Maine House GOP Leader Visits Bangor Homeless Shelter 

Maine’s House Republican leader sat down for breakfast with the heads of the Bangor Area Homeless Shelter, Thursday.Rep. Ken Fredette stopped in to talk about some of the issues the shelter is facing.Every two years, shelter employees hold the meeting to reach out to newly elected lawmakers and city officials.The shelter’s executive director, Dennis Marble, hopes the discussions help legislators remember the greater Bangor community in their work going forward.He said, “I hope that they keep the needs of the folks who need this place in mind when they’re in caucus discussing legislation or cuts, or how to rearrange resources.”According to Marble, shelter stays are getting longer and longer for people in need, which he hopes lawmakers consider as they balance the state budget in the future.