Lack of Snow Hurting Maine Economy

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BANGOR - Motor sports stores and plowing companies are just some of the businesses that depend on the snow.
When it comes to companies that depend on winter weather, there's only so much business owners can do when the white stuff doesn't fall.

 

"You kind of have to take different measures in order to make sure you can survive the winter at this point" says Luke McCannell of Bangor Motor Sports.

 

So empty plow trucks sit in the parking lot. Keys out of the ignition, and doors slamming shut on business.

 

"Making the payroll every week, when the checks just aren't coming.  That's the worst part of it by far." Says Donnie Kennedy of Wilson's Lawn Service and Snowplowing.

 

So until the snow falls, snowmobiles remain in the store, plows remain parked, and business, at least for now, remains slow.

Andrew Scheinthal

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Andrew joined the WVII ABC 7 and WFVX FOX 22 News team in June of 2012. Since a young child he always wanted to pursue a career in Broadcast Journalism, and is honored to start his journey in Eastern Maine. He enjoys nothing more than meeting the members of the community and sharing their stories with our viewers.

Raised in Houston, Texas, Andrew graduated from Suffolk University located in Boston, Massachusetts where he majored in Communications. Before moving up to the Pine Tree State, Andrew was a student reporter for The Morning Show on New England Cable News (NECN).

When not in the newsroom, Andrew enjoys volunteering at the Bangor Humane Society. You can see him there at least once a week interacting with many of the dogs. He also enjoys cooking, reading, watching his favorite movies, and going to the gym.

Make sure to say hi when you see him on the streets, and mention Finding Nemo (his favorite movie) if you want some brownie points!

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