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The Daily News Meeting, Sept. 8, 2010

By Michael J. Dowd, BDN Staff

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in mind that due to the uncertainties of reaching sources and the need to cover breaking news every story listed may not be published today.

Sen. Susan Collins is visiting a trucking company in Hermon today to discuss small business issues and the need for Congress to pass permanent legislation allowing heavier trucks on federal highways in Maine. The current pilot project allowing heavier trucks on I-95 expires on Dec. 17. Reporter: Judy Harrison

State officials are seeking to limit the number of scallop fishing licenses issued in Maine by setting up a formula requiring a certain number of people to leave the industry before a new person is allowed in. There are nearly 900 licensed scallop fishermen in Maine, most of whom did not fish last year to protect the fishery. The state’s scallop advisory council is worried that if too many return to the job, the fishery could be put under further strain. Reporter: Bill Trotter

The man charged last month with breaking into an Orrington gun shop and stealing a dozen firearms is scheduled to appear before a federal judge in Bangor today for a detention hearing. Corey Ryan Damon, 19, of Millinocket is facing several charges and is being held at Penobscot County Jail on $10,000 cash bail. Reporter: Judy Harrison

Friends of Acadia National Park is hoping to build trails on a roughly 200-acre property next to a site in Trenton that the Maine Department of Transportation is developing into the Acadia Gateway Center. We get local reaction to the plan. Reporter: Bill Trotter

Students at a school in Castine are excited after hearing that a bottle with a note in it they dropped into the ocean off the coast of Maine has been found by someone in the Azores. Reporter: Rich Hewitt

In our Outdoors section, the Bangor Land Trust is gearing up for its fourth annual bicycle ride along the Penobscot River. Set this year for Sept. 12, the ride through several communities that flank the river is the organization’s signature event to raise money for the stewardship of the more than 300 acres it manages and to increase the community’s awareness of the trust and its holdings. Reporter: Dawn Gagnon

In Sports, we’ll be covering high school soccer action and previewing Maine Maritime Academy’s football season.

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