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Bangor woman blinded in attack by boyfriend, shares her story

Bangor woman blinded in attack by boyfriend, shares her story

A pregnant Bangor woman, who suffered a brutal beating at the hands of her boyfriend she was living with, has shared her horrendous story.

Francine Smith, 41, who is now recovering at Eastern Maine Medical Center, revealed that her 34-year-old boyfriend Joshua Cole attacked her at the apartment on Essex Street on August 18th.

Cole thrashed her so brutally that she suffered many sever injuries to the point that she became blind. Her injuries look very disturbing to some viewers.

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Bangor Planning Board gives initial approval to First Street apartment project

Bangor Planning Board gives initial approval to First Street apartment project

The Bangor Planning Board on Tuesday night voted in favor of a zone change for two parcels of land close to the intersection of First Street and Davis Court, giving initial approval for a controversial 20-plus-unit apartment building project.

The city planning board's approval for zone change would allow the Bangor Housing Development Corporation, the development arm of Bangor Housing Authority, to construct a new apartment building next to First Street with up to 25 units.

Bangor University’s £45M Pontio arts centre postpones opening show

Bangor University’s £45M Pontio arts centre postpones opening show

Bangor University officials have delayed the opening of the brand new £45 million Pontio arts centre, and apologized for their failure in meeting the deadline.

The opening production at the 450-seat Theatr Bryn Terfel, which has been named after the opera star, was scheduled for September 17, 2014. Tickets for an opening gala concert in October went on sale in August and were sold out within just 15 minutes.

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Verizon to hire 90 more customer service employees for Bangor call center

Verizon to hire 90 more customer service employees for Bangor call center

Wireless giant Verizon on Wednesday announced its plans to expand its workforce at its Bangor call center to meet soaring demand for its data services, mainly for mobile devices like smartphones.

Michael Murphy, a spokesperson for Verizon Wireless, said that the company had decided to hire 90 more customer service employees for its Bangor call center by the end of 2014.

To hire new workers, Verizon will hold a job fair at the Bangor call center, which is located at 6 Telcom Drive, from 10 a. m. to 2 p. m. on Thursday, September 4.

Labor Day fire destroys Millinocket apartment building, displaces 16 people

Labor Day fire destroys Millinocket apartment building, displaces 16 people

A fire on Labor Day destroyed a block of apartments on 120 Wassau Street almost completely, regardless of the firefighters' aggressive efforts to control the blaze.

Firefighters from East Millinocket, Millinocket and Lincoln Medway tried to control the fire but the fire could be doused only after it has already damaged the roof of the two-story wooden building.

One of the firefighters suffered heat exhaustion, but all the sixteen people who were in the building were rescued safely, without suffering any injury.

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Labor Day boosts Bangor businesses’ sales

Labor Day boosts Bangor businesses’ sales

Thousands of people flocked to the Bangor Waterfront to enjoy various entertainment events and celebrate Labor Day, which is observed on the first Monday of September each year.

Many businesses, particularly restaurants, saw an increase of up to 50 per cent in their sales, thanks to presence of more people in the town. Restaurants said they very happy that many people planned to stay in city for the weekend rather than travelling.

L.L. Bean’s decision to close Bangor call center isn’t surprising

L.L. Bean’s decision to close Bangor call center isn’t surprising

Outdoors retail firm Leon Leonwood Bean's (L. L. Bean's) recently announced decision to close its Bangor call center is sad, particularly for the call center's employees, but it is not surprising at all.

L. L. Bean recently announced that it would close its Bangor call center in May 2016. The call center has been operating in the city since in 2005, and currently has a workforce of around 220 people. During the peak sales season, ahead of Christmas, the call center employs additional part-time workforce of 500 to 600 people.

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