Stories we’re working on today

Posted Oct. 27, 2010, at 11:15 a.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in mind that due to the uncertainties of reaching sources and the need to cover breaking news every story listed may not be published today.

There’s a gubernatorial candidates forum tonight in Bangor that will be televised live and streamed to 20 high schools around the state where voters are invited to gather. The main topic is education. We’ll cover all the angles. Reporter: Kevin Miller

With the help of several fishermen, scientists are hoping to get a better idea of how many herring usually can be found in the inner part of the Gulf of Maine. What they find could have implications for Maine’s lobster industry, which contributes hundreds of millions of dollars each year to the state economy and which heavily depends upon the availability of herring for its bait supply. Reporter: Bill Trotter

A report-card listing of environmentally sustainable colleges and universities released Wednesday has news that some might consider surprising – the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor only received a “B” grade and didn’t make the top tier of schools. UMaine also received a B. What does it take to get an A grade if a college that offers degrees in human ecology and has a carbon-neutral graduation ceremony can’t? Reporter: Abigail Curtis

A nudity ordinance is headed to voters tonight in Sangerville. The ordinance was drafted in response to an effort by a resident to open a “gentlemen’s club” in the Piscataquis County town. We’ll have results. Reporter: Diana Bowley

Weighing almost 473 pounds, Chad Ridge, 36, of Rockland says people always are giving him advice. They tell him to try specific diets, get gastric bypass surgery, or try out for TV’s “The Biggest Loser.” He didn’t make it on the show, but Ridge has started what is growing to be a community-wide weight loss effort to help him shed the pounds. Reporter: Macey Hall

In Sports, we’ll cover local high school soccer playoffs.

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