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Old 03-08-2012, 11:17 AM
 
Location: New England
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My parent's have lived there for 36 years in the same house and are now retired. It seems they are alway's busy! It is a great place and if you like the outdoors - lakes, mountains and ocean are not to far. I had to move away due to work, but would go back in a heart beat if I had the opportunity. Good luck!
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Old 03-08-2012, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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The Bangor Grange has Bingo every Friday evening.

The games start at 5:30, plus they serve a meal. Then at 7:00 the kitchen is closed, and the more focused bingo players move in.
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Old 03-11-2012, 01:24 PM
 
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It's a small town but a retail and medical hub.
Please can you clarify what do you mean by this?
Do you mean lots of general shopping or that there's a bunch of retail businesses HQ'd there?
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Old 03-11-2012, 03:26 PM
 
Location: USA
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general shopping. Bangor serves as a Retail HUB for everyone hundreds of miles North, South, and East of the city. People in Caribou come down to shop in Bangor, Canadians come to shop in Bangor, If you live in the county or down east at all, you will eventually come to Bangor to buy something...

There are no Corp. HQ's in Bangor.
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Old 03-12-2012, 05:43 AM
 
Location: Bangor Maine
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Redgoast mentioned that the bus stops are far apart. Those are the "required" stops they make. You can have the bus stop for you anywhere on the route either to get on or off. I would also mention the Bangor has in it's downtown area the University Museum of Art, which at the present time is "free" admission thanks to one of our Banks.
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Old 03-15-2012, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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I live near an AFB here and the overhead jets are driving me crazy.
Is it like that in and around Bangor?
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Old 03-15-2012, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Bangor Maine
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We live fairly close to the runway on the West side of Bangor and are rarely bothered by the jets. It is NOT a constant thing. It is no longer an Air Force Base. It is an International Airport and also used for training of tankers by the National Guard.
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Old 03-22-2012, 01:52 PM
 
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I moved to the greater Bangor area a few months ago. I will second what Newdaawn said about the Hammond Senior Center; a lot of courses reasonably priced and nice people to meet. They also have a great gym. Both my husband and I are very happy with the medical professionals we've used and there is just about any type of retail business most people would want.
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Old 03-22-2012, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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I moved to the greater Bangor area a few months ago. I will second what Newdaawn said about the Hammond Senior Center; a lot of courses reasonably priced and nice people to meet. They also have a great gym. Both my husband and I are very happy with the medical professionals we've used and there is just about any type of retail business most people would want.
Where did you move from, and how does Bangor compare? May I ask why you specifically chose Bangor?
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Old 03-22-2012, 07:05 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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Can someone tell me where the drinking water supply comes from in Bangor? With kidney problems I cannot have fluoridated water.

One other question...besides Newdaawn who answered no, does anyone else in Bangor feel overhead jets are a problem? It is considerable where I now live.

Thanks
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