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New Chair Policy For “Bands on the Bricks” A Cause For Debate

May 6th, 2014 by WCBC Radio

A number of changes are in the works for the new “Bands on the Bricks” summer concerts in downtown Cumberland- however the one seeming to generate at list some debate centers on a new policy pertaining to chairs.  The new summer entertainment schedule Cumberland Comes Alive! will include a new look as a proposal moves forward to remove the brick fountain and stage from in front of the Liberty Street pavilion- and the DDC has announced that chairs will no longer be made available downtown during entertainment, as has been done in the past. With a lack of help following the retirement of former downtown co-manager Ed  Mullaney, who had access to a staff of workers, the offering of white plastic chairs will be eliminated. Those attending the concerts are asked to bring their own chairs. A number of callers to WCBC’s “Dave Norman Show” have voiced opposition to that plan, saying it will be a major inconvenience to have to carry a chair around during the downtown activities. While DDC representatives have declined to be interviewed on the subject, Mayor Brian Grim- who has been supportive of the changes- tells WCBC News that there will be limited seating opportunities made available…





 

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