Upcoming stories for Friday, Sept. 17

Posted Sept. 17, 2010, at 12:15 p.m.

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in mind that due to the uncertainties of reaching sources and the need to cover breaking news every story listed may not be published today.

The top candidate for the city manager’s position in Bangor has declined the job offer, according to sources close to the search process. Now the City Council will have to decide whether to go with another finalist or reopen the search. Reporter: Eric Russell

A newspaper in Florida is reporting that state officials there are looking into whether the wife of Maine gubernatorial candidate Paul LePage illegally claimed a homestead exemption on a home she purchased in Ormond Beach last year. We are attempting to contact the LePages for reaction. Reporter: Kevin Miller

A group has sprung up in Camden to oppose wind energy on Ragged Mountain. The town has been putting together a coalition to make it happen, but this group wants to make sure it doesn’t and that Camden makes anti-wind ordinances so no one else can move in. Reporter: Heather Steeves

Looking for fun things to do this fall? We offer you 25 great suggestions, everything from foliage drives and hikes, to art shows, to oyster festivals taking place around Maine. Reporter: Emily Burnham

In Sports, we’ll provide you with coverage of all the key high school football games on tap tonight, and preview the NASCAR race at Loudon, N.H., and the University of Maine football game at Syracuse.

Next week beginning on Monday we will run in-depth profiles of all five of Maine’s gubernatorial candidates as our election coverage gears up. First up: Eliot Cutler, an independent. Reporter: Eric Russell

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