The City council of Belfast has voted to remove its mayor from a mayoral coalition after she published an Op-Ed piece in a local newspaper, claiming that she has encountered ageism, sexism, and bigotry in her dealings with the city council. In a meeting last night, council members determined that they had lost confidence in Samantha Paradis’s ability to properly represent the actions of town.

The Bangor Area Homeless Shelter is looking for donations of warm clothing, that will be handed out to those in need, especially gloves, mittens, and new, warm socks. In addition, donations to their food pantry can be dropped off at the Main Street shelter, including coffee.

The family of a local man who’s in need of a kidney has started selling t-shirts with the plea, and with the contact information to help Hollis Rockwell get the Christmas gift he wants the most. Rockwell been on the transplant list for just over a year. Find more information on Hollis Rockwell’s Facebook page.

A meeting in Belfast today will address proposed hikes in the cost of riding on Maine ferries, including a possible added surcharge if ridership increases. Department of Transportation officials will host the meeting that starts at noon at the Hutchinson Center on Belmont Avenue.

The public is invited to an open house tomorrow night at the Together Place in Bangor, to view the newly remodeled interior that features artwork based on literature and the arts in the Queen City. The facility on the corner of Union and Second Streets will welcome best-selling author and Bangor High graduate Christina Baker Kline for the event that gets underway at 5:00 tomorrow afternoon.