Producer/Host: Meredith DeFrancesco
Opening of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to Drilling and Bangor Summer Food Program
Despite decades of protection admidst a protracted fight by Alaskan politicians and oil interest to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to drilling, Congress and presidential vetoes have held efforts at bay. At the end of this year, however, Congress passed a tax bill which included the opening of the refuge for drilling and considered the federal revenue as part of the offset for the tax cuts included in the bill.
This summer the Bangor School Department, the Bangor Housing Authority, the Bangor Public Library and the Brewer Housing Authority have partnered with the Good Shepherd Food Bank to provide a free Summer Lunch Program for children below the age of 18.
The following five sites in Bangor and Brewer will be serving meals during the following dates and times:
·Capehart Community Center – Monday, June 25th to Friday, August 31st Monday through Friday, 12pm – 1pm
·Bangor Public Library – Monday, June 25th to Friday, August 31st Monday through Friday, 12pm – 1pm
·Fairmount School – Monday, July 2nd to Friday, July 27th Monday through Friday, 8:30am – 9:30am for breakfast and12pm – 1pm for lunch
·Brewer Housing – Monday, June 25th to Friday August 24th Monday through Friday, 12pm – 1pm for lunch