June 20, 2018
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What problems does Bangor’s suburban growth pose?

This week, ClickBack asks editorial page readers a question inspired by the royal wedding, as well as questions about eliminating the Maine House of Representatives, suburban growth and highway billboards. To participate, visit bangordailynews.com.

This is the last week the BDN will offer the ClickBack feature. It was designed over three years ago to encourage readers of our print product to visit our then-newly revamped website. Traffic at our website is now up to 7.5 million page views per month, so we believe it is time to offer our opinion page readers a different, more in-depth interactive feature. Next week, we will launch The Maine Debate, a feature that will allow readers to discuss key issues with the BDN editorial board and one another, along with experts and advocates on these issues. Look for more details next week.

What problems does Bangor’s suburban growth pose?

Census results have shown that some of the towns surrounding Bangor have grown in population. Will this growth hurt Bangor, perhaps sapping its residential regions of vitality? Or will it mean that more people will work in and visit Bangor, thereby making it more prosperous?

Some of the comments posted at ClickBack may be featured on Friday’s OpEd page.

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