Orono and the University of Maine cooperate in
providing a variety of local services, including fire protection
and wastewater collection and treatment. The University's and Town's
recreational trails intersect, creating an extensive network for local
and area residents and visitors. The Town and University jointly plan
and fund the Black Bear Orono Express, the shuttle bus operated by BAT Community Connector that runs between Downtown Orono and the University campus.
Orono is also a live learning laboratory for students. Students
learn while providing valuable services to the Town. Recent examples:
Assistance in preparing a marketing plan for Downtown Orono, in cooperation with the Orono Village Association (Business School)
If you are a student or faculty member at the University and have an
idea that will help meet a Town need while providing a learning or
research opportunity, contact the Town Manager or the Town department in
your area of interest.