The head of the Bangor Waterfront Concert series says the city’s delay in finalizing a deal for next year has already cost Bangor a big-name act.Alex Gray says promoters for James Taylor decided to book a performance at the Cumberland County Civic Center, instead, because of concerns over getting a concert series contract approved in Bangor.An agreement between the city and concert organizers was postponed last month so some of the councilors could review the information further.The city is hosting a public hearing Wednesday night on the future of the concerts in Bangor.
UMaine Defensive Tackle Raibonne Charles had big dreams at the start of this season, “In pre-season, one time the Defensive Coordinator Coach, said close your eyes and envision where you want to be and it was us going into the playoffs with first round bye and now, we’re here.”Here is the quarter finals of the NCAA national tournament.After beating Appalachian State last weekend, the Black Bears are set to battle it out with the Georgia Southern Eagles.Coach Cosgrove knows the team needs to step it up this week, “We have to play even better than we did last week.”And on that front, Raibonne Charles agrees with Coach Cosgrove, “You know, they’re a real good football team, it’s going to take a lot of discipline a high level of effort, tenacity, to beat this team.”Georgia Southern may have a good football team, but at Wednesday’s pep rally, it looked like the Black Bears have better fans.Kara Capossela is one of those fans, “It’s exciting, I’m so happy for them and just like the guys are so pumped up and excited to play.”With a 9-3 record, the Black Bears have seen their ups and downs this season, but credit the loyal fans with their continued success on the field.Raibonne Charles is looking for a win, not so much for the team, but the whole state, “You know, I’m just glad people are behind us because that’s what we need because were really playing for them.
Texting and driving is dangerous…a point that was really driven home at Brewer High School Wednesday.A presentation at the school focused on risk factors that ride along with distracted driving.Texting and driving is not only dangerous, it’s also now illegal in Maine.Students signed a pledge, promising they won’t text and drive.
A group of young students at the Glenburn School were recognized Wednesday for their work in the community.Some messages just don’t sink in the first time around.”It can burn through the atmosphere and cause hazardous things,” said sixth grader, Lydia Caron.If you didn’t catch that, you’ll have nineteen other chances soon to be found all around Glenburn.”We were having a difficult time getting the word out,” said Michael O’Connor, a town council member.
A man from Hope is accusing his former company of firing him after telling Navy investigators the company was illegally selling technology to China.Eric Levitt, 47, filed a lawsuit last month in Knox County Superior Court against Sonardyne International and Sonardyne Incorporated.
(AP) – Police say the burglary suspect who escaped from a New Hampshire jail and was on the lam for five days had vowed revenge against his ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend in Maine.David Glenn Hobson was captured Tuesday evening near a grocerystore in Rochester, N.H., near the Maine border.U.S.
The Bangor City Council is holding a special meeting Wednesday (12/07/11) to discuss the future of the Bangor Waterfront Concert Series.An agreement between the city and the organizers was postponed in November so the Council could review the information further.The meeting will be held in Council Chambers start at 5:30pm.Public comments will be taken during the meeting.
Two weeks ago, Stephen King issued a challenge.If his three radio stations could raise $70,000 for their “Help Keep ME Warm” fund, he’d match it.The Pulse morning show host Pat LaMarche lived in the cold for a week, to help in the effort.
No criminal charges will be filed against a Maine truck driver in connection with a crash that killed a 12-year-old Connecticut girl.Franklin County prosecutor James Andrews reportedly said his office reviewed the police investigation of the August 17th crash in Farmington and determined there was not enough evidence to bring a vehicular manslaughter charge against Charles Willey.Andrews says the probe concluded that Willey was driving his tractor-trailer about 11 miles per hour over the speed limit when he lost control of the rig and struck a YMCA minivan.