Zillow buying Trulia to make real estate titan
NEW YORK — Real estate website operator Zillow is buying rival Trulia in a $3.5 billion deal that would make the biggest player in the online real estate market.
Zillow would also become the king of real estate listings available on smartphones.
Secretary of State Dunlap advises Maine residents of new federal standards for entering certain federal facilities
AUGUSTA -- Secretary of State Matt Dunlap is advising Maine residents that effective July 21, 2014, Maine’s driver license and identification card will not be accepted as proof of identification when entering restricted areas in federal buildings and nuclear power plants. This is the result of the REAL ID Act of 2005, which required states to comply with a myriad of new driver license standards or risk enforcement actions.
The Maine legislature and many Maine residents have voiced opposition to a number of the new standards, which include, in part, the use of facial recognition technology on driver’s licenses.
Rotary Club of Bangor announces grant opportunity
BANGOR – The Rotary Club of Bangor announced a grant opportunity for nonprofits in the greater Bangor area serving youth and seniors. The application deadline is Aug. 29, 2014. The complete RFP will be available online at www.bangorrotary.org.
In early 2015, the Rotary Club of Bangor will sponsor Music Off Broadway, the Club’s annual major fundraiser. The net proceeds from Music Off Broadway will benefit local 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations benefiting youth (age 0-18) or seniors (age 65+) in greater Bangor-Brewer.
UMaine Museum of Art extends lease in downtown Bangor
ORONO — The University of Maine Museum of Art has begun a new 17-year lease with Eastern Maine Development Corporation, maintaining the downtown Bangor location it has occupied in historic Norumbega Hall for more than a decade.
“On behalf of the people of Bangor, I just want to say how excited we are to have the University of Maine Art Museum right in the heart of Bangor for another 17 years,” said Bangor City Council Chairman Ben Sprague, who also is a member of the Museum of Art Advisory Council. "The museum has been a cornerstone of the revitalization of downtown Bangor, and has brought the arts into the heart of our community for people of all ages and backgrounds to enjoy.”
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