Bangor City Councilors will meet Monday night, and take another step forward in building the new arena.Councilors are expected to approve another contract for the architects hired to design the new facility.The Denver, Colorado based company has been on board since the beginning, according to City Councilor Gerry Palmer.Cianbro will build the arena.Palmer says the city still hopes to break ground by July, with a soft opening planned for the 2013 Bangor State Fair.
He might not be wanted by the FBI anymore, but Whitey Bulger is wanted, on t-shirts.T-shirts being made in Maine.They say any publicity is good publicity.” We just both brainstorm, come up with some ideas and whichever one sticks, sticks and we go with it,” said Robert Berg, owner of Berg Sportswear in Corinna.At Berg Sportswear, owner Robert Berg often teams up with conservative talk show host Howie Carr.” We’ve been doing shirts for Howie Carr for about 10 years,” said Berg.Last week, one of the FBI’s most wanted was caught.” I really thought that Whitey Bulger was another Jimmy Hoffa.
Life behind bars.That’s the punishment handed down to a Bangor man Monday, for taking the life of a teenager nearly two years ago along the Bangor waterfront.36-year-old Colin Koehler was sentenced for the murder of 19-year old Holly Boutilier.===”To every extent, this amounts to nothing more or less than a killing,” said Assistant Attorney General Andrew Benson inside the courtroom.
State Fire Investigators say a fire in Bangor Friday night was accidental: caused either by an electrical problem, or combustibles stored near a lamp.Firefighters say when they arrived on scene, there was light smoke showing.But when they went inside, crews found a large fire in the basement.They were able to knock it down quickly and we’re told the flames did not extend to any other part of the house.Everyone made it out safely.
State Fire Investigators say a lightning strike is the cause of an early morning fire in Bangor Saturday.Crews were called to Center Street around 6 a.m.Firefighters say heavy smoke was showing when they arrived and there were a lot of flames in the attic space.One firefighter was hurt when a board fell from the roof.
Maine is approaching the 20-year anniversary of what many remember as the worst state government crisis in modern times: the shutdown.The 1991 legislative session was marked by plummeting revenues and a long-festering partisan division over workers’ compensation.Budget negotiations hit a stalemate after then-Gov.
A Winslow High School teacher and coach is under arrest, and charged with unlawful sexual touching.Thirty-eight year old Scott Wood of Oakland is facing two counts of the crime.Police say the victim was a female student at the school and that the alleged contact occurred off school grounds.Wood was taken into custody on Friday after he turned himself in at the Winslow Police Station.Police say more charges could be coming against Wood.
The driver of a motorcycle was seriously injured Sunday afternoon in orland.Fire crews say the man, whose name has not yet been released, hit a car at the intersection of back Ridge Road and Route One.It happened around one in the afternoon.The driver of the bike was taken to a local hospital.We’re told the driver of the car was not injured.
Fire officials say a defective chimney looks to like the cause of a barn fire early this morning in Rockland.The call came in just before 2 a.m.We’re told flames could be seen coming out of the 2-story barn on Lake Avenue when crews arrived.Firefighters were able to get it out quickly, and contained the fire to a small area on the second floor.No one was injured.
(Associated Press)Maine Wildlife Officials say applications for this year’s any deer permit lottery are now available online.The Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife will be issuing more than 26,000 of the permits for this fall’s deer-hunting season.Online applications are due by midnight on August 15th, while paper applications have to be submitted by July 29th.The drawing will be held in September.
Ham amateur radio operators gathered in Hermon Sunday for a field day.It’s an opportunity for them to make sure their equipment is running correctly and practice skills.Ham radio doesn’t depend on internet or any commercial communication.This weekend they have been able to contact close to 1,000 ham operators all across the country and world.” We are there to help, it’s a great hobby and a lot of young people find it quite interesting once they discover it’s possible to communicate around the world.”To learn more about the Pine State Amateur Radio visit their website www.n1me.org.