The company tapped to design a new Bangor arena has now come up with a plan that includes more seats and a new civic center.City councilors reviewed the latest proposal Tuesday night, which would build an arena with about 8-thousand seats, compared to 58-hundred seats in the first design.It would also get rid of the civic center and put a new building in its place.
Wednesday was an exciting day for many students across Central Maine and for a member of the TV 5 family.Meteorologist Todd Simcox’s son Connor began his first day at kindergarten and we were there as he headed off to school.Diana Bosch reports.”He was so excited to go to kindergarten that I’m surprised he wasn’t awake this morning and we actually had to wake him up,” said meteorologist Todd Simcox.It wasn’t easy waking up Connor, but once out of bed he was ready to start the day.From picking out his first day of school outfit to eating his first meal.As Connor eats his cereal, Mom and Dad watch and give him a pep talk.
The truck driver from Mattawamkeag involved in a fatal accident on Monday, died as a result of injuries sustained in that accident.An autopsy report from the State Medical Examiner’s Office says 50-year old Donald Pepin died from multiple blunt force trauma.The accident happened on I-95, just south of the Medway exit.Police are still investigating the cause of that crash.
The Bangor City Council says it is close to naming a new city manager.The council has been interviewing candidates for several months now for the position.City Council Chairman Richard Stone says city councilors will meet with their top candidate on Thursday and hope they will come to a decision.Stone is hoping both parties will agree and that the candidate will begin in mid-October.Longtime manager Ed Barrett stepped down as manager last year.
Police have charged three teenagers in connection with a recent vandalism spree in Ellsworth.Buildings and signs around the city were spray painted at some point during the weekend.Two 16-year old boys from Ellsworth and a 17-year old boy from Hancock have been charged with one count of criminal mischief.
Several memorials will be hosted Thursday throughout the country and right here in Maine to commemorate the 65th anniversary of World War II.The Cole Land Transportation Museum in Bangor will hold a celebration at its state of Maine World War II Memorial on the museum lawn.Governor John Baldacci will be on hand for Thursday’s event.It will begin at noon at the museum on Perry Road in Bangor.The event is open to the public and all veterans are invited to attend.
A man from Monmouth on trial for killing his mother pleaded guilty to murder this morning in Kennebec County Superior Court.In a surprise move, 44-year old Kenneth McDonald agreed to plead guilty to the murder charge, and in exchange, the state agrees not to pursue a sentence that exceeds 40 years.
RSU 13, which covers the Rockland and Thomaston area, is closing school early Wednesday.Superintendent Judy Lucarelli says they’re closing because of the heat.High School will be dismissed at 11:30 and the elementary school at 12:30.And Old Town High School has cancelled all after-school sports.RSU 13 also announced that school is cancelled for Thursday, due to the heat.
State and city officials gathered Tuesday night at the Brewer Medical Center.It was the ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremony for the facility.The center is a service of Penobscot Community Health Care.And provides a variety of services.They offer family medicine seven days a week and provider on-call telephone coverage over night.They also have psychiatric care and mental health counseling, along with x-rays.President of Penobscot Community Health Care, Reverend Bob Carlson, says there was a big need for the facility in Brewer.” We have grown exponentially.
Two people were sent to the hospital after an accident in Brewer Tuesday afternoon.A witness told authorities a minivan driven by 58-year-old Neil Moulton was traveling east on Route 15 when it failed to stop at a red light and ran into a pick-up driven by 52-year-old Terrence Skillins.Police say Skillins was pulling out of the parking lot of Ron’s CafÃ©…Both drivers were taken to the hospital.” We have had complaint of pain.
The Bangor Area Community Coalition is hosting a conference to help people combat addiction.On September 9th, the coalition also known as BARCC will host its Third Annual Conference on addiction recovery.There will be several workshops at the conference including working with professionals, peer support and addiction in the court system.The coalition invites not just people who are seeking recovery but everyone who is affected by addiction.
With Maine students heading back to school this week, law enforcement officials want to remind everyone to stay safe.Rebecca Wilson has been driving students to school for the past five years.She’s always surprised when people drive by her when she stops her bus.”Very frustrating because it’s all about the safety of the kids,” she said.Even though lights are flashing and there’s a giant stop sign hanging from the bus.
Bangor police say a man is recovering in the hospital after an altercation early Sunday morning.The 47-year-old man was found unconscious under the Joshua Chamberlain Bridge on Union Street.He was taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center.Police believe there were several witnesses to the incident.If you have any information, you’re asked to call Bangor police at 947-7382, ext.