Pride Festival in Bangor 

Bangor’s Bridge Alliance took over West Market Square Saturday for the first annual Pride Festival.The festivities marked 40 years of gay pride, but it was open to folks of all orientations.The events started Thursday with a film screening…last night, there was a special dinner and meet and greet.Saturday’s festival included local speakers, nonprofit organizations, food tastings and an art diversity celebration featuring local artists.There was also plenty of live music.Organizers planned the festival to coincide with the 40-th anniversary of the Stonewall riots in New York.That’s when gays and lesbians fought back against police raids persecuting homosexuals.