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Friday, 06 January 2017 12:21

‘Hidden Figures’ a perfect launch

Drama reveals some of the Space Race's unsung heroes

Published in Movies
Wednesday, 02 November 2016 12:39

Delving into history's unknown chapters

'When Churchill Slaughtered Sheep and Stalin Robbed a Bank'

Published in Style
Wednesday, 05 October 2016 11:46

Worst. President. Ever'

Book explores the less-than-stellar legacy of James Buchanan

At a time when Americans are struggling with their choices for the next President of the United States, it only makes sense to take a look back into history and remember those past leaders who haven't necessarily wrapped themselves in glory.

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ATHENS, Greece When you're trying to fathom a mangled relic of very old hi-tech, it helps to have the manufacturer's instructions.

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BANGOR - A group of New England School of Communications (NESCom) students are preserving history for generations to come.

Published in Style
Thursday, 01 August 2013 08:29

All the whistles and bells

Downeast Scenic Railroad

There ain't nothing sweeter than riding the rail.
-Tom Waits

ELLSWORTH The railroad has a long and storied history in America. It was both the backbone and lifeline of industry and commerce in many places, and it was no different in Maine. Volunteers have gone above and beyond to not only preserve this history, but ensure that future generations can actually experience rail travel for themselves with the Downeast Scenic Railway.

'[The Downeast Scenic Rail] informs people of history of the line and what its meaning has been to the community, and how it helped develop the area,' said Tom Testa, president of the Downeast Rail Heritage Preservation Trust, Inc. 'This was the link to the world.'

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Wednesday, 26 June 2013 17:06

Bangor Auditorium seat sale draws a crowd

 

BANGOR - Pieces of the old Bangor Auditorium were carted off by the truckload last week as the public lined up to buy a pair or two of the old wooden seats from one of the city's most historic landmarks that's being torn down. Scott Boucher of Bangor was lucky enough to get his hands on some.

"I'm originally from Presque Isle and I used to come down to the big city every tournament season [to watch the games]. It has such a special memory," said Boucher. "I was [also] in the Auditorium for many years as a clown for the Shrine circus."

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