Cumberland County’s commissioners will have more of a role to play in overall management of the county-owned Cross Insurance Arena next year. Under state legislation approved this year, the commissioners will be able to raise or lower the annual budget adopted by the arena’s seven trustees. The expanded authority had been sought by the commissioners, who wanted to have a stronger hand in the finances of the Portland venue. In the 30 years from 1981 to 2011, the arena ran a deficit of $380,000.
The new minor league hockey team that will start playing at Portland’s Cross Insurance Arena next year will pay significantly higher rent for home games than its predecessor. A Portland Press Herald analysis of the deal between the team and the arena indicates that the agreement will benefit not only the taxpayer-backed venue, but also the company that manages the arena and owns the hockey team.
A Massachusetts man has been sentenced to eight years in jail for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Melson Jacques, 35, of Braintree, Massachusetts, was also sentenced Tuesday by U.S. District Judge Jon D. Levy to three years of supervised release on the charge. Jacques had pleaded guilty in March. According to court records, Jacques persuaded a drug-addicted Biddeford man in May 2015 to buy a Glock 9mm handgun for him and a drug-dealing accomplice.
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