15 Sep Midcoast News September 15, 2015
At the Pentagon, they are considering the possible cancellation of construction of the U-S-S Lyndon B. Johnson, the last of three Zumwalt-class destroyers, being built at Bath Iron Works, and already more than 40 percent complete. Bloomberg News say it’s a question to be reviewed in the next few weeks in the Pentagon’s independent cost-assessment office. A cancellation could affect not only employment levels at Bath Iron Works, but could also impact numerous businesses supporting the shipyard or operating within its supply chain.
The federal transportation department is doling out over a million dollars for development and upgrades at a hangar building at Brunswick Executive Airport. Steve Levesque, the overseer of the redevelopment of the former naval air station, says the airport is critical to the re-population effort.
93-year-old Concettina Miller of Topsham is listed in critical condition at Maine Medical Center in Portland with serious injuries after a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Bath Road and Jordan Avenue in Brunswick. Police say the woman was the driver of a car pulling onto Bath Road and headed for Cooks Corner–a car which headed directly into the path of a pick-up truck, driver of which did not have time to avoid a collision.