27-year-old Army Sergeant Nicholas Robertson was killed earlier this month while serving as a translator in Afghanistan.
The Brewer High School graduate was a stand-out performer in the school’s jazz band.
That’s why it was an easy decision for the school to dedicate Wednesday night’s ":All City Band Concert": in his memory.
Robertson graduated ten years ago, but Brewer band director Brady Harris remembers him fondly.
The ’98 Brewer High graduate died on April 3rd in germany from injuries he suffered the day before in Afghanistan.
Visiting hours for sgt. Robertson will be held Thursday night in Brewer from 5 to 8 pm.
A funeral service will take place Friday afternoon.
Slots on Indian Island
The Maine senate has voted to pass a bill that would allow slot machines on Indian Island in Old Town….
The vote was 25 to 10 Wednesday afternoon. It now heads back to the house, since it’s been amended.
The original bill called for 400 slot machines at the Sockalexis bingo palace. That number has since been reduced to 100.
The slots would only operate during bingo weekends, eight times a year.
Penobscot Nation Chief Kirk Francis says the slots proposal is crucial for the tribe, since they’re hurting financially right now.
Governor baldacci has threatened to veto the slots bill if it reaches his desk.