- Associated Press - Monday, August 22, 2016

ROME, Maine (AP) - State police are investigating after authorities say about $2,300 in tools were stolen from a construction site in Rome that is expected to become a retreat for veterans who were injured during combat.

The Travis Mills Foundation is renovating the former summer home of Elizabeth Arden, which was built in 1929. The group bought it last year and plans to convert it into a lodge that will be accessible through various types of wheelchairs.

The group says workers on Monday noticed tools - including hand saws and nail guns - had disappeared.

The tools belong to Above and Beyond LLC, a Lewiston-based company that’s in charge of the renovation project.

More than $10,000 in tools were also taken from one of the group’s sites in April 2014.



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