Upcoming stories for Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010

Posted Aug. 04, 2010, at 11:50 a.m.

As a new feature, we are sharing with online readers some of our coverage plans for the day. 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.

Keep in mind that due to the uncertainties of reaching sources and the need to cover breaking news every story listed may not be published today.

Wednesday’s stories:

With the Bangor State Fair in full swing and Lynyrd Skynyrd and Charlie Daniels due to play a much-anticipated concert at the Bangor Waterfront on Thursday evening, how are police planning to handle traffic and safety issues? How big a boost to the local economy are the attractions providing? Reporter: Eric Russell.

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A Canadian power firm is asking Maine’s Land Use Regulation Commission to delay a decision on a permit to expand the Kibby Mountain wind farm in Western Maine, likely in order to make changes in response to commissioners’ concerns. Reporter: Kevin Miller.

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The U.S. Senate is expected to vote today on a bill to extend state Medicaid assistance and provide $10 billion for education. How will Maine senators Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins vote? This morning they voted to break a GOP filibuster and advance the bill. Reporter: Mal Leary.

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Six months of upheaval has followed the suspension of Ludlow’s town manager and the seizing of financial records by the state auditor. Tuesday night, the Aroostook County town held a long-delayed annual meeting during which residents expressed the need for tighter financial regulations. 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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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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In our Lifestyle section, you’ll find a preview of the fifth annual Winterport Music Festival, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, at Abbott Park, off Route 69. And our Sports staff is closely following area youth baseball teams preparing for tournaments.

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