Bangor City Council

A Maine city councilor says she's looking into how Bangor could cut ties with contractors previously convicted of violent crimes.

Bangor Councilor Sarah Nichols says she's proposing language that would allow the city to get out of a contract if the other party's principal contract holder committed crimes like domestic violence, sexual assault and others. The move comes after the council voted in favor of a contract with concert promoter Alex Gray in September, who pleaded guilty to domestic violence charges one month later.

BANGOR, Maine -- Members of the Bangor City Council fast-tracked an order imposing an immediate six-month moratorium against the construction of any new psychiatric facilities in the area after a unanimous vote Monday night.

The action came in response to plans advanced by the LePage administration to build a 21-bed “step-down” forensic psychiatric facility on Hogan Road.