Upcoming stories for Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2010

Posted Aug. 03, 2010, at 11:29 a.m.

Starting today, we will share with online readers a daily selection of stories our reporters and photographers are pursuing for our website and the newspaper. Fridays, we will share with you some of the stories we plan to cover over the weekend.

Beyond serving as coming attractions, this feature is an opportunity for you to comment on our coverage choices, suggest sources, ask questions or share your knowledge in order to help us keep everyone better informed.

We’re calling this “The Daily News Meeting” because the list is generated from the 10 a.m. planning meeting BDN editors conduct each weekday. We’ll post it soon after the meeting. Keep in mind that due to the uncertainties of reaching sources and the need to cover breaking news not every story listed will be published today.

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For Tuesday, Aug. 3:

At a meeting in Frankfort last night, town officials and residents discussed safety issues surrounding the Mount Waldo Quarry, where a 39-year-old Bucksport woman died Saturday after jumping into the water from a 30- to 40-foot cliff. Can anything be done to prevent a similar occurrence in the future? Reporter: Abigail Curtis.

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More than a month after the arrest of Thayne Ormsby in connection with a triple homicide in the Aroostook County town of Amity, questions remain about whether others might have been involved in the crimes. We’re checking with police on the status of the investigation. Reporter: Jen Lynds.

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MDI Bio Lab is participating in a University of New Hampshire study to use traditional fishing methods to assess the current levels of groundfish stocks in and around Frenchman Bay and to compare them to 19th century estimates. Reporter: Bill Trotter.

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City officials in Bangor are looking at private firms that could manage a proposed new arena once it is built. The discussions are in the early stages but officials like the idea of bringing a management firm on board to talk to the architect. Reporter: Eric Russell.

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Like many airports around the state, Millinocket’s airport is getting an FAA grant for improvements. What will those improvements be and how will they affect those who use the facility? Reporter: Nick Sambides Jr.

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