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Maine at War
Shoshone Indians stand amidst the skin teepees (or "lodges") they have erected at a camp somewhere in the Rockie Mountains circa 1860-1870. William Farnham of Bangor marched with California infantrymen in late January 1863 to attack a similar Shoshone camp along the Bear River in Washington Territory. In a letter to his parents, Farnham compared the battle to fighting Confederate troops back east.

Soldier from Bangor battled Shoshones instead of Confederates

By Brian Swartz, Special Sections Editor on March 12, 2013, at 2:17 p.m.

Husson College announces its dean’s list for fall 2012 semester

on Feb. 12, 2013, at 2:50 p.m.
Custom Publication of the Bangor Daily News
Paul Zebiak, the owner of Maritime International in downtown Bangor, displays the "Grand Army Glutton" medal won by Frederick Stackpole of Kenduskeag on Jan. 23, 1879. The steel-alloy medal is 6 inches in diameter and weighs 95.04 ounces.

Six-pound medal adorned neck of champion bean-eater

By Brian Swartz, Of the Weekly Staff on Jan. 29, 2013, at 3:23 p.m.
Custom Publication of the Bangor Daily News
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.
Custom Publication of the Bangor Daily News
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.

Is your business Internet savvy?

By Tom Hutchison on Oct. 21, 2011, at 2:35 p.m.

Self-employment can provide a path from welfare to self-support

By Wendy Rose on Sept. 29, 2011, at 5:52 p.m.

Looking for growth in Maine’s agricultural economy

By Stephanie Welcomer on Sept. 23, 2011, at 5:45 p.m.

Cooperation brings Maine manufacturing success

By Michael W. Aube on Sept. 22, 2011, at 4:23 p.m.
Nancy Forster-Holt, Ph. D., C.M.A., Assistant Professor and Executive Director, Entrepreneurship and Executive Education, Husson University.

The entrepreneur in all of us

By Nancy Forster-Holt on Sept. 16, 2011, at 1:37 p.m.
Jenn Dobransky

Take this job and love it — The island business

By Jenn Dobransky on Sept. 15, 2011, at 5:41 p.m.
University of Maine at Orono

Cut out-of-state tuition to spur economic growth

By Joseph McDonnell on Sept. 09, 2011, at 9:14 p.m.
North Dakota recognized that half-empty classrooms were like vacancies in hotel rooms.

Play the cards you’re dealt or up the ante, with higher ed

By John F. Mahon on Sept. 02, 2011, at 9:17 p.m.

Breaking new ground: Women in construction

By Eloise Vitelli on Sept. 01, 2011, at 5:31 p.m.

If a crisis comes, is your business ready?

By Ronald A. Nykiel on Aug. 26, 2011, at 5:21 p.m.

Plan for the unexpected with the right legal documents

By Brent R. Slater on Aug. 22, 2011, at 5:30 p.m.

Is Maine developing a work force for its future?

By Joseph McDonnell on Aug. 12, 2011, at 1:33 p.m.

Tourism: The motor of diversity and prosperity

By Ronald A. Nykiel on July 22, 2011, at 5:38 p.m.

Where ‘running government like a business’ works — and doesn’t

By James Shaffer on July 15, 2011, at 6:07 p.m.

Passing on your assets can be matter of trust

By Brent R. Slater on July 11, 2011, at 8:29 p.m.