New Exhibit Displays Picasso and Warhol

BANGOR - Dating back to 1946, the University of Maine has accumulated about 4,000 pieces of art. Now, the school's museum will display 70 of the collection's best work.

Maine Military Authority Bus Renovation


On Thursday, Governor Paul R. LePage joined the Maine Military Authority (MMA) to showcase its newest bus renovation, which saved thousands of dollars and supported dozens of good-paying military jobs.

The overhaul of a 2006 Bluebird transit coach is MMA's first "mid-life" renovation and it will soon be joining the Biddeford/Saco/OOB ZOOM Transit. A new 32-foot Mass Transit Bus comparable to this one would cost at least $260,000.00. The MMA "mid-life" overhaul on the Shuttlebus-Zoom Mass Transit Bus was accomplished for under $100,000.00 and in approximately 90 days.

Thursday's presentation took place at the Maine Instrument Flight hangar at the Augusta Airport where the Governor delivered celebratory remarks, recognizing the entrepreneurship of the Maine Military Authority and their success in maintaining jobs while adjusting to low military budgets.

"I'm incredibly grateful for the courage and creativity of the Maine Military Authority," said Governor LePage. "The people at MMA get the job done; they ought to be proud of their work."

Representatives from transit agencies all over New England attended, including the new owner of the bus, Mr. Al Shutz, Executive Director of Shuttlebus-Zoom that services Biddeford, Saco & Old Orchard Beach. MMA was successful at winning the competitive bid, which consisted of executing a complete rehabilitation, and performed all work necessary to return this transit bus back to "Like New" condition.

MMA spokesman, Tim McCabe, Director of Business Development, stated, "The rehabilitation of this bus will increase its service life expectancy by an additional 4-7 years beyond it intended life of 12 years." He went on to explain, "Our process is extremely thorough and painstaking. This bus was rehabilitated with the same dedication and workmanship as we have for all our military vehicles we have produced for our National Guard Soldier."


Dog Registration Reminder

      It’s time once again to license your dog! Dog owners in Maine are required to license their dog(s) by December 31st of each year. There is a 31-day grace period after December 31st for owners to complete the licensing process without incurring a late fee. That grace period ends January 31, 2014. After that date there is a $25 late fee imposed for each dog not licensed!


      To license a dog, Bangor residents may visit the city website at and follow the link to the State of Maine on-line dog registration program, visit the City Clerk’s office at 73 Harlow Street, or register through the mail by sending the proper documentation and payment to the City Clerk, 73 Harlow Street, Bangor ME 04401. On-line dog registrations are only available through January 31, 2014. After that, all licensing must be done through the City Clerk’s office. Owners who have lost their pet over the last year should contact the City Clerk’s office so that our records may be updated.

      The fee for licensing a dog is $6.00 for a dog that has been spayed or neutered and $11.00 for a dog that is capable of reproducing. Owners are required to show proof of their dog’s rabies vaccination and also a copy of the spay/neuter certificate, if applicable. For further information, please call the City Clerk’s office at 992-4220.

Teachers Act in "Energy Theater"

BANGOR - Over a dozen middle school, high school and college level teachers gathered Wednesday night in Bangor to take part in an energy collaborative.

Maine AG Details State's Drug Scourge

AUGUSTA -- Some startling new statistics out on drug abuse, and drug-related deaths, in Maine.  The attorney general's office has released data, showing a number of trends.


Marine Patrol Christens New Vessel

MOUNT DESERT - Maine Marine Patrol crews will now be able to conduct their work with some of the latest technology and a state of the art piece of equipment.

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