Here are some of our coverage plans for the day. 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 it “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in mind that due to the uncertainties of reaching sources and the need to cover breaking news every story listed may not be published today.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 Thursday, Sept. 2:
Hurricane Earl is headed up the eastern seaboard and is expected to affect the coast of Maine overnight Friday into Saturday. Several members of our staff are tracking how Mainers are preparing for the storm and how Labor Day weekend events are being affected.
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The methadone clinic at Acadia Hospital in Bangor is being reorganized, resulting in some uninsured patients being discharged from the opiate addiction program. What’s the thinking behind this and what’s the reaction of those affected? Reporter: Meg Haskell
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Today is the 65th anniversary of the end of World War II. Bangor and other cities around the state are marking the occasion by ringing church bells and holding commemorative events this afternoon. Reporter: Andrew Neff
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Gubernatorial candidates Paul LePage and Eliot Cutler will debate one another tonight in Brewer during a forum sponsored by the Maine Forest Products Council and the Maine Pulp and Paper Association. Libby Mitchell was also invited, but she declined because the other two independents weren’t also invited. Reporter: Kevin Miller
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In sports, the University of Maine football team opens its season tonight with a home game in Orono against Albany. We’ll cover all the action. Reporter: Peter Warner
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The Penobscot Theatre’s season opens next week with a production of “The 39 Steps,” based on the classic Alfred Hitchcock film. We preview that show and the rest of the lineup for the upcoming season. Reporter: Emily Burnham