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The wool-like waxy filaments lining the underside of this hemlock branch contain maturing hemlock woolly adelgids, an inspect pest gradually extending its range along the Maine coast.

Predatory insect threatens hemlock trees in Maine

By Dale McGarrigle, Special Sections Writer on Oct. 25, 2012, at 2:29 p.m.
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Mike Brasslett is the owner of Quality Saw and Supply, located in West Enfield. The company sells and services saw blades, large diameter knives, grounding knives, and other items used in the forest-products industry.

Quality Saw: A sharp focus on wood

By Debra Bell, Special Sections Writer on Oct. 25, 2012, at 2:16 p.m.
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Stanley McDevitt (left) is the chief mechanic for Eliott Jordan & Son of Waltham. His son, Justin McDevitt (right), also works in the shop as a mechanic.

Keep the equipment running

By Brian Swartz, Special Sections Editor on Oct. 25, 2012, at 11:59 a.m.
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Adam Peters of Lee has worked 12 years for Chester-based Treeline Inc. At a harvest site in Orneville, he used a 2003 Serco 270 log loader to load tree-length logs onto truck trailers.

The woods are where he wants to be

By Brian Swartz, Special Sections Editor on Oct. 25, 2012, at 11:51 a.m.
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Arthur LaPlante of Howland has worked 18 years for Chester-based Treeline Inc. On this particular day, he waits as crane operator Adam Peters loads LaPlante's 1999 Freightliner with high-grade logs being sent to Chester

Log truck often faces a long haul

By Brian Swartz, Special Sections Editor on Oct. 25, 2012, at 11:48 a.m.
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Lincoln Paper & Tissue manufactures pulp, paper, and tissue at a large complex on Mattanawcook Stream in Lincoln. Investors purchased and restarted the mill after its 2004 closure; today the company employs almost 400 people.

Lincoln company makes paper and tissue products

By Brian Swartz, Special Sections Editor on Oct. 25, 2012, at 11:43 a.m.
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Duane Jordan stands beside a loaded log truck parked in the yard of his Waltham-based company, Elliott Jordan & Son. The company was started by Jordan's grandfather and then owned by his father, Marshal, before he took the reins in the 1980s.

Contractor has logging in his veins

By Brian Swartz, Special Sections Editor on Oct. 25, 2012, at 8:36 a.m.
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Dallas Tonsager, Under Secretary for Rural Development (right), talks to George Soffron the president and CEO of Corith Wood Pellets company in February 2012.  Under Secretary Tonsager was visiting Maine to meet with pellet maufacturers in the state and to discuss issues that concern the industry and about the energy future of Maine.

Demand for home-grown fuel spurs industry

By Sheila Grant on Oct. 25, 2012, at 8:29 a.m.
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Bob Bethune of Howland steers a 2006 Western Star towing a Stairs Log Trailer as he approaches a Treeline Inc. harvesting operation in Orneville. Bethune is the operations manager for Treeline.

Mechanical problems are all in a day’s work in the Maine woods

By Brian Swartz, Special Sections Editor on Oct. 25, 2012, at 8:25 a.m.
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Brian Mack of Howland sits at the controls of a John Deere 753 feller-buncher equipped with a 22-inch Gilbert cutting head. He is cutting trees for Treeline Inc. at an Orville harvest site.

On the job by 4 a.m.

By Brian Swartz, Special Sections Editor on Oct. 25, 2012, at 8:23 a.m.
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Northeast Shrine Association Field Days set for Sept. 14-15 in Bangor

By Brian Swartz, Custom Publications Editor on Sept. 07, 2012, at 1:20 p.m.
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The Shriners Hospital for Children in Springfield, Mass. treats children with orthopedic and neuromusculoskeletal disorders and cleft lips and palates.

Shriners Hospitals for Children offer highest quality medical care

By Contributed Article on Sept. 07, 2012, at 10:37 a.m.
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Anthony “Tony” Bowers

Anah Shrine potentate is the the Northeast Shrine Association president

By Brian Swartz, Custom Publications Editor on Sept. 07, 2012, at 10:30 a.m.
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After undergoing surgery at age 23 months at the Shriners Hospital for Children in Springfield, Mass., 16-year-old Mariah Ross of Liberty has received at least 12 prosthetic legs designed, built and fitted by technicians at the hospital. Mariah is a junior at Mount View High School in Thorndike, where she is a varsity cheerleader. According to her mother, Nicole Ross, the Shrine has paid for all of Mariah’s medical care and also covered many travel expenses related to that care.

Mariah Ross leads an active life with prosthetic leg provided by Shrine hospital

By Brian Swartz, Custom Publications Editor on Sept. 07, 2012, at 10:17 a.m.
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Held by his father, Derrick Chandler, 2-year-old Peyton Chandler of Mapleton would rather be playing as he poses with his mother, Janie Chandler, and his 5-year-old brother, Ryder. Born with a cleft lip and palate, Peyton has been treated at the Shriners Hospital for Children in Springfield, Mass. since he was 6 weeks old.

Team of Shrine hospital specialists is dedicated to the medical care of 2-year-old Peyton Chandler

By Brian Swartz, Custom Publications Editor on Sept. 07, 2012, at 10:03 a.m.
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Jenna Colson, 7, of Birch Harbor poses with her collection of prosthetic legs, including one in her hands from when she was a baby. Colson was three months old when she had her leg amputated because of a medical condition. She was sponsored by a Shriner and was able to utilize the Shrine hospital where she continues to receive medical care for no out-of-pocket cost.

Birch Harbor girl enjoys an active life due to the Shriners Hospital

By Debra Bell, Custom Publications Writer on Sept. 07, 2012, at 9:58 a.m.
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An old barn has stood on a hill alongside Route 1A in Winterport for some 150 years. This classic view of the barn does not reveal its significant structural deterioration; however, a Texas couple has purchased the farm and has started restoring the barn.

Texas businessman gives new life to old Winterport barn

By Dale McGarrigle, Of the Weekly Staff on Sept. 07, 2012, at 9:48 a.m.
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Kyle McKim of Trenton was born with a genetic disorder that left him without a tibia in his left leg. His parents, Tony (left) and Wendy McKim, took Kyle to the Shriners Hospital for Children in Springfield, Mass., where doctors amputated his left leg when he was 1 year old. As Kyle grew, Shrine hospital specialists fitted him for prosthetic legs, and he started playing basketball when in the third grade. Kyle also played varsity sports at Mount Desert Island High School in Bar Harbor.

Shrine medical care helped Kyle McKim overcome disability

By Brian Swartz, Custom Publications Editor on Sept. 07, 2012, at 9:44 a.m.
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When fraternal twins Brittany and Stacia Caron (second and third from left) were born in January 1993, doctors soon determined that Stacia suffered from a rare genetic disorder that affected her hands and feet. After an Anah Shriner sponsored Stacia to be evaluated at the Shriners Hospital for Children in Springfield, Mass., she was initially seen there in July 1993. The remarkable Shrine medical care that Stacia has received since then has let her enjoy a busy life at school and with her family, including her father and mother, Steve and Bobbie-Jo Caron, and her younger sister, Madalyn. The family recently posed with Stacia’s black-and-white paint, C-J.

Shriners Hospital for Children staff became like family for Stacia Caron

By Brian Swartz, Custom Publications Editor on Sept. 07, 2012, at 9:37 a.m.
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Craig Clifford of Haynesville joined the Anah Shrine in 1994, some 27 years after an initial surgery on his legs at the Shriners Hospital for Children in Springfield, Mass. The Shrine-provided medical care allowed Clifford to walk with crutches rather than be confined to a wheelchair. Today he drives the ramp truck for the Anah Go Karts and manages the Northern Division terminal for Magoon's Transportation and Energy.

Shrine hospital care kept Craig Clifford out of a wheelchair

By Brian Swartz, Custom Publications Editor on Sept. 07, 2012, at 9:31 a.m.