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Detectives probe how fast Porsche was going in Walker crash

By James Barragan, Samantha Schaefer and Adolfo Flores, Los Angeles Times on Dec. 02, 2013, at 7:03 a.m.
Maine at War
For raising Co. D of the 8th Maine Infantry Regiment in 1861, Henry Boyntonwas named its captain. An ambitious officer, he often criticized his superiors in the letters he wrote pushing his own promotion. Disliked by many comrades, Boynton was a colonel and the 8th Maine's commanding officer when he posed for this photograph.

Maine snow bird took a March cruise down Jacksonville way

By Brian Swartz, Special to the BDN on March 26, 2013, at 2:45 p.m.
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.
Maine at War
Black soldiers assigned to Co. E, 4th United States Colored Troops, proudly form outside a barracks. As the Army created new black regiments, many Maine officers and non-commissioned officers sought promotion to the available officers' slots. Federal law stipulated that only white officers could command black soldiers.

Reinforcements marched to assist war-weary Union veterans

By Brian Swartz, Special to the BDN on Feb. 26, 2013, at 3:01 p.m.

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

on Feb. 12, 2013, at 2:50 p.m.
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Escaping slave saw Maine soldiers standing by ‘the gates of Heaven’

By Brian Swartz, Of the Weekly Staff on Feb. 12, 2013, at 2:46 p.m.
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Maine Aero Services General Manager Ray Lane (left) and President Gene Richardson stand near a Cessna 172 Skyhawk (right) and a twin-engine Beechcraft Baron undergoing maintenance in the MAs hangar at Bangor International Airport. Maine Aero Services and the United Technologies Center are developing an FAA-certified aviation maintenance technician school that will be the only one of its kind in Maine.

Aviation maintenance school to open in Bangor

By Brian Swartz, Of the Weekly Staff on Feb. 12, 2013, at 2:38 p.m.
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Abial Hall Edwards of Casco was 20 years old and already a combat veteran when he posed for Portland photographer A.C. Lewis, likely in late 1863. Now a corporal in the 29th Maine Infantry Regiment, Edwards had developed a wartime romance-by-mail with Anna Lucinda Conant; she worked in a Lewiston textile mill.

Persistent Abial Edwards courted Anna Conant by wartime mail

By Brian Swartz, Special to the BDN on Feb. 12, 2013, at 2:23 p.m.
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Rick Charette

Grab the kids! Rick Charette’s in town at Brewer PAC on Feb. 9

By David M. Fitzpatrick, Of the Weekly Staff on Feb. 05, 2013, at 3:25 p.m.
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The Back Alley Pub has opened up the ownership of Tina Saccuto (left) and Dwayne Mcleod in the Family Fun Bowling Center, owned by Andy Meucci (center). Lori Levasseur (second from right) and John Johnson (right) are employees of the Back Alley Pub.

Back Alley Pub opens at Family Fun Bowling Center

By Brian Swartz, Of the Weekly Staff on Feb. 05, 2013, at 3:21 p.m.
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David Lunn skis in the Bangor City Forest on a recent Thursday.

Cross-country skiers enjoy the local trails

By Greg Westrich on Feb. 05, 2013, at 3:15 p.m.
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Chocolate Fest, auction to highlight 20th anniversary of Next Step Domestic Violence Project

By Ardeana Hamlin, Of the Weekly Staff on Feb. 05, 2013, at 3:12 p.m.
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After buying a house at 192 Fourteenth St. in Bangor, Renee Perron discovered that a previous owner had written the name “Warner” on a second-floor fireplace mantel. While investigating the mystery, Perron learned that her house had been built for Annie Warner, a black Bangor resident whose father, Samuel Guess, had served with the United States Army during the Civil War. He had escaped slavery in Louisiana before encountering soldiers from a Maine regiment.

Fireplace mantel revealed Bangor connection to a former slave

By Brian Swartz, Of the Weekly Staff on Feb. 05, 2013, at 2:55 p.m.
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Learn more at Senior College classes

By Carol Higgins-Taylor on Feb. 05, 2013, at 2:33 p.m.
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Todd and Jennifer Bridges opened Westside Auto Sales on Verona Island in May 2012 and moved its showroom to 161 US Route 1 in early December 2012.

Westside Auto Sales moves to new location on Verona Island

By Brian Swartz, Of the Weekly Staff on Jan. 29, 2013, at 3:44 p.m.
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At 6:55 a.m. on a bitterly cold Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, the rising sun has not quite touched the main building and new vehicles at Downeast Toyota on Wilson Street in Brewer. The thermometer hovered at -4 degrees; the wind blew a steady 10-15 miles per hour.

Wilson Street dawn

By Brian Swartz, Of the Weekly Staff on Jan. 29, 2013, at 3:34 p.m.

Tax Aide volunteers ready to assist seniors with income tax filing

By Carol Higgins-Taylor on Jan. 29, 2013, at 3:27 p.m.
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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.
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A rendering of the new Cross Insurance Center as it will appear when it’s completed this fall. It looks pretty much this way now; most of the exterior work is done, and crews are working hard on the interior.

History of the Bangor Auditorium, Part IV: The Next Generation

By David M. Fitzpatrick, Of the Weekly Staff on Jan. 29, 2013, at 3:20 p.m.

The Weekly calendar for January 24, 2013

on Jan. 22, 2013, at 4:10 p.m.