December 12, 2018
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Energy-conservation forums slated for Bangor, Hermon

BANGOR – A group of Bangor area state lawmakers will hold two energy-conservation workshops next week in Bangor and Hermon.

Sen. Joseph Perry, D-Bangor, will serve as host of the workshops, which will feature expert advice on a variety of resources and tips area residents may be able to take advantage of to lower heating costs.

Co-hosted by House Majority Whip Sean Faircloth and Reps. Patricia Blanchette, Mike Dunn and Jackie Norton, all of whom are Bangor Democrats, the Bangor workshop is set for 6:30-8 p.m. Monday in the council chambers at City Hall.

Panelists will include:

. MaineHousing Energy Program Manager Kimberly Weed, who will talk about a variety of programs available to the public, including the Low Income Heating Assistance Program and MaineHousing’s Weatherization Program, Central Heating Improvement Program and Home Energy Loan Program.

. Dick Bacon of Efficiency Maine, who will discuss rebate programs including the state’s solar thermal and solar electrical system rebates, as well as home energy auditing services that are available.

. Bangor Fire Chief Jeff Cammack, whose topic will be home heating safety tips.

. Camden National Bank loan officer Cathy Maher, an authorized lender for MaineHousing’s HELP Loan.

. Danny Maher of Maher Heating, who will provide tips and ideas for homeowners who want to make their existing heating systems more efficient.

Co-hosted by Rep. David Richardson, R-Carmel, the Hermon session is scheduled for 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday in the Hermon High School auditorium.

Panelists will include:

. MaineHousing Energy Program Manager Jo-Ann Choate, who will talk about programs available to the public, including the Low Income Heating Assistance Program, MaineHousing’s Weatherization Program, the Central Heating Improvement Program and the Home Energy Loan Program.

. Dick Bacon of Efficiency Maine, who will discuss rebate programs, including the state’s solar thermal and solar electrical system rebates, as well as home energy auditing services that are available.

. Hermon Fire Chief Larry Willis, who will talk about home heating safety.

. Camden National Bank loan officer Cathy Maher.

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