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City posts new Route 1 banner as part of mural project

By Kendra Caruso | Apr 18, 2021
Photo by: Kendra Caruso A banner celebrating the state's bicentennial is displayed in front of the Central Maine Power building in Belfast April 15.

Belfast — City Councilor Mike Hurley, Parks and Recreation Director Norm Poirier, Our Town Belfast Director Zach Schmesser and two city employees posted a new banner in front of Central Maine Power Co.’s building on Route 1 April 15 as part of a mural project in the city to celebrate Maine’s bicentennial.

It is a collaborative effort between the city, Our Town Belfast, Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce, Penobscot Marine Museum, Belfast Historical Society and Museum, Belfast Creative Coalition and the state, Hurley said.

There are six other banners placed around the city, but one on the side of Macleod’s Furniture Inc. has sustained a lot of damage since its placement last summer, so the newest one is displayed over plywood for a more secure placement, the councilor said. The banner was designed by Monroe graphic designer Norma Whitman.

“We did this with the idea to recall our history of tourism, maritime, public safety, entertainment, community and architecture through a group of banners that were placed around town,” Hurley said in an email to The Republican Journal.

 

Councilor Mike Hurley, left, Our Town Belfast Director Zach Schmesser, center, and Parks and Recreation Director Norm Poirier place a new banner in front of the Central Maine Power building in Belfast April 15 as part of recognizing the state's bicentennial. (Photo by: Kendra Caruso)
Our Town Belfast Director Zach Schmesser, right, uses a drill to fix a new sign to plywood where it is displayed in front of the Central Maine Power building in Belfast April 15 as Councilor Mike Hurley holds part of the sign in place. (Photo by: Kendra Caruso)
(Photo by: Kendra Caruso)
(Photo by: Kendra Caruso)
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