Comments for: Durgin tapped to lead Bangor City Council; councilors, school committee members sworn in

Posted Nov. 14, 2012, at 3:26 p.m.
Last modified Nov. 14, 2012, at 5:20 p.m.

BANGOR | New City Council Chairman Nelson Durgin says Bangor has grown substantially in recent years but now has to tackle its growing pains while continuing to move forward. The City Council unanimously selected Durgin to serve as chairman during an organizational meeting Wednesday morning. Newcomer Pauline Civiello, David …

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  • Henderson bobby

    Marc off to a good start already . Just do you best . I know you will represent all the people . Chose your battles wisely but do not back down . I know you care about the kids first. More than I can say for some . And to Mrs. Smilely Vote what you believe not just what is politically correct..

    • Anonymous

      We should be taking our knitting, tea in our thermos, and going to meetings like in the old days. The public should be present and so should the media. Hold their feet to the fire!!

  • Anonymous

    Much credit to Marc Eastman for voting for change on the school committee. Shame on the rest of the group for sticking with the status quo. Unfortunately, it’s the kids themselves that most closely feel the effects of the stale ‘leadership’ of the school committee

    With respect to Durgins selection as the Chair – fine with me. But let’s not waste time and money on the physical building that is Bangor City Hall. Instead let’s move into the 21st century and make it easier to do city related business online. I have no interest in standing in line in that weird little auto registration room anymore – surely that’s something that can be via the internet. Let’s spend our money developing that kind of stuff.

    • Anonymous

      until the computer systems go kaput? We need offices with real people Bangorian.

    • Anonymous

      People do have other business in City Hall, such as serving on committees, attending meetings and hearings, registering to vote, among other things.

  • Anonymous

    Good joice on him. As long as its not Blanchette

  • Anonymous

    Guerette is concerned about funding,, Why start concerning yourself now. Your boss Besty does all your worrying.. So Smiley are you going to be hands on or a yes man for webb also.

  • Anonymous

    “Durgin also stressed the need for improvements at City Hall to make it more accessible for Bangor residents. The former federal building has a difficult-to-find handicapped access ramp on one side, and a sometimes-confusing directory of city services in the building, Durgin said.”
    When I had to use the handicap parking space last fall and winter, I was surprised to find that I had to walk FARTHER to the building. It made little sense to me why there was only one space, and that it was designed, apparently, for people needing to use the ramp instead of the steps.
    Speaking of the ramp, when I eventually needed to use it because I had crutches late in the winter, I found the old parking lot leading to the ramp to be frighteningly uneven and on a slope. Fortunately, I didn’t have to deal with any ice. It’s a terribly thought-out area. Strike that — I don’t think much thought went into it.

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