Voters in Cumberland County, Maine, Tuesday will vote on a 25-year, $33 million bond plan to renovate the Cumberland County Civic Center in Portland.

Backers say that modernizing the 34-year-old sports and concert venue is essential to the economic vibrancy of southern Maine. Opponents, while acknowledging the need for repair, question the cost and immediate need, and even whether the county should be in the arena business at all.

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