ORONO, Maine — Maine officials are concerned an annual day of celebration for the University of Maine has become an issue.

Orono Police Chief Josh Ewing says Maine Day has become a day where students drink all day and become a nuisance for police and residents. WABI-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2jitf3Y ) that Maine Day is an unofficial holiday for students to mark the end of the year.

Ewing told town officials Monday night that he has met with officials at UMaine and area landlords to work on changing the perception of Maine Day.

Ewing says he thinks they can change the idea of Maine Day to be more about philanthropy and community service as opposed to partying.

Information from: WABI-TV, http://www.wabi.tv

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