BANGOR – The Bangor City Council held its twice-monthly meeting Monday evening.
A number of topics were discussed, including a tribute to our northern neighbors.
The council opening the meeting by proclaiming July 1st as “Canada Day,” citing the 150th anniversary of Canada’s inception, as well as the strong social and financial ties between Maine and its northern neighbor.
The city is also accepting a nearly $100,000 grant from the state to support specialized nursing for mothers and newborns dealing with the effects of substance abuse.
Councilor Sarah Nichols said “It’s really going to do a lot for the women and children in the area that are suffering from substance abuse issues, and make sure everyone can get rehabilitated and get the help they need.”
Nichols added that this is one of the many grants that comes through the city’s public health department, and it’s a testament to its hard work.