TJ Tremble

TJ Tremble

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T.J. Tremble joined WVII ABC 7 and WFVX FOX 22 in March 2016.

He was raised in Bangor, attended Bangor schools and graduated from John Bapst High School. He attended the University of Maine, studying political science.

He started his news career at the Camden Herald, many years ago. He also worked for the Bangor Daily News in Rockland, Belfast and Bangor.

He entered broadcast journalism as news director for WQCB-FM, Brewer. For Many years he worked behind the scenes in radio and television.

Recently, he worked as a news reporter for Zone Radio Corporation in Bangor [WZON-AM, WKIT-FM and WZLO-FM.

He has received reporting awards from the Maine Press Association, Maine Association of Broadcasters and the Maine Associated Press Broadcasters Association.

He is married, with three adult children and two grandchildren.

BANGOR -  This  Saturday, homeless veterans have a chance for free services ranging from haircuts to flu shots.

Statistics, however, fail to tell the whole story about Maine's homeless vets.

According to the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans, statewide there are 146 military veterans who are homeless.

"Last year we had 28 come through our doors. And that's about eight percent of our population," said Boyd Kronhom, executive director of the Bangor Area Homeless Shelter.

An advocate for veterans' services says he believes many homeless veterans prefer finding their own shelter.

"They'd rather live in the woods. They're trying to stay away from people. So we're more apt to find them out and about than in a shelter," said Mike Gray, military and veteran services coordinator for Easter Seals.

Many people equate Easter Seals with children's issues, but it goes beyond that.

"I am not running out of clients. Let's put it that way. The homeless veteran issue in Bangor seems to be growing rather than shrinking," Gray said during an interview Tuesday afternoon.

After serving 20 years in the U.S. Air Force, Gray said he believed many veterans have difficulty transitioning to civilian life.

"I kind of identify in many ways. When i got out, if I didn't have somebody strong in my life who grabbed me by the scruff of my neck and pointed me in the right direction, I could have been in those same situations," said Gray.

Saturday, at Maine's Veterans' Affairs campus in Togus, homeless veterans receive free services including medical services, housing resources, legal services, as well as boots and clothing.

If you know of a homeless veteran who can use any of these services, a free bus leaves from Bangor's homeless shelter around 7 Saturday morning.

 

BANGOR -  This  Saturday, homeless veterans have a chance for free services ranging from haircuts to flu shots.

Statistics, however, fail to tell the whole story about Maine's homeless vets.

According to the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans, statewide there are 146 military veterans who are homeless.

"Last year we had 28 come through our doors. And that's about eight percent of our population," said Boyd Kronhom, executive director of the Bangor Area Homeless Shelter.

An advocate for veterans' services says he believes many homeless veterans prefer finding their own shelter.

"They'd rather live in the woods. They're trying to stay away from people. So we're more apt to find them out and about than in a shelter," said Mike Gray, military and veteran services coordinator for Easter Seals.

Many people equate Easter Seals with children's issues, but it goes beyond that.

"I am not running out of clients. Let's put it that way. The homeless veteran issue in Bangor seems to be growing rather than shrinking," Gray said during an interview Tuesday afternoon.

After serving 20 years in the U.S. Air Force, Gray said he believed many veterans have difficulty transitioning to civilian life.

"I kind of identify in many ways. When i got out, if I didn't have somebody strong in my life who grabbed me by the scruff of my neck and pointed me in the right direction, I could have been in those same situations," said Gray.

Saturday, at Maine's Veterans' Affairs campus in Togus, homeless veterans receive free services including medical services, housing resources, legal services, as well as boots and clothing.

If you know of a homeless veteran who can use any of these services, a free bus leaves from Bangor's homeless shelter around 7 Saturday morning.

 

Tuesday, 17 October 2017 08:43

List of candidates for governor grows

BANGOR - The crowd of gubernatorial candidates keeps growing.

AUGUSTA - It's been a roller-coaster ride for advocates of ranked-choice voting in Maine.

BANGOR - Okay, everyone agrees, jails aren't vacation spas.

The Penobscot County Sheriff, however, says that jail's population far exceeds state limits on a daily basis.

Wednesday, 11 October 2017 17:20

Feds grant state Real I.D. waiver

BANGOR -  Maine driver's licenses will be accepted as valid identification by the federal government. At least for several more months.

Tuesday, 10 October 2017 17:24

Rising use of narcan

BANGOR - The use of narcan by Bangor area first responders has been increasing drastically during the past couple of years.

ORRINGTON - It's fairly common to replace old windows on a house or business. But an effort to do just that at the Orrington town office is causing a bit of a stir in that town.

BLUE HILL - Nicaragua is the second poorest country in the western hemisphere, according to the U.S. State Department.

Tuesday, 03 October 2017 16:35

Fire fatalities on rise so far in 2017

ORONO - So far this year, fire has killed more people than during the same time period last year.

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