9/11 Ten Years Later

Joshua Nelson, standing, makes his way along an aisle as he and his band sing a rousing African American spiritual  " Joshua FIt the Battle of Jericho" during the Gathering of Remembrance and Hope at John Bapst Memorial High School Sunday afternoon, Sept. 11, 2011. The event brought together local clergy and other residents of various faiths to remember the events shaped by the Sept. 11 attacks ten years ago.

Bangor area faith groups gather for 9/11 remembrance

By Meg Haskell on Sept. 11, 2011, at 7:58 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — It was billed, somberly, as “a gathering of remembrance and hope.” But the 10th anniversary commemoration of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, held Sunday afternoon in the auditorium of John Bapst High School, felt at times more like a gospel revival. “The way to change the world …

U.S. marks 10 years since 9/11 with prayer, solemnity

By Lesley Clark and Steven Thomma, McClatchy Newspapers on Sept. 11, 2011, at 6:33 p.m.
NEW YORK — With simple and solemn ceremony, the United States marked the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks Sunday with prayer and remembrances at the sites where thousands of Americans died on this day a decade ago. Americans of every stripe, from presidents to firefighters to …
During a recent interview in Bangor, Maj. Gen. John W. Libby, Adjutant General of the Maine National Guard, reflects on Maine's response to the 9/11 attacks.

Bangor Air National Guard base bigger, more active after 9/11

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Sept. 11, 2011, at 11:53 a.m.
The mission and scope of the Maine Air National Guard base in Bangor — the state’s only active military base and home to the 101st Air Refueling Wing — developed into something new in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. “We’re a lot more active,” MAINEics pilot …
Viewed from the Canadian side of the border, A U.S. port of entry officer carefully checks a motorist's identification at the Jackman port of entry in Sandy Bay Township on Aug. 18, 2011. Maine's border security has changed since the September 11, 2001 attacks.

For border towns, attacks changed a way of life

By Diana Bowley, Jen Lynds and Sharon Kiley Mack on Sept. 09, 2011, at 2:02 p.m.
After the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, changes at Maine’s border crossings were not subtle. More officers were added at ports of entry, inspectors became more vigilant and, in some cases, new ports were constructed. Although less visible, the division of cross-border communities is one of the long-lasting impacts of the …
One of Maine's 101st Air Refueling Wing KC-135 Stratotankers (lower left) flies with other military craft it refueled above Manhattan shortly after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

MAINEiacs scrambled to New York on 9/11

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Sept. 09, 2011, at 11:41 a.m.
A KC-135 Stratotanker — call sign Maine 85 — was preparing for a routine training exercise off the coast of Long Island on Sept. 11, 2001, when the citizen soldiers of the 101st Air Refueling Wing suddenly got a new mission. “We were told to start heading west to the …

Maine Sept. 11 anniversary events

on Sept. 08, 2011, at 10:59 p.m.
BANGOR — Gathering of Remembrance and Hope, 4 p.m. Sept. 11, John Bapst Memorial High School auditorium. Seventeen area faith communities, including Christian, Jewish and Muslim groups, organized the event, which will feature music by Kosher Gospel singer Joshua Nelson. No admission, but donations of cereal or personal care products …

Let church bells, sirens ring on 9/11, Millinocket man says

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Sept. 08, 2011, at 10:13 p.m.
MILLINOCKET, Maine — John Levesque was among a half-dozen volunteers attaching a ramp to a doorway at what was then St. Martin of Tours Roman Catholic Church when a church secretary came outside and said that an airplane had slammed into a World Trade Center tower. Several minutes later, she …
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Memories of 9/11 pour out of file folder

By Julia Bayly on Sept. 08, 2011, at 5:57 p.m.
FORT KENT, Maine — There’s an inches-thick file folder on the corner of my bureau that had been there undisturbed for close to 10 years before I flipped it open this past week. Ten years ago I was a disaster assistance employee with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and when …

Arsenic and old radios: A flood of post-9/11 funding helps Maine strengthen public health and emergency preparedness

By Meg Haskell on Sept. 08, 2011, at 5:44 p.m.
Since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, millions in federal tax dollars have flowed into Maine to improve preparedness for all manner of disasters and public health emergencies. The money has come primarily to two state agencies, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the Maine Emergency …

U.S. Department of Homeland Security: Keeping America safe or costing America too much?

By Seth Koenig on Sept. 08, 2011, at 12:13 p.m.
As the ranking member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Sen. Susan Collins’ top concern is keeping Americans safe from terrorism. As a native of Caribou, just miles from the Canadian border, she is well aware that increased security must not come at the expense of Americans’ …
Emergency workers look at the crater created when United Airlines Flight 93 crashed near Shanksville, Pa., on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001.

Houlton woman who lost brother-in-law on 9-11 urges Americans to recall Flight 93 heroes

By Julia Bayly, Special to the NEWS on Sept. 07, 2011, at 10:45 p.m.
HOULTON — Like so many Americans, Cecilia Rhoda knows exactly where she was and what she was doing when the events of Sept. 11, 2001, began to unfold. For her, it is the day 40 homegrown heroes made the ultimate sacrifice in what has come to be regarded as this …
The twin towers of the World Trade Center burn behind the Empire State Building in New York on Sept. 11, 2001.

Where were you the morning of Sept. 11, 2001?

on Aug. 25, 2011, at 9:22 p.m.
9/11: The day that changed America The terrorist attacks of 10 years ago left lasting scars on America and Maine. For many, the sights and sounds of that day are searing recollections. Where were you on Sept. 11, 2001? What are your memories of that day and those that followed? …
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