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Plans for New Bangor Arena Move Forward 

Plans continue to move forward for a new arena in Bangor.The Bangor city council finance committee discussed a proposal by the Eastern Maine Development Corporation regarding the new arena on Monday night.The project calls for replacing the auditorium first, then working on the civic center portion of the building.It’s a $50,000,000 deal.E.M.D.C. says it will seek out funding opportunities to help fill in the financial gap plaguing the project. “It’s important that the public and business leaders in this community understand that it is a huge asset for this region that we have this facility,” Said E.M.D.C. member Michael Aube at Monday’s meeting.The finance committee voted Monday to send the issue to a full committee meeting.