Good evening, Milo.
For those of you crazy, I mean motivated people heading to Black Friday events, I wanted to give some safety advice that I came across a while ago:
- Park in a well lit area and remember where you parked.
- Don't go it alone- bring a friend or spouse (sorry guys, you need to take one for the team)
- Don't carry your pocketbook. Carry cash or credit cards in your FRONT pocket - not the rear pocket where you carry your cell
- Don't carry too much at once- it will distract you and keep you from remaining focused on your surroundings.
- Put your packages in your trunk and consider moving your vehicle before you go back in. Thieves will observe before they act.
- Have your keys out - if you have a remote, hold that. The panic button acts as a great deterrent if you are confronted. Keys are also a great defensive weapon. - If you are confronted, give the merchandise up - no property is worth bodily injury. Get a description for the police.
I am sure there are other tips, but common sense is your best tool.
Be alert to your surroundings and take the steps to not be a victim.
Good luck finding those deals - I'll be shopping online.
The two closest sites for TRC residents are:
Click on the pdf link for the statewide schedule.
This year Lagrange will be covered by the Greater Bangor Area Marine Corp Toys for Tots program.
Residents can call the Toys for Tots program at 207-965-5937 to sign up for assistance.
Bangor Hydro and Maine Public Service celebrate gift to the Maine Winter Sports Center and the first use of the new company name – Emera Maine.
Presque Isle, ME--Bangor Hydro and Maine Public Service Company announced today a major sponsorship with the Maine Winter Sports Center and its Healthy Hometowns program. During a news conference at the Nordic Heritage Center in Presque Isle, Bangor Hydro and Maine Public Service President Gerry Chasse announced a donation of $250,000 to the program.
“We have a strong commitment to giving back to the communities where we live and work,” Chasse said. “We’re particularly excited to support the Maine Winter Sports Center's Healthy Hometowns program – recognized as one of the best youth development programs in the world. I can’t think of a better place than this sponsorship for the first public use of our new company name – Emera Maine.”
Bangor Hydro and Maine Public Service effectively have been operating as one company for some time and on January 1 will make it official by coming together under the name Emera Maine.
“The Maine Winter Sports Center and our Healthy Hometowns program is in more than 140 communities across Maine, empowering youth to lead healthy, active, outdoor lifestyles,” said Andy Shepard, Maine Winter Sports Center President and CEO. “To continue making a difference we need the support of Maine’s business community and are proud and honored to have Emera Maine come on board as a partner in creating a healthier Maine.”
At the event, Chasse presented a check to Andrew Shepard of the Maine Winter Sports Center while student-athletes shared stories of what the Maine Winter Sports Center has meant to them, and why support of the Healthy Hometowns program matters to Maine.
Also present was Rob Bennett, Executive VP and Chief Operating Officer of Emera Inc, parent company of Bangor Hydro and Maine Public Service and their successor, Emera Maine.
“While we will soon have a new company name, we are the same people, with the same commitment to our community. And we can’t think of a better place to show that than through support of the Maine Winter Sports Center,” Chasse added.
Bangor Hydro Electric Company and Maine Public Service are regulated electricity transmission and distribution utilities wholly-owned by Emera Inc. Halifax, NS (EMA-TSX. Bangor Hydro serves 119,000 customers in eastern and east coastal Maine. Maine Public Service serves approximately 36,000 electricity customers in Northern Maine. To learn more visit our websites at www.bangorhydro.com and www.mainepublicservice.com. Emera Inc. is an energy and services company with $8.0 billion in assets and 2012 revenues of $2.1 billion. The company invests in electricity generation, transmission and distribution, as well as gas transmission and utility energy...Read More