The legendary Coffee Pot sandwiches will not soon be forgotten by all who enjoyed them.Now, there is another way folks can remember the Bangor sandwich shop.Francis “Skip” Rist, owner of the recently closed Coffee Pot, has donated the neon sign from the front of the store to the Bangor Museum and History Center.The sign was purchased in 1940 from Mulvany Bros.
The filmmakers behind the award winning documentary, “The Way We Get By”, which features Bangor troop greeters, would like your help getting it out to more people.They’re trying to make a 2-disc collector’s edition DVD of the film, which would include never-before-seen special features.But it’s not cheap to do that.You can help by going to their “kick-starter project” website and pledging money.That address is http://kck.st/dlOzkj
It will be lights, camera and action for some middle schoolers in Belfast this weekend.Meghan Hayward caught up with the students during one of their dress rehearsals.Students at the Troy Howard Middle school in Belfast are preparing for their live performances of the play “Girl Power.”” Teenagers dealing with peer pressure and teen romance.
Some big changes are in store for the Bangor YMCAThe first phase of an expansion project is set to get underway this Summer.Meghan Hayward has the story.”The Bangor Y has secured the properties surrounding the Second Street facility that allows for us to consolidate our organization under one roof, with an expanded parking lot and also a plan for phase two expansion to bring all of our core programming and services into one location.”The 2.2 million dollar phase one project, which is the expanded parking lot, is set to begin this Summer.Four of the nine buildings they have acquired will be torn down to make room for more than 100 new parking spots at the facility.”The timeline for phase two will be determined by the efficiencies we’re able to gain by being under one location as well as understanding the economy and the appropriate time to go out for a capital campaign.”Initially, the consolidation will result in a reduction of employees.But Chief Executive Officer Mike Seile hopes when they eventually expand the facility and programming, they’ll be able to add more jobs.Seile says members won’t see a change in their fees.”We’ve kept our memberships affordable for the Bangor community and in this transition part of the reason for the change is to keep it at that affordable rate.
Scientists are saying that Maine could see another widespread out break of red tide this spring and summer.The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced on Wednesday that indications are that it could be a significant bloom of the toxic algae that causes red tide.The toxins don’t affect the shellfish, but it makes them off limits to harvesting and can make people sick.If the outbreak does happen, it could close hundreds of miles of clam flats and therefore lead to clam shortages.
President Obama will hold a meeting Thursday with congressional leaders on health care reform.The Maine Association of Health Underwriters met in Bangor Wednesday to get their position on the issue across to Senators Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe.The group represents health insurance brokers and consultants who work with thousands of companies in Maine.They’re pitching a plan based on what they’ve heard from their members.
High school students in Ellsworth spent part of their day learning about the dangers of abusing over the counter medications.According to Ellsworth police, the issue came to the forefront after three Ellsworth high school students overdosed on over the counter medicine and were hospitalized.One of the speakers said that the difficulty in battling this problem is the easy accessibility of the medications.Pediatrician Dr.
Cianbro’s module project for a refinery in Texas is coming to an end.And if the facility does not get more contracts, over 1-hundred employees could be without work.The project will come to an end this June.President Andi Vigue says starting now they will begin reducing people at the Brewer site, but the end of April is when they will see the largest amount.There are currently about 5-hundred employees in Brewer and Vigue says that could go down to just 25 if they can not find work.Vigue says they are trying to transfer many of the employees into the company’s construction jobs.” It is headed toward a low point and we’re optimistic we have 4 or 5 projects right now that if successful they would come to this facility and continue to be constructed here.