A New Hangar in Bangor 

Wayne Harvey

Plans are ready to move forward for a new hangar at the Bangor Air National Guard Base.Senator Susan Collins announced last night that the appropriations subcommittee on military construction and veterans affairs voted in favor of her request for 28 million dollars towards construction.The new hangar would replace the 55-year-old building the Maine Air National Guard now uses.We’re told harsh winters have really beat up the old hangar and a new one will better protect the guard’s aircraft.President Obama had already set aside the money in next year’s budget.The spending bill must now be approved by the full appropriations committee as well as the Senate.