Articles from Bangor Daily News

‘Wake-up call’: 9/11 prompted some to move away to new lives

NEW YORK — On 9/11, Stephen Feuerman saw the World Trade Center aflame through the window of his Empire State Building office and watched, transfixed, as a second fireball burst from the twin towers.

He ran through the 78th floor urging everyone to get out, thinking their skyscraper could be next. With transit hubs shut down, he couldn’t get home to his family in suburban Westchester for hours. Among the dead were someone he knew from college and people he recognized from his commuter train.

Underdog UMaine savors come-from-behind win against Western Kentucky

Sterling Sheffield has a dentist appointment on Tuesday.

The University of Maine’s senior linebacker had one of his bottom front teeth knocked out during Saturday’s 31-28 upset victory over Football Bowl Subdivision team Western Kentucky.

He actually found the tooth but it couldn’t be restored.

Blaine House hopefuls use first public forum to share their visions of life after LePage

LEWISTON, Maine — It was Gov. Paul LePage — not any of the four candidates running to replace him — who drew the only sparing criticisms that came during the first public forum of the 2018 governor’s race before a business group on Monday.

The lightly moderated, hourlong session gave the Blaine House hopefuls few opportunities to joust and lots to agree. At different points, Republican nominee Shawn Moody, the founder of an eponymous collision center chain, won praise from his three opponents for his work with young employees.

Former Bangor High star, Boston College football captain Paul McCarty dies

Paul McCarty, considered by many to be one of the best athletes ever to play at Bangor High School, has died at the age of 59 in Delray, Florida.

Pete McCarty, Paul’s older brother, said Paul was found dead Monday. He said his brother had health issues and died of natural causes.

“He was always out there trying to help somebody else,” said Peter McCarty, who explained that Paul was working in drug prevention care at the time of his death.

Peter called Paul “a great brother.”

Old Town sex offenders plead guilty to child pornography charges

Two Old Town men on the Maine sex offender registry pleaded guilty Monday in U.S. District Court in Bangor to child pornography charges for a second time in 13 years, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Patrick James Monahan 52, and Kenneth McLay, 46, will continue to be held without bail. Sentencing dates have not been set.

Watch Maine candidates for governor debate

Four candidates who seek to succeed term-limited Republican Gov. Paul LePage are participating in a forum in Lewiston.

Republican Shawn Moody, Democrat Janet Mills and independents Alan Caron and Terry Hayes agreed to answer questions about Maine’s economy at the forum sponsored by the Lewiston Auburn Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce. Watch the event here:

Caribou welcomes BikeMaine during special ‘Sunday on Sweden’ festival

CARIBOU, Maine — The City of Caribou has had no shortage of events and festivals this summer, and capped off its Sweden Street celebrations with a special “Sunday on Sweden” to coincide with BikeMaine’s trek through the state’s largest county.

The Sept. 8-15 cycling extravaganza involves 450 riders traveling through Presque Isle, Caribou, Madawaska, Fort Kent, and St. Agatha, with the vast majority setting up tents and camping outdoors.

Brother of downed pilot asks hunters to look for wreckage

HOULTON, Maine — A Bangor man is seeking the assistance of hunters this fall in an effort to help solve a family mystery.

Jerome Hogan said on Wednesday that he is asking hunters and hikers out in the woods to keep an eye out for the remains of his brother, Lewis “Billy” Hogan Jr., or his airplane.

Lewis Hogan, who was a Houlton-based pilot, disappeared 46 years ago while flying on a stormy morning.