Drivers urged to slow down near buses amid commuter complaints

BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) --- The Bangor Police Department says bus commuters in the city have been expressing concerns about their safety while getting off of Community Connector buses.

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The police department says it has been receiving complaints about people driving too fast while the Community Connector buses are making stops. Many riders say that's especially nerve wracking while they are trying to cross busier streets like Union Street in Bangor or spots where there is no traffic signal.

City officials say they want to remind drivers to take it slow when passing a bus that's dropping people off. Unlike a school bus you don't need to come to a complete stop. Still they say that's no reason to act careless.

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Study shows Waterfront Concerts bring in millions

BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- For the last three summers the Waterfront Concerts in Bangor have drawn tens of thousands to the area. On Monday, a University of Maine professor released a study showing the benefits to the local economy.

Since the first concert held in 2010 there have been a total of 41 shows with names like Lynard Skynard, Jason Aldean and Journey to name a few. Total attendance at all those events exceeded over 200,000 people.

University of Maine Economics Professor, Todd Gabe, recently conducted a study to find out how much of an economic impact those concert goers had. What he discovered was that more than $30 million in revenue was brought in.

"You have the impacts at the sight itself, but then you also have surrounding hotels, restaurants," said Gabe.

UMaine Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Training Offered in Bangor

Enrollment is now open for the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteer training in Penobscot county.  UMaine Extension Horticulturist, Kate Garland will collaborate with experts from around the state to present a 13 week course on sustainable horticulture topics including:  botany, plant propagation, soils, composting, landscape design, pesticide safety, insects and plant diseases, ecology, plant selection, and more.  All meetings will take place on Tuesday evenings 5-8:15 beginning in March, with the exception of one Saturday morning session on March 16th.   

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Free Seasonal Flu Vaccinations Available

Free Seasonal Flu Vaccinations Available

CHANS Home Health Care and Mid Coast Health Services are offering an additional free seasonal flu vaccination clinic in response to community inquiry and the Maine Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) report that there is widespread influenza activity in Maine.

The clinic will be held Friday, January 18, from 9 am-12 pm and then again from 4-6 pm, at the

A Conversation With a Stranger

A Conversation With a Stranger

 

A few years ago I moved out to Seattle with an old boyfriend.  A week after we arrived, I got a job bartending at a wine bar three blocks from our downtown apartment. It was swanky during the day, but cavernous at night. As far as I know, it’s still there located in the Financial District. Godart paintings of martinis stain the walls, and a wrap-around teak bar takes up the majority of the dining room. The sliders are overpriced, but to die for.

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