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    April Pickering, a cook at Howard Johnson in Bangor, looks at an order slip as she places breakfast orders on the counter. The greeting cards pinned to the wall were from patrons wishing the workers well. The restaurant closed after lunch service Tuesday.

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    Kathe Jewett, who has worked at the Howard Johnson restaurant in Bangor for 50 years, brings a glass of water to a patron early Tuesday morning as Judy and Dwight Ellis of Bangor enjoy breakfast.

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    Jewett adds up a customer's bill while working the breakfast shift at Howard Johnson's in Bangor.

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    From left, Eileen and Don Hillman of Milford, and Carolyn Coleman and Larry Cameron of Bangor, eat breakfast at Howard Johnson's. The closing of the Bangor restaurant means just one HoJo's remains in the country.

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    Pickering hugs long time patron Fran Kelly of Veazie as the restaurant celebrated its final day in business.

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    Jamie St. Amand, a server at Howard Johnson in Bangor, fights back tears as a regular breakfast customer leaves the restaurant for the final time,

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