Some Bangor City Council Members got a peek at the artist’s rendering of the Troop Greeter Pavilion that will be at Bangor International Airport.They decided to have the pavilion made about two years ago when the troop greeters reached the milestone of greeting one-million soldiers.It will also give soldiers flying in and out of BIA a place to stand when they are out getting fresh air.Rebecca Hupp, Director of Bangor International Airport says it will be a nice addition.” The great thing about this pavilion is it’s both for the service members and for the troop greeters.
A fire in Trenton caused traffic on Route 3 to be reduced to one lane for several hours Thursday evening.Officials say the call came in around 4 pm of a report of a grease fire.The fire was at the head of the island, near the Trenton Bridge Lobster Pound.Five departments from surrounding towns were called in to assist.Officials say they made an aggressive attack to control the fire.” Interior operations, pulling down ceiling and sockets and doing overhaul.”The fire is still under investigation.
Senator Olympia Snowe will be challenged by at least one Democrat next year.Matthew Dunlap of Old Town has filed the required paperwork with the Federal Election Commission.Dunlap is a former state lawmaker who also served as Secretary of State under Governor Baldacci.Snowe is in her third term as U.S.
Former Senate Majority Leader and Special Envoy George Mitchell is endorsing the “Yes on 1” campaign, which would restore same-day voter registration in Maine.In a statement released Wednesday by the “Yes on 1” campaign,Mitchell says same-day voter registration helps citizens to vote,and democracy is stronger when more people participate.Maine voters will decide next week whether to repeal a new statelaw that requires voters to register at least two business daysbefore an election.
Maine officials say they’ve been told by the federal government that the state will receive a major reduction in heating assistance funding this season.The Maine State Housing Authority said Tuesday it’s joiningMaine’s congressional delegation in urging Congress to approve morefunding for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).Maine Housing says the U.S.