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Bangor pavilion nominated for ‘Venue of the Year’ award

Bangor pavilion nominated for ‘Venue of the Year’ award

The Academy of Country Music (ACM) on Tuesday nominated Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion in Bangor for Venue of the Year Award. The organization announced the nomination via its Twitter account.

The ACM awards are meant to encourage best performers and other individuals or businesses that contribute to the country music industry. Apart from Venue of the Year Award, the ACM has categories for nightclubs, casinos, promoters, talent buyers and festivals.

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Bangor High School students learn about farming via hydroponics

Bangor High School students learn about farming via hydroponics

This week is being observed as National FFA week across the nation, and Bangor High School students are trying to learn about farming in a distinctive way.

In December last year, students at Bangor High School started planting and growing lettuce on what they call a hydroponics table. As the produce is now ready, they are all set to start harvesting that food this Wednesday.

Rick Bierbrauer, a teacher of agriculture at Bangor High School, explained that growing food with hydroponics involve growing plants without the use of soil, in water containing some sort of a nutrient solution.

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Bangor police investigating alleged sexual assault at Husson University

Bangor police investigating alleged sexual assault at Husson University

The incident of a sexual assault that allegedly took place inside a dormitory on the campus of Husson University last weekend is being investigated by the Bangor Police Department, officials confirmed.

In a news release on Sunday, Bangor police Lt. Timothy Reid told reporters said that police investigators were working in conjunction with Husson University to solve the case. Reid also assured that there was no threat to the community.

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Bangor fire chief to step down later this year

Bangor fire chief to step down later this year

The fire chief of Maine's third-largest city, Bangor, will step down from his post before the end of this year, City Manager Cathy Conlow confirmed yesterday.

In a news release, Conlow said Bangor Fire Department Chief Scott Lucas submitted notice that he would resign on December 3, 2014.

The release added, "Chief Lucas indicated that he would plan to remain as chief through the duration of his two-year contract with the city, in order to allow the city time to design and implement a successful succession plan."

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Bangor city manager appoints two new department heads

Bangor city manager appoints two new department heads

Bangor City Manager Cathy Conlow on Friday announced the appointment of new heads of the city's engineering department and the Health & Community Services.

Announcing the new appointments, Conlow named John Theriault as the new city engineer and Patricia Hamilton as Health & Community Services' new director.

Conlow said that Theriault and Hamilton possessed broad knowledge, experience, education and professionalism required to lead the two city departments.

Bangor firefighters to honor sacrifice of two firefighters after a century

Bangor firefighters to honor sacrifice of two firefighters after a century

The Bangor Fire Department has planned a special ceremony to honor the sacrifice of two firefighters, who laid their lives while dousing a winter blaze a century ago.

Walter J. Morrill and John Leonard of Hose 3 of the state's fire department died on January 15, 1914, while trying to douse a fire at the Bangor Opera House on Main Street of the city.

The fire department announced that its members would honor the sacrifice of their fallen forerunners and pay respects to their families during a ceremony at 10 a. m. on September 11, 2014, at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.

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Bangor committee decides not to change Pickering Square bus hub

Bangor committee decides not to change Pickering Square bus hub

Bangor's Pickering Square bus hub will remain mostly unchanged as city officials on Wednesday night decided not to make any major changes to the hub.

During a meeting last night, the Government Operations Committee (GOC) reached a conclusion that options in the study pertaining changes in the hub were either too costly or too vague to pursue in the instant future.

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