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Upcoming stories for Monday, Aug. 30, 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 call 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in mind that due to the uncertainties of reaching sources and the need to cover breaking news every story listed may not be published today.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 Monday, Aug. 30:

A local man arrested Saturday after allegedly firing shots in his grandmother’s backyard in Holden is due in court today in Bangor. Daniel Day, 25, of Bangor, is charged with robbery, aggravated reckless conduct and criminal mischief. Reporter: Judy Harrison

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After a memorable weekend that included near-perfect weather, organizers of the American Folk Festival are busy counting the money that flowed in through donations. Was it enough to put the annual event on the Bangor Waterfront in the black? Reporter: Eric Russell

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The Good Shepherd Food Bank is hosting a hunger summit later this month in Orono. Community leaders and organizations will gather to find ways to help feed the estimated 175,000 Maine residents who don’t know when or where they will get their next meal. The event will be held Sept. 16 at the Black Bear Inn and Conference Center. Reporter: Dawn Gagnon

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The City of Rockland is getting a lot of money to make walking in the downtown area safer for pedestrians. How are planners trying to make that happen? How dangerous has Rockland been for pedestrians in the past? How much will all this cost? Reporter: Abigail Curtis

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This fall, the University of Maine at Presque Isle is offering a new associate’s degree-program designed to prepare individuals who want to work in the field of special education as teacher aides. The degree, the first of its kind in Maine, is aimed at satisfying federal mandates for personnel working in special education, both under the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 and the Disabilities Education Act of 2004. Reporter: Jen Lynds

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In Sports, reporter Larry Mahoney will offer his weekly report on local auto racing.

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