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A hiker photographs the New Year’s Day from atop Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park.

Boy Scouts to greet New Year atop Cadillac Mountain

By Greg Westrich on Dec. 26, 2012, at 9:37 a.m.
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Jane Thibodeau, owner of Jane’s Catering in Old Town, has been in business for over 17 years. Thibodeau specializes in weddings and special events. The butter cookies with almond that she is pictured with are decorated with white chocolate and a glaze.

Food is love for this Old Town caterer

By Debra Bell, Of the Weekly Staff on Dec. 26, 2012, at 9:34 a.m.
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Soon after Army Maj. Stephen Decatur Carpenter was buried at Mount Hope Cemetery, Bangor residents started a fundraising campaign to build a Soldiers’ Monument honoring all Bangor men lost during the Civil War. The monument was dedicated at Carpenter’s burial site on June 17, 1864. Seventeen years later, his relatives had him relocated to a grave beside his young son’s.

‘Major’ disasters bring the war ‘home’ to Bangor during the 1862 holiday season

By Brian Swartz, Of the Weekly Staff on Dec. 26, 2012, at 9:31 a.m.
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Famous for the sculptures that he later commissioned, Luther Peirce of Bangor served in a Maine infantry regiment during the Civil War. His sword and other local war-related memorabilia will be displayed at the Bangor Public Library upon the opening of the Civil War 150 traveling exhibition in summer 2014. The library was recently awarded a $1,000 grant to help bring the national exhibition to Bangor.

Bangor library receives grant for national exhibit

By Brian Swartz, Of the Weekly Staff on Dec. 26, 2012, at 9:23 a.m.
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Stan Maiden

$37 took young sailor west

By Stan Maiden on Nov. 08, 2012, at 3:57 p.m.
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Skype helped Islesboro veteran “attend” his battalion’s reunion

By Philo Hutcheson on Nov. 08, 2012, at 3:51 p.m.
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Paul Lucey of Orono is a retired Marine aviator.

Little Boy and Fat Man

By Paul Lucey on Nov. 08, 2012, at 3:49 p.m.
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When Kevin Perry was stationed with a Marine contingent in Beirut, Lebanon in autumn 1983, the Marines lived in this headquarters near the international airport. An assignment to guard the American embassy in Beirut took Perry away from the Marine headquarters on the fateful morning of Oct. 23, 1983.

Marine heard the big explosion

By Kevin Perry on Nov. 08, 2012, at 3:45 p.m.
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Maine Marine loved his country

By Zimmerman Family on Nov. 08, 2012, at 3:41 p.m.
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Harlan Gardner of Marshfield flew in a Grumman TBF Avenger similar to this restored model.

Aviator flew in the Pacific

By Harlan Gardner on Nov. 08, 2012, at 3:38 p.m.
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Retired Winter Harbor lobsterman Douglas Torrey holds the "Ike" jacket that he was issued in 1946 as a member of the 1st Infantry Division.

Post-war soldier spent almost a year in Allied-occupied Germany

By Mary Lou Weaver on Nov. 08, 2012, at 3:33 p.m.
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All smiles after completing his 35th and final bombing mission against Nazi Germany, Wayne Dennison poses beside his ball turret in mid-June 1944.

B-17 ball-turret gunner had a bird’s-eye view of World War II aerial warefare

By Brian Swartz, Special Sections Editor on Nov. 08, 2012, at 3:29 p.m.
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Out of fuel, out of time, pilot hits the silk somewhere over China

By Alfred Cormier on Nov. 08, 2012, at 3:26 p.m.
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In autumn 1964 Jim Mabry was flying on a KC-97 Stratotanker similar to this aircraft on a mission from Bangor to Puerto Rico. The Bermuda Triangle almost claimed the plane during its return flight.

Bermuda Triangle almost claimed Bangor-based tanker and crew

By Jim Mabry on Nov. 08, 2012, at 3:20 p.m.
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Brooks sailor bumped into his brother on a Honolulu street|

By Frank L. Reynolds on Nov. 08, 2012, at 3:11 p.m.
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Pilot trainee Richard Gay boards a T-6 Texan at Columbus Air Force Base, Miss. in 1954.

Air Force pilot from Maine served with the NSA and the CIA

By Richard Gay on Nov. 08, 2012, at 3:08 p.m.
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Walter Cummings remembers a B-25 Mitchell nicknamed the "Outhouse Mouse/" The bomber was similar to this one flying over California.

T.J. Baker safely brought home the “Outhouse Mouse”

By Walter Cummings on Nov. 08, 2012, at 3:04 p.m.
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PAO told soldiers’ stories from 1991 Iraq|

By Doug Curtis Jr. on Nov. 08, 2012, at 2:58 p.m.
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Insurgent attacks were the norm for soldiers patrolling in Iraq

By Darren Ripley on Nov. 08, 2012, at 2:56 p.m.
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Robert M. Files was a naval gunfire liaison officer who "spotted" artillery fire for Army troops in southern France.

Sailor fumbles with pistol as German soldiers tries to surrender

By Robert M. Files on Nov. 08, 2012, at 2:53 p.m.