One of the largest concert promoters in New England is partnering with Bangor to bring a new concert series to town one that promises some pretty big names.Live Nation and New England Concerts say they’ve already booked country superstsar Alan Jackson to perform on the Bangor waterfront September 10th.The band Celtic Woman will perform July 28th.
Bangor Water District will begin installing a new water main along Mount Hope Avenue in Bangor next Monday.The project is expected to take about a month.The new line is being installed to improve the integrity of water service on a section of the pipe that has experienced several breaks.Folks with questions can call the water district at 947-4516.
Bangor library’s summer music series kicks-off Tuesday night.Tuesday’s performance starts at 7 and will feature the Bangor Band, one of the oldest bands in the country.all concerts start at 7 and will either be in Pierce Park next to the library or on the children’s room patio.
More than 60 houses in Waldo County will be getting upgrades.Thanks to the Swan Lake Workcamp.More than 400 volunteers will be doing the repair work starting July fifth.But they still need donations for lumber and hardware for the repairs.For more information you can call Patricia Keyes at 338-6919.
Maine’s Cobscook Bay has proven to be a deadly place for fishermen in recent years.So, for the first time in a long time, surveys are being done of the ocean floor in the bay to see what hazards may lie beneath the surface.Meghan hayward boarded the survey boat Tuesday.Since December 2008, there have been seven fishing-related deaths in Maine’s Cobscook Bay.The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has been called in by maine fishing communities to conduct surveys of the area.
The Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms says federal agents shot and killed a man Tuesday morning in Old Orchard Beach.ATF spokesman Michael Campell said a SWAT team went to a home on Sandy Circle at about 6 a.m to arrest 59-year-old Thomas Mayne.
A Mexico woman was killed in an accident in Carthage early this morning.Officials with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department say 19-year old Angela Bordeau was driving along Route 142 when her vehicle left the road.Police say speed and alcohol appear to be factors in the accident.The accident is still under investigation.
Augusta Police believe they’ve nabbed the two men responsible for robbing a pharmacy Sunday.A pharmacist at the CVS store on Capitol Street says a man came in and showed a note demanding oxycontin.Several hours of investigating and a brief foot chase led to the capture of 22-year-old Lance Szady of Augusta.Police say he had oxycontin on him.
The death of a man found in an apartment in Auburn is being called suspicious.State Police say a woman, who lived with the man in the apartment on Myrtle Street called 911 around 5:30 Monday morning.Police say the man was in his early twenties, but haven’t released his name.They say it’s suspicious because they haven’t determined a cause.The body has been taken to the State Medical Examiner for an autopsy.
A man who was seen choking a woman on Columbia Street in Bangor is heading to jail.40-year-old Stephone Ross was sentenced on Monday to spend a week behind bars.He pled guilty last week in a Penobscot County courtroom.In April, a witness told police he saw Ross attack a woman outside an apartment building near Autumn and Ohio Streets.Ross was charged with domestic violence assault.
Maine’s court system is warning of an identity fraud scam by con artists claiming to work for the courts.Spokeswoman Mary Ann Lynch says people have reported getting calls saying there’s an arrest warrant for them for failing to report for jury duty.She says the caller asks for a social security number and date of birth to verify information before canceling the arrest warrant.In some instances, the caller has reportedly asked for credit card numbers.Lynch says no one from the Maine court system would request personal information over the phone.
One of Waterville’s most historic sites is getting a face lift.Head of Falls will undergo construction to improve access to the area.The $360,000 project will include improvements to the Two Cent Bridge, making it wheelchair accessible.The bridge is the last toll foot bridge in the U.S.Trails will also be added to connect to other trails in the community.Waterville’s City Manager says this is an area along the Kennebec that’s been underutilized for too long.
Folks gathered at the Bangor waterfront Monday evening for the annual flag day celebration.There were several performances to honor our nation’s flag including music from the Dirigo Wind band, dancing from the students of the Mary Drew School of Dance, and of course the national anthem, sung this year by 6th grader Rae Costlow.Two of the Bangor Troop Greeters were also present.Mary Drew, who has been dubbed the “flag lady,” organized the event and says that the celebration has a simple, but very important purpose.