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Initiative Seeks Community Cooperation 

A citizens’ initiative has been organized to try to get Bangor and Brewer to work together.Some folks in Brewer would like the two cities to collaborate in an effort to save both money.They already work together on several things, like joint purchasing.Arthur Verow, the mayor of Brewer, believes the twin cities could operate more efficiently by working together. “We’re seeing now budgets being tightened throughout the country, the state, state budget certainly. Each year gets a little bit tougher as far as making revenues match to expenditures,” Said Verow.A petition will be circulating until September 16th to gather at least 400 signatures in support of putting a question on the November ballot.That proposal would determine if an advisory committee should be created to make recommendations to the city councils of Bangor and Brewer on how they could work together.