April 21, 2018
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Stories we’re working on today

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in mind that due to the uncertainties of reaching sources and the need to cover breaking news every story listed may not be published today.

You can tell by looking in your mailbox or glancing at the TV that we are now in the heaviest week of political advertising as the Nov. 2 election looms. Which ads in the gubernatorial race are accurate and which are bunk? We’ll do some fact checking and let you know. Reporter: Kevin Miller

Last week a Millinocket woman won a lawsuit against Eastern Maine Medical Center over the way her miscarriage was treated. What is the healthcare law at the center of the case and what changes, if any, will EMMC make in its protocols as a result of the verdict? Reporter: Meg Haskell

City councilors in Bangor are expected to vote tonight on combining the city’s police and fire dispatch services with those of Penobscot County. Also, councilors will officially vote on whether to hire outside consultants to do efficiency reviews of the police and fire departments. The meeting is at 7:30 p.m. Reporter: Eric Russell

The double murder trial of a York County man began today at the Penobscot Judicial Center in Bangor with opening statements. Rory Holland, 56, of Biddeford is charged in the shooting deaths of Gage Greene, 19, and Derek Greene, 21, both of Biddeford, early on June 30, 2009. Prosecutors have said Holland pulled a handgun from his waistband and gunned down the brothers after Gage Greene pushed him. Holland has said he feared for his life and fired in self-defense. Reporter: Judy Harrison

Now that the federal government is cracking down on the illegal flood of Chinese and Indonesian coated-paper imports, U.S. Sen. Olympia Snowe has a bill pending that would beef up enforcement of the ban. Reporter: Nick Sambides Jr.

The Penobscot Theatre’s production of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is in full swing in Bangor. Lifestyle reporter Emily Burnham will share her thoughts in a review of the play.

In Sports, we’ll preview local high school field hockey and soccer playoffs.

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