Penobscot County District and Superior Court Moving to New Building 

After more than a century of court cases at the old Penobscot County Superior Court the Stephen James case was the final one to be heard there.Over the next week, both the District and Superior Courts will move to a new facility on Exchange Street in Bangor.The current courthouse was built in 1902.District Attorney Chris Almy has been involved in many cases in the building.His first trial took place there.He says he has mixed feelings about the move to the new courthouse.”When we all go over to that new courthouse, we sort of stand there in awe of what they have. But at the same time we’re somewhat depressed by the fact that they didn’t see fit to give the public’s representatives adequate space.”Almy says they’ve been given one-thousand square feet to accommodate twenty-two people.Because of the move, there will be a change of hours for both the District and Superior Courts.Temporary Change of Court Hours and LocationThe temporary hours for Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. November 16-18 and November 20thare at the Bangor District Courthouse and the Clerk’s offices will be open from 1 pm to 4 pm only.The temporary hours for Thursday November 19 are at the Bangor District Courthouse and the Clerk’s offices will be open from 8 am to 4 pm.On Monday November 23, all Bangor District Court and Penobscot County Superior Court matters will be handled at the new facility located at 78 Exchange Street in Bangor.The phone number for all courts is 561-2300