Public weighs in on Westbrook outdoor concert proposal


WESTBROOK, Maine

(NEWS CENTER) -- Seeing the success of the Waterfront Concerts in Bangor, several Southern Maine communities have considered outdoor concert venues of their own.

In Westbrook, plans to put an outdoor pavilion in the Riverbank Park are moving forward.

City officials say they were approached by a well-known, but so far, unnamed concert promoter months ago. They've drawn up plans to put a stage next to the American Legion building, and have 25 covered seats with space for an additional one thousand people standing.

The city has not detailed the cost, or how they'd pay for it -- but are seeking public input before presenting a proposal to the city council.

In a meeting Thursday night, some neighbors worried about noise, traffic, and parking.

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Hello Maine Maple Sunday

PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - Today is Maine Maple Sunday!

Sugar houses all over the state of Maine are opening their doors to show you the process of maple syrup starts as sap and ends up on your breakfast table.

Follow this link to the Maine Maple Producers Association to find a sugar house near you.

LINK TO MAINE MAPLE SUNDAY EVENTS

We would love to see photos of your visits. Send a photo to photos@WCSH6.com, post on our WCSH 6 Facebook page or find us on Twitter @WCSH6.

 

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Extreme athletic competition 'Tough Mudder' coming to Maine

WESTBROOK, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- More than 15,000 athletes and another 10,000 spectators are expected to descend upon the city of Westbrook the weekend of August 23 & 24 for the first ever Tough Mudder competition to be held in the Pine Tree State.

"The interesting thing about the Tough Mudder is it is part of a trend towards more adventure style outdoor racing, and so this is not really a race, it is more of an obstacle course, a military style obstacle course, and kind of a test of your endurance and a way to demonstrate some teamwork with other people you like to do athletic things with," explained Westbrook's Assistant City Administrator, Bill Baker.

Baker has experience helping organize events like this elsewhere, and has been working behind the scenes for the better part of a year to lure the event to his community.