin Bennett photographed the fire and …

The future is uncertain for the BIA Troop Greeters

By Brian Feulner on Jan. 24, 2014, at 3:18 p.m.
What does the future hold for the future of the Bangor International Airport’s Troop Greeters?

Roving Stud Mill Road

By Brian Feulner on Jan. 22, 2014, at 11:24 a.m.
Brian took the Red Rover on a wintry ride around a Stud Mill Road loop. The half-day trip started in Milford on County Road that connects with Stud Mill Road. After getting a little lost, he crawled his way down Alligator Lake Road, a connecting roadway between Stud Mill Road …
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Lost and found on Stud Mill Road

on Jan. 22, 2014, at 10:52 a.m.
Saturday afternoon I hopped in the Rover and headed for Stud Mill Road. I planned on making the a loop from Milford heading east on one of Maine’s longest logging highways and turning off down Alligator Lake Road which connects with the Airline Road (Rt. 9). My only fear was …
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Land Rover Ambassdor retraces deadly South Pole Scott expedition

on Jan. 19, 2014, at 9:56 a.m.
Land Rover Ambassador Ben Saunders and Tarka L’Herpiniere have reached the turning point in their journey to recreate Captain Robert Falcon Scott’s 1911 fatal journey to the South Pole. The team is now on the return leg of the trip, the same leg that is presumed to have led to Scott death, …
Ice buildup on the Penobscot River has brought out the Coast Guard Ice Cutter and potential for flooding in Friday in Bangor.

Massive ice chunks float down Kenduskeag as Bangor braces for possible flooding

By Brian Feulner and John Holyoke on Jan. 17, 2014, at 4:07 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Huge chunks of ice rose up the side of the Kenduskeag Stream at high tide Friday. Streets and parking lots surrounding the Kenduskeag Plaza area were closed by the city. Dale Hustus, the building manager at Merchants Plaza in Bangor, looked down at the ice on a …
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My door won’t shut! Thank god for seat belts.

on Jan. 16, 2014, at 4:40 p.m.
“You didn’t buy a car, you bought an erector set without any instructions.” – John Holyoke. After coming back from a photo assignment, I threw my gear in the back of the Rover and the door wouldn’t shut. The locking mechanism is already locked in the correct position. Which, unlike …
Cars pass over the Joshua Chamberlain Bridge through a thick fog that covered the Penobscot River and waterfront Tuesday afternoon in Bangor. According to, Bangor will see a break from the clouds on Wednesday and temperatures in the low 40s.

Eerie afternoon fog covers Penobscot River, waterfront in Bangor

By Brian Feulner on Jan. 15, 2014, at 5:42 a.m.
A thick fog covered the Penobscot River and the waterfront Tuesday afternoon in Bangor. According to, Bangor will see a break from the clouds on Wednesday and temperatures in the low 40s. The remainder of the week through the weekend will be mostly cloudy and in the mid to …
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Die salt die, a temporary fix to clean the rover

on Jan. 14, 2014, at 9:45 a.m.
When I bought my house in July 2013 I looked over one highly important utility that I think is vastly important in Maine. A water spigot in the garage, or at least near the driveway. Maine’s salt-covered roads during icy winters make this a highly desirable homeowner commodity. So the …
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Recalled: Airbag Issue

on Jan. 03, 2014, at 3:06 p.m.
        With all the good news, there had to be some sort of speed bump… NBC News and other news organizations are reporting that Land Rover is recalling thousands of 2013 and 2014 Range Rovers due to an “Airbag connectivity issue”. The recall will be fully announced by …
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Warm garage dreams

on Jan. 03, 2014, at 2:03 p.m.
The garage is ice cold and my car never thaws out. My thermometer read 10 below Thursday night, the coldest I recall since I’ve moved to Maine. The temperatures for weeks prior haven’t been much warmer than 20, putting a “freeze” on my Rover repair progress. In lieu of the …

Probate court creates electronic case filing system

By Brian Feulner on Dec. 25, 2013, at 2 p.m.
The Probate Court in Penobscot County is one of three in the state that is part of a pilot project to create an electronic case filing system in state courts.
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Fortune describes Land Rover popularity as “Renaissance”

on Dec. 24, 2013, at 12:38 a.m.
Here’s a nice, and quick, retrospective on Land Rovers recent popularity shift by Fortune Magazine. Or as the author puts it, “the remarkable renaissance of Land Rover.” I don’t think I’ve heard the word “renaissance” used to describe anything related to the car industry in a long time. I’ll take …
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The best drive of my life

on Dec. 23, 2013, at 6 a.m.
On Sunday December 15, 2013 at around 3 p.m. I had the best drive of my life. It all started on Friday at 3:18 p.m. when my daughter was born at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital from the Maine Coast Woman Care Midwives in Ellsworth, Maine. A midwifery, I should add, …
ced-over cross-country skiing tracks pass through the Bangor Municipal Golf Course on Saturday evening after meteorologists predicted up to three-quarters of an inch of ice accumulation late Saturday into Sunday.

Bangor glazed in ice

By Brian Feulner on Dec. 22, 2013, at 4:48 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Rain came down as mist at the Bangor Municipal Golf Course on Saturday evening and the now frozen trees made crackling noises as a light wind blew during the storm. A popular city recreational area, the course was criss-crossed with ski grooves and snowshoe post-holes, now frozen …
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