PALERMO — Selectmen will hold a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. today in the Town Office to discuss training and adjustments in Town Office personnel.

Maine bike coalition sets dates for bike swaps

AUGUSTA — The Bicycle Coalition of Maine has announced the dates for its two bike swaps.

The group will hold its Great Maine Bike Swap at the University of Maine’s student recreation and fitness center in Orono on April 22, and at the University of Southern Maine’s Sullivan Gym in Portland on April 29.

The swaps run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Organizers say the swaps feature hundreds of used bikes of all types — mountain bikes, road bikes, classic cruisers, children’s bikes and hybrids. Admission is $3, but free for USM and UMaine students and children under 12.

New Maine group to promote responsible gambling

AUGUSTA — With casino gambling expanding in Maine, a new group’s being formed to promote responsible gambling and generate awareness about the dangers of problem gambling.

A combination of private, state and non-profit groups, led by Maine’s Office of Substance Abuse and the Bureau of Alcoholic Beverages and Lottery Operations, is involved in the effort.

Besides promoting responsible gaming, the group is encouraging people who may have a gambling addiction to seek treatment.

Hollywood Casino in Bangor, which has just expanded operations to include table games, is participating. Another casino, in Oxford, is to open this summer.

Compiled form staff reports

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