Stories about "Lewiston-Auburn"
APPROVED, Alan Wang ’24 on College Street in front to Parker Hall where covered bus stop will be built on lawn behind him. 11/13/2023 16:25:54 Transportation for Bates 5075817683 Student Better Bus Stop for Bates The MaineDOT is planning on implementing a commuter bus line between Lewiston and Portland. The bus line is set to terminate at Bates near Underhill Arena. However, the bus stop might not be pleasant and intuitive to use. Study from University of Minnesota show that bus stop amenities have a direct relationship with rider's perceived waiting time; having a bench can reduce the perceived waiting time by half compared to a stop without a bench. A well-equipped bus stop can entice more people to use it, thus reducing Bates' carbon footprint. "A bus shelter costs around $5,500. I want to apply for the full $2,000 grant to ultimately put this money back in the school's pocket, in the form of a well-designed bus shelter. This green fund can be a part of a larger funding package, I'm assuming that MaineDOT and the operator of this bus line will both pitch in to fund this shelter. The bus shelter should protect riders from weather elements, display proper signage and maps, equip with lighting and seating. MaineDOT also recommends installing bike racks and trash cans. The green grant can be used to achieve aspect(s) of the above objectives. " Increase comfort level when using public transportation. Reduce perceived waiting time. Encourage faculties and staff to commute using public transportation, thus reducing GHG emissions and free up parking spots.
A welcoming bus stop and bird-safe windows are among 2024 Green Grant initiatives

Friday, May 31, 2024 1:18 pm

This spring, three of four $2,000 Green Innovation Grants — totalling $8,000 — helped fund or start three new sustainability initiatives at Bates: a bus stop, bird-safe window treatment and recycling signs for residence-hall rooms.

What’s in a Name: Montello

Friday, June 17, 2022 4:12 pm

A residential area just north of campus, Montello is the name of a street, a rise of land familiar to generations of Bates joggers, and once home to two commercial mineral springs.

What’s in a Lewiston Name: Thorne

Thursday, October 21, 2021 12:20 pm

The name "Thorne" goes deep into Lewiston history, providing half the name of the nearby Thorncrag Nature Sanctuary.

What’s in a Lewiston Name: Sabattus

Friday, August 13, 2021 10:47 am

This occasional BatesNews feature explores the stories, facts, and figments behind common place names in the Lewiston-Auburn area.

What’s in a Lewiston name: Luiggi’s

Thursday, February 25, 2021 9:34 am

A favorite Bates haunt since the 1950s, Luiggi’s Pizzeria is named for its founder, Luiggi Carmine Talarico.

Video: Lewiston’s Matt Charest is a Bobcat for life

Friday, February 7, 2020 11:06 am

From swim camp to Lewiston High School to Bates, senior swim captain Matt Charest's connections to the community run deep.

Sankofa presents Invisible WomenPerformance. Sankofa presents an opportunity for the Bates and Lewiston communities to witness the work of Bates students creating a message to be valued and reflected upon. For Sankofa 2020, the show will focus on the stories and perseverance of women of color that are ignored within the Bates and Lewiston community. SOLD OUTSchaeffer Theatre
Video: Sankofa on MLK Day, where ‘reality isn’t a one-way street’

Friday, January 24, 2020 12:04 pm

This setting of this year's Sankofa show, presented on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, was the mythical Mays College — an intentional allusion to Benjamin Mays, Class of 1920.

What’s in a Bates Name: Libbey

Friday, November 8, 2019 11:15 am

Dedicated 110 years ago, Libbey Forum was donated to Bates by Lewiston mill owner and entrepreneur W. Scott Libbey.

My first job: summer cop in Lewiston in 1972

Thursday, June 27, 2019 9:58 am

For Mac Herrling '72, working as a summer Lewiston cop seemed like a good way to get a clue about life beyond campus.

What’s in a Lewiston Name: Frye

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 3:22 pm

Home to cozy student houses, a hopping social scene, and the campus coffeehouse, Frye Street is named for an illustrious Lewiston family.

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