Now that a date has been set for a vote on a new Bangor arena, a citizen’s group that supports the project discussed it’s next move to promote it.But those who collected enough signatures to force the referendum say Bangor residents should look closely at the money involved.Supporters of a new arena say voters should look at an independent study they had done on the impact of such a facility.”The numbers are staggering, 26.8 million dollars in annual economic activity for the region.
The past year has been difficult for kindergarten teacher Sara Devine and her aunt Kelli Okyere.These two women not only share blood, they share an experience that has brought them closer.Both of them are battling breast cancer.”Because of my age, and my lifestyle I always ate healthy, I never thought it could happen to me,” Sara said as we spoke with her at her home in Winterport.”I thought it meant that I was going to die, I panicked, I worried about my family,” Kelli said as she recounted her initial shock when she received the news that she had breast cancer.Sara noticed a lump when she was breast feeding her then newborn son, Brock.She was just 32 years old.”I just thought of my boys and my husband and my family and my future and my job and just my life and what was going to happen,” she said.Fear, uncertainty and disbelief all went through her mind, but Sara says seeing her aunt battle the illness first hand gave her strength.
A deal between the former Stinson Cannery in Gouldsboro and a Massachussets based lobster company has been finalized.The President and CEO of Bumble Bee Foods, Chris Lischewski issued a statement saying the sale of the former Stinson facility to Live Lobster company was formally closed Wednesday afternoon.One hundred thirty people lost their jobs when Bumble Bee closed the plant in April of last year.
A man from Knox who faces manslaughter charges in the shooting death of his friend is out of jail.19-year-old Luke Bryant is accused of shooting 19-year-old Tyler Seaney of Glenburn in Bryant’s Knox apartment on February 19th.The Medical Examiner’s Office says Seaney died of a gunshot wound to the neck.Court documents say Bryant told police he was trying to scare Seaney by pulling the trigger on what he thought was an unloaded gun.Bryant appeared in a West Bath court via video last Friday.He made his bail of 25-thousand dollars cash this week and was released from the Two Bridges Regional Jail in Wiscasset.
A State Police Trooper is facing an arraignment Thursday on 13 charges.Gregory Vrooman was indicted in February on charges stemming from four different incidents that happened between May and December of 2010, involving a girl under the age of 14.The 24 year police veteran was indicted on one count of tampering with a witness and four counts of unlawful sexual touching, which face a maximum sentence of five years.
Three people escaped injury in Hallowell Wednesday when the roof of the Kennebec Ice Arena collapsed.The arena was built in 1970.Witnesses say the entire 240 foot long roof collapsed a little after three Wednesday afternoon.The initial belief is heavy snow and ice on the roof is to blame.The three people inside told investigators they heard a loud vibration before the collapse.The force of the collapse was so severe that there is debris everywhere including insulation stuck in nearby trees.The arena is used by high school and club hockey team along with public ice skating sessions.
Bangor city councilors have sets dates for two public votes: one on a new arena, and the other on combining dispatch services.At Wednesday night’s meeting, May 4th was chosen as the date for Bangor residents to head to the polls and decide whether they want a new arena in Bangor.A group of local citizens pushed for the referendum.
THERE IS A ROAD CLOSURE IN SKOWHEGAN THURSDAY MORNING.THERE WAS AN ACCIDENT WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT THE INTERSECTION OF ROUTE 104, 201 AND ROUTE 2.ACCORDING TO THE ROAD COMMISSIONER, DRIVERS CAN’T GET THROUGH THE SOUTHBOUND LANE ON 201 AS OF 7 O’CLOCK THURSDAY MORNING.HE EXPECTS THE ROAD TO BE CLOSED FOR MOST OF THE THRUSDAY.SO IF YOU CAN AVOID THAT AREA, PLEASE DO SO.