The Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce is moving to make way for the city’s new arena.The chamber has been headquartered in Bass Park since 1982.It’s moving to a temporary set up near the airport, while continuting to look for a permanent spot.Chamber leaders say they support the arena project and are excited to see it come about.”This is exciting for us that the shovels are going in the ground.
A conservation project along the Androscoggin River is taking shape.The state approved a 259-thousand dollar grant for a project between Verso Paper Corporation’s Androscoggin Mill and the Androscoggin Land Trust.The mill plans to donate or sell 13-thousand acres of land along the river for recreational use.
School may be out for the summer, but kids in Hampden are keeping busy with some high flying fun.The zipline has become the most popular activity at the Bangor Y’s summer camp.It was added this year thanks to donations from Bangor Hydro and NH Bragg.Camp counselors went through extensive training to help keep things safe.They say the zipline is more than just fun, it’s a personal challenge for the campers to step out of their comfort zones and conquer their fears.”If you’re staying inside the safety zone you’re never stretching yourself you don’t learn you have to step out of that comfort zone to get the most value out of your experiences,” said Camp Counselor John Aidney.The zipline is for campers ages five through twelve.WABI’s own Diana Bosch took a ride on the zip line.
Maine’s highest court has upheld the attempted murder conviction of a man from Bangor.36-year-old David Archer was sentenced to thirteen years in prison last summer for stabbing his ex-girlfriend.He appealed the conviction, his lawyer claiming that some testimony from Archer’s mother should not have been admitted at trial.In court, Archer’s mother said he told her he would kill his ex-girlfriend when he saw her with a new boyfriend.The Maine Supreme Court unanimously upheld the conviction.
A man from Island Falls who’s accused of a sex crime against a minor pleaded guilty Thursday to failing to register as a sex offender when he moved to Maine.36-year-old Robert Goguen was required to tell the state when he came to Maine two years ago that he was a convicted sex offender because of a crime he committed in Connecticut in 1996.Goguen originally pleaded not guilty but changed his plea in federal court in Bangor.
It’s the end of an era for millions of fans nationwide.The final installment of the Harry Potter series hits the big screen tonight, and at the Bangor Mall Cinemas, the magic begins at midnight.Doors will open at ten tonight for muggles who were lucky enough to get a ticket.The theater sold out all five of its midnight shows days ago.And Thursday, ticket holders will get to enjoy face painting, homemade wizarding treats and a visit from some Hogwarts characters.It’s a night the cinema’s General Manager, Susan Bragdon, says is fun for everyone, young and old.”Lots of buzz, lots of fun.
Snacking has an undeserved bad rep!Â Contrary to popular belief, snacking doesn’t make you fat.Â Snacking can keep you satisfied between meals enabling you to eat smaller portions at mealtime.Â And when you are a savvy snacker and know what to chose for snacks you get a big burst of flavor, a lot of important nutrients, and not many calories.Â Jackie Conn, from Weight Watchers shares her favorite summer snacks with us!Jackie’s Top 5 Summer Snack Choices1.
The Bucksport Police Department needs your help in their search for a man who allegedly stole a woman’s purse from a convenience store.These are surveillance pictures from the Irving Store on Route One.Bucksport police say the man in the picture wearing a black baseball cap stole a purse off the counter of the store.The incident happened back in May.If you have any information, contact Sgt.