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Upcoming stories for Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2010

By Michael J. Dowd, BDN Staff

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in mind that due to the uncertainties of reaching sources and the need to cover breaking news every story listed may not be published today.

For Tuesday, Aug. 24:

Acadia Hospital in Bangor is being investigated by OSHA for reported injuries to workers at the psychiatric facility. Just how many injuries have occurred and what is the hospital doing to address the investigation and the concerns of employees? Reporter: Meg Haskell

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The Sebasticook Valley Community Center in Newport has announced it will cease operations Aug. 31 after decades of providing a wide range of recreational opportunities for area residents. This comes on the heels of a long-running controversy involving financial accountability at the center. Reporter: Chris Cousins

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The U.S. Coast Guard and members of Ocean Renewable Power Co. are teaming up today to demonstrate the “nation’s most robust tidal energy program” by providing state officials with a close look at a working tidal turbine off of Eastport. Among those on the boat trip are Gov. John Baldacci and Rep. Mike Michaud. Is tidal power a significant part of Maine’s energy future? Reporter: Rich Hewitt

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Independent gubernatorial candidate Kevin Scott addresses members of the Bangor Rotary today at noon. What’s his vision for Maine and what do local business people want from their next governor? Reporter: Chris Cousins

Have feedback? Want to know more? Send us ideas for follow-up stories.

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