September 24, 2017
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  • PabMainer

    The new CIC is generating some serious advertisement $$…..good to see local municipal and business interests getting on board…..

    • Anonymous

      with a paper who days are limited hmmm should be a great help to advertise next door :) good luck

      • Anonymous

        I’m not quite sure what you’re saying.
        The paper will no longer be next to the arena in a couple of years, as Bangor Publishing Co. is going to sell the building, according to Media Mutt Al Diamon. Word has it that a developer wants to build a hotel on the lot, which could turn out to be interesting, considering that a few houses would be in the way for parking…

        • Anonymous

          I didin’t know that, I am just trying to bring up the fact of the money being spent for advance advertising ( I am sure BDN did mostly swaps ) on no track record for the area thats worth $455,000

        • Anonymous

          The Manchester (NH) Union Leader once owned what was arguably the prettiest building in Downtown Manchester. It’s gone now, as near as I can tell that paper is now published out of someone’s home in Nashua. Manchester’s main street, once shrouded by Elm trees, and lines with Victorian houses and brick-front businesses is almost totally dominated by big banks, glass and steel towers more reminiscent of Houston or Bakersfield than of New England.

          The sprawl just keeps coming, and our heritage keeps going.

          Seems money can buy anything. Lots of money can even buy public acceptance of things which would have outraged our grandparents.

          • Anonymous

            Manchester is a nice city. I go there often. Their tall buildings are very nice looking and more reminiscent of what Manchester is… A city. There is still plenty of country living available in NH. I guess it’s all about what appeals to the individuals, but a city SHOULD have tall modern buildings. Bangor would be wise to start thinking that way too if they ever want to be taken seriously as a viable city that welcomes new business large and small.

          • Anonymous

            Yeap everywhere should look like everywhere else.

            Pretty soon there will be no reason at all to come to Bangor, because there will be nothing here but a smaller version of what’s available in Newark, Bakersfield, and Houston.

            Glad I’m old and won’t be around for that!

  • Anonymous

    Welcome aboard Bangor Daily News. All class!

  • Anonymous

    “Tompkins said the BDN has been discussing the opportunity since July and received a verbal agreement two weeks ago.”

    All agreements are verbal, even those done in sign language.

    • Anonymous

      Duh. I always thought if someone said verbal agreement it was making the distinction between a written one. I’m no lawyer but I was always under the impression a written agreement was more firm and used to settle any disputes vs a verbal. But u sound way smarter than me.

      • Anonymous

        “Verbal” means using words. You use words whether you write them or speak them. What many people mean when they say they had a “verbal agreement” is that they had an “oral agreement.”
        So “oral” is spoken, “verbal” is oral or written.

        • Anonymous

          Gawd Ryan. let it alone. You are never going to educate these folks….and really what difference does it make.

          The Catholics should never have stopped teaching their children Latin.

        • Anonymous

          That’s the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard.

    • Anonymous

      Wow are you pedantic. “Verbal agreement” is a term of art meaning an accord that has not been memorialized in a written contract.

      • Anonymous

        Actually, it’s ignorance talking.

        “All our words from loose using have lost their edge.” – Ernest Hemingway

        • Anonymous

          Ignorance means a lack of information. There was no lack of information here; everyone knew what is meant by “verbal agreement.”

          Also, while the primary definition of “verbal” is “of or relating to the use of words” the third definition on Merriam-Webster.com includes “spoken rather than written.”

  • Anonymous

    An open question for the BDN editors: What will guarantee the separation of journalism and commerce in your coverage of the arena? Can we be assured that reporting will not be influenced by this business-partnership relationship with the Cross Insurance Center?

    For a cautionary tale, see the New York Times’ connections with the developer of the new Barclays’ Arena in Brooklyn at: http://atlanticyardsreport.blogspot.com/

  • Anonymous

    Not worried about the bulk paid for by advertising, I want to know BDN how much my daily newspaper is going to cost me!!!

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