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Use the proper techniques while shoveling snow this winter to avoid a back injury.

Proper back care is important

By Carol Lane, PT on Jan. 16, 2013, at 9:15 a.m.
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Bangor Courts cases Dec. 17, 2012 – Dec. 21, 2012

on Jan. 16, 2013, at 9:02 a.m.
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During a recent "Touch-A-Truck" event held at the Cole Land Transportation Museum in Bangor, visitors examine the Tucker Groomer belonging to the Penobscot Snowmobile Club in Hermon.

Maintenace crews hit the trails before the snowsledders do

By Brian Swartz, Of the Weekly Staff on Dec. 26, 2012, at 10:14 a.m.
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Dr. Phillip Goldthwait will soon open the Mainely Eyes optical center in the former Pearle Vision space at the Bangor Mall.

Bangor optometrist plans new vision center

By Dale McGarrigle, Of the Weekly Staff on Dec. 26, 2012, at 10:05 a.m.
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In March 2013, 11 University of Maine nursing students will put their nursing skills to practice when they travel to Belize.
Back row (from left): Ciara Gordon-Magro, Nilda Cravens, Joshua Hughes, Aaron Cyr, Alexandra Libby, Allie Collias, Shannon Gusmini, and Melissa McGary; Middle row (from left): Casey Shalkowski, and Sarah Pressley; Front row (from left): Pam Shimmel, Paige Pendarvis, Jennifer Pittis, and Rebecca Stanton.

UMaine nursing students set eyes on Belize

By Debra Bell, Of the Weekly Staff on Dec. 26, 2012, at 9:41 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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Photo courtesy of Bangor Public Library
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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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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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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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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The new bronze sculpture of a galloping bronco is near the entrance to the new Hampden Academy. Sculptor Forest Hart involved SAD 22 students in the sculpting process and paid for the endeavor with the sale of desktop replicas, making this bronco a true community project. The bronco echoes the original sculpture of a rearing bronco that has sat in front of the old Hampden Academy since 1992.

School officials honored at Hampden Academy dedication

By David M. Fitzpatrick, Of the Weekly Staff on Sept. 07, 2012, at 9:25 a.m.
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Concept drawing of the proposed remodeling of Brewer High School

Brewer voters to decide on $5.4 million of interest-free federal bond

By David M. Fitzpatrick, Of the Weekly Staff on Sept. 07, 2012, at 9:16 a.m.
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The Fairfield-based Sheridan Corp. has finished building a new $18 million hangar at the Bangor Air National Guard Base. Named Building 499, this hangar will replace the base’s existing hangar.

New hangar replaces Building 496 at Bangor Air Guard Base

By Brian Swartz, Of the Weekly Staff on Aug. 08, 2012, at 3:40 p.m.