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Progress is a continuing thing. Rarely can a single year provide both the beginning and the completion of any sizable project which has long-range aspects; and 1956 was no exception.
1956 witnessed the completion of several important projects begun earlier. Some of the most outstanding were the final decision that the so-called "Industrial Spur" -- the by-pass from the Hammond Street bulge -- would be built, and actual surveys have been made and plans have been drawn so that construction can be well started and possibly completed in 1957 or early 1958.
1956 saw a successful opening of the new swimming pool on the east side of the city, and while continued experience will improve the operation, many hours of pleasure were afforded to both children and adults by this long needed facility.
The year 1956 saw the adoption of a municipal housing code and the creation and successful beginning of an Industrial Development Department within our city government. The adoption of a plan providing group life insurance for city employees will provide protection to families of employees who die prior to retirement before pension benefits can become operative.
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City of Bangor, Maine, "Annual Report, Bangor, Maine: 1956" (1956). City of Bangor Annual Reports. 14.
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