Perspective and contrast

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November 1st, 2017, 9:47 pm #21

brainfix wrote:
November 1st, 2017, 9:42 pm
That Court Street address is way sketchy despite it's relatively close proximity to the county lockup.
Tweaker house?
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November 2nd, 2017, 6:27 pm #22

Dunno, gator. Could be a meth, crack, heroin or pill house. There's a phenomenon of drug runners from Hartford, New Haven or greater NYC coming here and dumping off huge quantities of whatever the market demands.
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November 2nd, 2017, 6:34 pm #23

The kitchen looks like a meth lab. 
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November 2nd, 2017, 7:12 pm #24

There are lots of street folks here and plenty of very visible problem houses in Bangor. It's a very diverse town for Maine, however. There are three colleges here, many very bright, industrious people and a huge number of medical, academic and industry specialists of all kinds. Plenty of foreigners and people of different colors. A very mixed bag. A world-class airport, a casino and dog track, a very popular waterfront concert venue, a high-end folk festival, a vital downtown scene, cheap real estate, friendly people and lots of recreation options make this the best place I've ever lived.
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November 2nd, 2017, 7:25 pm #25

That wild storm on Monday wreaked havoc around here. Did you guys have much damage? 80 mph gusts brought down 70 light poles and countless trees in Bangor alone. Whole stretches of town were without power for days. Lots of areas are still down.
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November 2nd, 2017, 8:03 pm #26

My place north of there has been out of power since Sunday. 
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November 2nd, 2017, 9:22 pm #27

Now that weed is legal here, everyone wants to grow the best crop. For me, that would be a heavy Indica to slow down my brain and heart rate. Looking for seeds...
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November 3rd, 2017, 7:01 pm #28

As expected, Gov. LePage vetoed the bill that would initiate retail sales of cannabis products in Maine in 2018. So that means he tacitly approves of the secondary market, which will continue to thrive.
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November 3rd, 2017, 7:18 pm #29

With no taxes paid to the State...except incidentally, via sales and other sundry taxes. What a dumbass buffoon, reminiscent of our current toad in the hole.
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November 4th, 2017, 9:44 pm #30

Once you move up here you will become a stoner, grow crops and support many related businesses. It's unavoidable any more. Nationwide opinion supports legalization, but our governor is a T-rumper. Not for long.
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November 5th, 2017, 12:47 am #31

brainfix wrote: I haven't been around here much lately, too much going on in the daily march. Long story short - moved into new house with girlfriend, her daughter in 1st year of college and crazy dog. Inherited two somewhat deranged cats when I bought the house. Anyway, this post is about how different the real estate markets are between here in Bangor and there in Glosta. Yes, wages and bennies are generally lower here, depending on one's education and skill set. But the perks of living here far outweigh a lower income. Life is way calmer and quieter here, despite our whacky governor...another thread entirely.

Today I ran across https://www.trulia.com/property/3239108 ... le_bk_emv2 a 3-bedroom, two bath house in a great neighborhood. With a garage and a decent sized lot. $159.9k. Prices have gone up since I moved here almost two years ago, but are still silly cheap - by Massachusetts standards. Small town prices are way lower in Maine. The same house in a little town or former timber/mill town is about half the above figure.

If you want to leave Mass. for greener, quieter pastures, Bangor beckons. Bring your vision and skill set here. Or somewhere else in this fabulous state, our governor notwithstanding...
Woweee!!! Big changes!! Curious what you did with house you were living in, though?
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November 12th, 2017, 8:09 am #32

I'm prepping that house to put on the market, Ellie. 3 bedrooms, two baths, huge semi-finished basement, 2 car garage with a large upstairs space that could be converted into a studio apartment, work space, man cave or fun room. Six car paved driveway. Two blocks away from the waterfront. Supermarket a block away, downtown within walking distance. I'll be asking $132k. 🏚
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November 12th, 2017, 2:06 pm #33

Governor LePage seems a little prickly on the way you folks voted on the healthcare question last Tuesday.
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November 12th, 2017, 4:01 pm #34

DM3194 wrote: Governor LePage seems a little prickly on the way you folks voted on the healthcare question last Tuesday.
I wonder if they are getting tired of Governor LePage yet. If not, we might as well get used to Trump.
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November 16th, 2017, 1:57 am #35

This site always seemed special too me.
Another uniqueness of the North Country.

Brainfix, do you have any official alien abduction
sites in the State of Maine? Or does Governor
LePage prefer to leave them unmarked?

I haven't looked it up, but I don't think there
are many government sanctioned historical
markers about UFO abductions in the
United States.

Nothing special happens when I stop there,
.....so far.


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November 16th, 2017, 10:21 am #36

DM3194 wrote: This site always seemed special too me.
Another uniqueness of the North Country.

Brainfix, do you have any official alien abduction
sites in the State of Maine? Or does Governor
LePage prefer to leave them unmarked?

I haven't looked it up, but I don't think there
are many government sanctioned historical
markers about UFO abductions in the
United States.

Nothing special happens when I stop there,
.....so far.


I dunno about any official alien abduction sites around Maine, but Gov. LePage needs to find one and stay there until they come to take him away!

Here's some inspiring reading on the subject:

5 Places In Maine You’re Most Likely To Get Abducted By Aliens

5 Places In Maine You're Most Likely To Get Abducted By Aliens | http://q1065.fm/5-places-in-maine-youre ... ck=tsmclip
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November 16th, 2017, 12:41 pm #37

Bucksport? No way !
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November 16th, 2017, 6:20 pm #38

Look at this beauty in Jefferson, NH for $384,000...sale pending.  Remote location but 12 acres and panoramic views.  Thought about it awhile ago until my son pointed out the lawn upkeep!

  https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/B ... ect/10_zm/
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November 16th, 2017, 6:47 pm #39

Karly wrote: Look at this beauty in Jefferson, NH for $384,000...sale pending.  Remote location but 12 acres and panoramic views.  Thought about it awhile ago until my son pointed out the lawn upkeep!

  https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/B ... ect/10_zm/
Not enough bathrooms. 
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November 16th, 2017, 6:51 pm #40

Right??? Only 8?  This place comes with an in-law apt and an event building so I was willing to overlook the bathroom deficit.  My brother also talked me out of it...he said the highway there has too many trucks.
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