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He also is starting to acclimate himself to Greater Bangor. He has met some city officials, including council Chairman Frank Farrington, one of the local people with whom he had dinner Wednesday night.

He already knows, for example, that one says "Bang-gore" and not "BANG-er" when referring to the Queen City and that "wicked" has an entirely different meaning in this part of the country.

And yes, he has done a drive-by of the home of one of the city's best-known residents, author Stephen King, during a windshield tour of the area with a driver from his Odlin Road hotel.

"My wife is a huge fan of Stephen King's," he said.