Pieces of the World Trade Center have found homes at two fire departments in Maine.Portions of steel beams from that destroyed building will be put in place at fire houses in Auburn and Farmingdale to serve as memorials to those killed in the 2001 terrorist attacks.Thursday morning Auburn firefighter Julian Beale will be picking up the steel in New York to bring back to Maine.
Bangor city councilors voted in favor of taking another step forward in hiring a national management firm to oversee the new Bangor arena.They voted 8-1 Monday night in favor of initiating contract negotiations with the company Global Spectrum.Councilors hope to break ground on the arena sometime next month.
A Dexter man is charged with domestic abuse after his son says he threatened him with a handgun.William Melvin, 58, was arrested Sunday after police were called to the house he shares with his son on Upper Garland Road.According to police Melvin struck his 19-year-old son in the face with a handgun and threatened to harm him.The son also says his father chased him on the lawn trying to hit him with an ax handle.We’re told the son suffered minor injuries.
The Bangor city council approved the budget for 2011-2012 at Monday night’s meeting.The final vote was 8-to-1 in favor of the $88-million dollar plan.The tax rate will not change for city residents this year, and Councilor Gerry Palmer thinks Bangor is the only community in Maine and possibly New England to build a new arena and keep the tax rate flat.Five and a half jobs have been eliminated to reach this budget, but no one is going to lose their jobs.
It’s been a week since an elderly woman was killed in her apartment during a home invasion in Farmington.The victim’s family came forward Tuesday, her daughter made an emotional plea to find the person responsible.Julie Shaw held back tears as she addressed the media Tuesday afternoon in front of the Margaret Chase Smith Apartments on Fairbanks Road where 81-year-old Grace Burton lived for ten years.Shaw revealed her mother had been battling bone cancer and thought the disease would take her life.On Tuesday, June 21st, authorities say someone forced their way into Burton’s home and stabbed her during a home invasion.She later died at the hospital.Lt.
A night of music will help support a local organization.The Downeast Salmon Federation is hosting a benefit concert this week.Singer Slaid Cleaves will be performing at the Ellsworth Grand, Saturday.He’ll be joined by special guest Angeline the Baker.The concert starts at 7:00 p.m.Tickets are $15.00 for adults, and $7.50 for kids under twelve.You can buy tickets by visiting the Grand’s website at grandonline.org, or by calling the Downeast Salmon Federation at 483-4336.