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Politics: Bangor, Maine Police Chief Appears Excessively Wary Of Potential Campers At Phish Show. Says He Requires The Assistance Of 10 Additional Government Agencies To Help Patrol?
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07/03/13 - In a letter sent to Bangor City Councilor, Ben Sprague, Bangor, Maine's Chief of Police, Mark Hathaway, wrote,

"There have been some concerns raised this morning about concert attendees tenting in various locations along the waterfront. This began late yesterday prompting us to take a look at the locations and number of folks. It does not appear, absent posting police officers along the waterfront, that we will have reasonable success in prevent this from occurring.

It is our intent to prevent camping and overnight use of Second Street Park, Davenport Park and assist private property owners as necessary. The camping and use of tents is not unexpected…in fact we were told it is common practice with the folks who attend these events. We will do our very best to manage it - but as the crowds arrive…it may become difficult.

We do have layers of plans in place should we need to make adjustments prior to or during the show for the purpose of addressing an anticipated large crowd, the potential for poor behavior or a more serious event. Our contingency plans involve assistance from the Maine State Police, Penobscot County Sheriff, Brewer Police, Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, Maine Marine Patrol, Maine Warden Service, Railroad Police, Bangor Fire Department, Bangor Parks and Recreation and Bangor Public Works. We have also communicated with Maine Emergency Management and with the Emergency Departments at EMMC and St. Joseph Hospital.

The visible presence at the show will be Bangor police officers. The State Police have plans to patrol Route 1A and I-95 with additional troopers. The Bangor Fire Department and the Marine Patrol will have boats in the Penobscot River. The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency will be on site. The Railroad Police will patrol the railroad tracks that pass by the venue. The other agencies mentioned have increased their manpower and will be available to respond to an emergency if called upon.

We expect some challenges and some minor complications through the evening. We have worked closely with Waterfont Concerts, and the agencies listed, to be certain that those attending this event have a safe and enjoyable visit and that the impact on the property owners near the concert venue is as minimal as reasonably possible."

Well guys, at least your taxes are going towards useful things. God forbid any hippies camp in downtown Bangor!

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Politics: Lafayette Suggests Keeping The Bangor Auditorium And Civic Center
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04/10/13 - We agree with this idea. The facility isn't a bad one. People use it all the time. No real reason to tear it down. In fact, if people want to throw and event, but can't afford the new arena, using the old one would be a great option to have. As far as parking goes, there is more than enough behind the race track.

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