Articles by David Fitzpatrick


Maine editor returns Maine author’s classic detective stories to print

By Greg Westrich, Special to The Weekly on May 25, 2012, at 2:28 p.m.
In November 1931, Dime Detective published the first of 44 Jack Cardigan stories. Author Frederick Nebel was already an established pulp writer, having cut his teeth over the previous several years at Black Mask and magazines. Along with drinking buddy Dashiell Hammett, Nebel is credited with creating the hardboiled detective …
The Maine Camping and Outdoor Recreation Guide, featuring member campgrounds of MECOA (the Maine Campground Owners Association), Maine RV dealers, and more.

Maine Camping and Outdoor Recreation Guide – MECOA 2012

on May 24, 2012, at 12:01 a.m.
The Maine Camping and Outdoor Recreation Guide, featuring member campgrounds of MECOA (the Maine Campground Owners Association), Maine RV dealers, and more.
Stories about Maine's trucking industry and its highways

On the move: Saluting Maine’s trucking industry

on May 18, 2012, at 10:24 a.m.
Stories about Maine’s trucking industry and its highways.
SBA's 2012 Maine award winners

A Salute to Small Business

on May 14, 2012, at 9:57 a.m.
The Bangor Daily News salutes the 2012 winners of the Small Business Administration’s award winners: Mike Cote, Look’s Gourmet Food, Small Business Person of the Year; Howell Laboratories, Small Business Exporter of the Year; Key4Women, Women in Business Champion; Kate & Steve Shaffer, Black Dinah Chocolatiers, Home-Based Business Champions; Harold Clossey, Sunrise County Economic Council, Financial Services Champion (for Maine and New England); Scott Robinett, Maine Small Business Development Corporation, Veteran Small Business Champion; and Patricia Rice, Bangor SCORE, Minority Small Business Champion.
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Gerald Rosenberg (left) and Craige Williamson in the lobby of Maine Coast Hand & Shoulder. The doctors are sub-specialists in a narrow field, but managed to connect in Ellsworth at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital, and have been serving Mainers from across Eastern and Northern Maine who might otherwise have gone to Portland or Boston for specialized hand and shoulder treatments.

Hand and shoulder patients benefit from MCMH’s pair of sub-specialists

By David M. Fitzpatrick, Custom Publications Writer on May 10, 2012, at 3:51 p.m.
What are the odds of two orthopedic surgeons who are sub-specialists in hand and shoulder — a sub-specialty not common around here — finding themselves as partners in a community hospital on the Maine coast? Apparently, 100 percent. After a meeting born of a suggestion on a hiking trail, Dr. …
Funeral and Estate Planning 2012

Funeral and Estate Planning 2012

on April 26, 2012, at 9:41 a.m.
Information on life planning: Medallions ensure veterans’ graves are properly identified – How we remember: A celebration of your loved one’s life – Some ideas for personal tributes – Avoiding common mistakes and misconceptions in estate planning – 10 reasons to create an estate plan now – Pre-planning: A responsibility to your family – Importance and ease of having a will
Custom Publication of the Bangor Daily News
Chris Downs begins disassembling a damaged iPhone. Downs recently landed an exclusive contract with a company called iCracked, which specializes in repairing broken and water-damaged iPhones, iPods, and iPads at half the cost of going to Apple. Downs fixes the devices the same day.

Brewer computer technician branches out into iProducts

By David M. Fitzpatrick, Of the Weekly Staff on April 25, 2012, at 11:21 a.m.
As reliable and expensive as an iPhone is, there’s a one in three chance that, within two years of purchase, you’ll need to repair it. So what do you do when your iPhone smashes on the concrete or splashes into the pool? Until recently, you’d have headed for the Apple …

Cross Insurance provides solutions for, and answers only to, its clients

By David M. Fitzpatrick, Custom Publications Writer on April 19, 2012, at 10:01 a.m.
Insurance can be daunting. For Jonathan Cross of Cross Insurance, it’s important for him to know that he has the trust and reliance of his clients. “There’s a tremendous amount of pride that goes into that, when somebody comes back and says ‘This is my home, this is my car, …
Greg Dufour is the president and CEO of Camden National Bank.

A conversation with Camden National Bank president & CEO Greg Dufour

By David M. Fitzpatrick, Custom Publications Writer on April 19, 2012, at 9:51 a.m.
The Camden National Bank home office and branch, all brilliant brick and stylish arched windows, stands prominently in downtown Camden, perched where five streets converge. The current building reflects the architecture of the original, established at that very location in 1875. Perhaps being at the same location for 137 years …
The 42nd Annual Bangor Home Show

42nd Annual Bangor Home Show

on April 18, 2012, at 1:22 p.m.
The 42nd Annual Bangor Home Show comes to the Bangor Auditorium April 20, 21, and 22. Check in this special supplement for a complete list of exhibitors, show map of the Auditorium and Civic Center, feature stories about the show, and features about participating vendors.

Profiles of Homelessness

By David M. Fitzpatrick, Of the Weekly Staff on April 11, 2012, at 4:08 p.m.
Jeff: Finding a Brand New Start Jeff was a restaurant manager for years, but after two bad seasons at a fine-dining establishment in western Maine, the restaurant abruptly closed. And Jeff’s house of cards quickly collapsed. He had to sell his home when he went bankrupt. “And then I lost …

Bangor Area Homeless Shelter: By the Numbers

By Dennis Marble on April 11, 2012, at 4:06 p.m.
Recently we have provided emergency overnight shelter to around 550 individuals per year, for a collective 12,900 nights. That’s an average stay of 23.4 nights, but if we don’t count those who only stay 1-3 nights, the average is closer to 30 nights. As we are open 24/7, our Day …

Annual Hike for the Homeless needs your help

By David M. Fitzpatrick, Of the Weekly Staff on April 11, 2012, at 4:03 p.m.
The annual Hike for the Homeless will happen on Saturday, April 28, and the Bangor Area Homeless Shelter needs your legs to get walking. Last year, 1,240 walkers participated, raising $35,000. That was down from the $45,000 raised in 2010, but Executive Director Dennis Marble was pleased for the wide …

Libraries bring awareness, services to communities

By David M. Fitzpatrick, Of the Weekly Staff on April 04, 2012, at 3:37 p.m.
Next week is National Library Week, but did you hear the news? Libraries are dead. Passé. Useless. Gone. Nobody uses them anymore. People read ebooks, they Google their research, and librarians are a dying breed. Hogwash. Last year, Maine libraries transferred 1.6 million books, audiobooks, and DVDs between them that …
"...a hub of the community."
-Debbie Lozito, Director
Edythe Dyer Community Library

Weekly Question for April 5-11

By David M. Fitzpatrick, Of the Weekly Staff on April 04, 2012, at 3:24 p.m.
Libraries are…?  
Weber calls the Spirit series the "best entry-level stationary cart gas grill on the market." This model features stainless-steel cooking grates. Its various parts carry warranties from 2 to 25 years, in contrast to the typical one-year warranty across the board for typical inexpensive big-box grills.

Headline: Grilling season is here at Dunnett’s… and everywhere

By David M. Fitzpatrick, Custom Publications Writer on March 31, 2012, at 10:05 a.m.
When you think “appliances,” you probably don’t think about grills, and you might not think “Dunnett’s.” But the store carries them — and a brand consistently rated by groups such as Consumer Reports as being the best value for the money. Weber grills are certainly an American success story. It …
Woodrow Cross, 95 (front), poses with some of his family and co-workers: his son Brent (left) and son Royce (right). Behind them is Royce's son, Jonathan.

Service, hard work, integrity: Not just words at Cross Insurance

By David M. Fitzpatrick, Custom Publications Writer on March 31, 2012, at 10:04 a.m.
What sets a business apart? Service? Hard work? Integrity? All three, if you’re Cross Insurance. But unlike companies repeating robotic mottoes, Cross Insurance practices them as a lifestyle, under the guidance of its 95-year-old founder, who ensures that his lifelong example of service, hard work, and integrity is followed. Woodrow …
Wilson Direct Connect Cell Phone Signal Booster

Headline: Cell phones getting signal boosts in rural Maine

By David M. Fitzpatrick, Custom Publications Writer on March 31, 2012, at 10 a.m.
We’ve all experienced it. You’re somewhere in Maine, probably away from the Interstate 95 corridor or the coast, and you try to make a cell-phone call. But — no bars. You drive down the road and get a bar, pull over, and make the call. The bar vanishes. You might …
Emma Westrich and Rainbow the chicken.

Chickens are a spectator sport for Bangor homeowner

By Greg Westrich, Special to The Weekly on March 28, 2012, at 11:18 a.m.
In our backyard are all the accoutrements of suburban life: an aboveground pool, a swing set, a toy-filled sandbox, a vegetable garden, patio furniture, and a henhouse. In front of the henhouse and attached hen yard are two Adirondack chairs. At our house, chickens are a spectator sport. For several …
Arts and crafts are very popular at the Center. Here, members work on clay projects. Pottery, painting, sewing, and computer classes are just some of the many other events held regularly, many of which are free (as is Center membership). Visitors come to read, play cribbage or bridge, socialize, and even put on plays.

Hammond Street Senior Center seeks to increase public awareness

By David M. Fitzpatrick, Of The Weekly Staff on March 28, 2012, at 7:48 a.m.
  What’s a 60-plus senior to do when there’s nothing to do? At the Hammond Street Senior Center, there are so many choices that its members don’t have time to get bored. Having just celebrated its 13th birthday, this free-membership organization is a senior-activity hub for the greater Bangor area. …
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