Plans to Build New Bangor Arena May Include a Local Company 

The city of Bangor is considering hiring a Maine company to help prepare for the possible construction of a new 5,400-seat arena. The city council’s finance committee on Monday approved hiringCianbro Corp. of Pittsfield to handle all preconstruction servicesassociated with the design and building of the new arena, whichcould be expanded to 7,400 seats. The full city council is expected to approve the decision for the $175,000 preconstruction services contract next week. Estimates for the first phase of the arena project range from $40 million to $55 million. A second phase would cost an estimated $10 million to $15 million. (AP)