Another concert has been announced for this summer’s Bangor waterfront concert series.The band has added the Queen City to their 50th anniversary tour, reuniting surviving members Brian Wilson, Mike Love and Al Jardine for the first time in more than two decades.They’ll be joined by two other longtime bandmates.The boys will hit town on Friday, June 22nd.Tickets for the event go on sale Friday, February 24th at noon, and will be available at the venue box office in Mark’s Music in Brewer, through Ticketmaster, charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000, or online at waterfrontconcerts.com.
The 86-year-old Waldo-Hancock Bridge that spans the Penobscot River in the shadow of its modern replacement is coming down.Maine transportation officials say removal of the suspension bridge linking Verona Island and Prospect is expected to begin in the late summer, more than five years after the Penobscot Narrows Bridge opened.The $7.6 million removal project is expected to take nearly a year, with the bulk of the deconstruction occurring next fall and winter in order to minimize effects on endangered fish and birds that live and breed on or below the bridge.Douglas Coombs, assistant project manager with the Maine Department of Transportation, tells the Bangor Daily News the agency plans to solicit bids for the project in mid-June with prep work beginning by mid August or early September.
Foul play is not suspected in the death of a Massachusetts man whose body was found in Bingham.Police say Ernest Sayers, 61, of Massachusetts had been living in the area with his girlfriend.Police got a call just before Sunday morning about a man found face down in a driveway on Baker Street.They say Sayers was not dressed properly for the cold weather.Autopsy results have not yet been released .
Real Maine Weddings Magazine wants to give a lucky couple the wedding of their dreams.The magazine will be giving away a wedding worth a hundred thousand dollars.It will be set in Portland and will include everything including the venue, flowers, dress, and entertainment.This is the second year for the contest.
A Bangor-based quartet is spreading the love on Valentine’s Day a song at a time.The Essex Street Junction played the role of cupid Tuesday surprising folks throughout Bangor by singing classic love songs.Lucky lovebirds not only got a song, but a rose and a box of chocolate.The quartet is part of the Mainely Music Chorus.
The attorney general says it was reasonable for a Belfast officer to shoot a Swanville man last June.After an investigation, the attorney general has decided it was justified for the officer to believe he needed to use deadly force to protect himself.According to police, 27-year-old Benjamin Thompson refused to stop for Searsport police last June.
Maine environmental-health activists saythey’ll press state officials to consider a new rule eliminatingthe chemical bisphenol-A from containers of infant formula, babyand toddler foods.The Alliance for a Clean and Healthy Maine on Tuesday announceda signature collection effort to press the Board of EnvironmentalProtection for a new rule regulating bisphenol-A, which thealliance says is linked to cancer, learning disabilities andobesity.
An ER with no emergencies seems hard to picture, but it’s actually the most realistic setting for students at Kennebec Valley Community College.”They’re running it like it’s a hospital, and there are multiple patients for nursing students,” said John Malcolm, a graduate of the school.Using a mock hospital room, complete with mannequins substituting for patients, the college is creating the experience for its health care students with a new simulation lab.”It is just is a safe environment for students to learn how to interact with patients, how to critically think,” said Marcia Parker, Chair of the college’s Nursing Department.The room was funded, in part, by TD Bank’s Charitable Foundation.
An electric space heater is the cause of a fire that burned a garage in Hampden yesterday.Firefighters were called to Monroe Road around 12:30 p.m.They found smoke and some flames coming out of the front wall of the building.Crews say it took them a little while to get inside.We’re told a man who was storing things in the garage had been renting it from the owners.Part of Monroe Road was closed for a couple of hours while crews put out the fire.
Police say a teenager has confessed to smashing windows at the house in Waterville where Ayla Reynolds was reported missing in December.Nineteen-year-old Jeremy Hanson of Clinton was summonsed Monday night on charges of criminal mischief and violating conditions of release.