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Posted on: February 10, 2017

Mayors Send Letter to New England Patriots Asking for Super Bowl Celebration Visit

On behalf of the Cities of Bangor, Brewer, and Portland, Mayors Joe Baldacci, Kevin O’Connell, and Ethan Strimling sent a letter this week to New England Patriots Chairman and CEO Robert Kraft congratulating the team on its record-breaking Super Bowl win, and asking if the team would visit and exhibit the Lombardi Trophy in the Cross Insurance facilities in Bangor and Portland. 

“Maine has a proud tradition of supporting the New England Patriots, and our cities have a shared connection with one of the Patriots’ proud supporters, the Cross Insurance Agency. Just last month, the patriarch of this agency turned 100 years old, and it would be a great honor for the Bangor-Brewer and Portland communities if the team would visit to celebrate their fifth Super Bowl win,” said Joe Baldacci, Mayor of Bangor. 

“This year’s Super Bowl was truly historic for the New England Patriots, and given the love for the team here in Maine, I’m delighted to support this request,” said Ethan Strimling, Mayor of Portland. “I look forward to helping out in any way to see if we can make it happen.” 

Brewer Mayor Kevin O’Connell added, “Roger that.” 

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