New Faces on Bangor City Council 

A new leader and new changes for the Bangor City Council.Susan Hawes was elected council chairperson at a council meeting Monday morning.The council vote came during the public portion of the meeting, rather than the private session.Hawes says the change came amid questions from concerned Bangor residents as to how the process actually works.Also Monday morning, two new councilors were sworn in.Nelson Durgin and Charles Longo, Junior.Both men say they hope to make the council a partnership with the community.”I hope to bring a new set of eyes, and get the community involved so that it’s not just a few people in the council, but it’s a council of 18,000,” says Longo, who’s just 21 years old.”The community ought to be able to recognize that council as a group of people who are dedicated to serving the city and holding the line on taxes and expenses where they can, and providing the people who count on us with some good service,” says Durgin.Longo says he’d like to make Bangor more business friendly.Durgin wants to make sure folks in need of assistance, get the services they need.