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UMaine Representatives Invited to Discuss Bond Issues at Chamber Event

University of Maine Cooperative Extension Executive Director John Rebar and UMaine economist Todd Gabe will be part of a Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce Early Bird Breakfast panel discussion Wednesday morning about bond issues and the upcoming election.

Bond Question 2 includes funding for a proposed animal, plant and insect diagnostic laboratory at UMaine along with new machine tool technology for community colleges. Rebar will provide educational information on the work being done at UMaine and what a proposed new diagnostic facility would mean for UMaine. Gabe will discuss the general economic impact of bonds.

George Hale of WVOM (103.9 FM in Bangor, 101.3 FM in Augusta) will conduct live interviews with several of the panelists, who also include Dana Connors of the Maine State Chamber and Bob Ziegelaar of the Action Committee of 50, between 7 a.m. and 7:30 a.m.

The breakfast event will be held 7 a.m.–9 a.m. at the Spectacular Event Center in Bangor. Tickets are $17 for chamber members and $22 for nonmembers. Go to for more information.

Contact: Jessica Bloch, (207) 581-3777

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