June 21, 2018
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By Michael J. Dowd, BDN Staff

A Bangor woman who wants the city to adopt residency restrictions on certain sex offenders is upset that city councilors have not taken an up-or-down vote on her issue. New council chairwoman Susan Hawes said the proposal is not dead. We’ll find out where it stands and when a vote might occur. Reporter: Eric Russell

Although a recount of Question 1 is still pending, the future of an Oxford County casino and its potential impact on Bangor’s Hollywood Slots will likely be shaped by the newly elected Legislature. Representatives of Black Bear Entertainment, the group of southern and western Maine investors behind the casino, have maintained that the Legislature should respect voters and approve the law as it is written. Hollywood Slots wants to ensure that it will be able to add table games to its operation. We examine the arguments on both sides. Reporter: Eric Russell

The Board of Trustees of the University of Maine System today approved renovations at several campuses including the University of Maine and UM-Presque Isle. Projects include renovations to Nutting Hall and the Alfond Arena in Orono and the classroom building at UMPI. How much will the projects cost? Reporter: Judy Harrison

A Caribou man convicted earlier this year of continuing to receive his mother-in-law’s government survivor benefits for years after her death and of income tax fraud is scheduled to be sentenced at 1 p.m. today in U.S. District Court in Bangor. David Young, 61, faces up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000. He also could be ordered to pay restitution. Reporter: Judy Harrison

In Lifestyle, we feature a story on renowned choreographer and Brooksville resident Alison Chase, who will present a performance of her new company and dance works at the Collins Center for the Arts in Orono on Friday, Nov. 19. Reporter: Emily Burnham

In Sports, we follow up on the University of Maine men’s hockey team’s sweep of Northeastern and what the Black Bears expect when they head to Boston to battle Boston College Friday and Sunday.

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