March 23, 2018
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Stories we’re working on today

By Michael J. Dowd, BDN Staff

John Baldacci leaves office in a few weeks after serving two terms as Maine’s governor. We ask him about his high and low points in the Blaine House; his plans for the future, and what advice he would offer incoming governor Paul LePage. Reporter: Kevin Miller

Replacement nurses arrive in Bangor today to staff Eastern Maine Medical Center during a 3-day work stoppage precipitated by stalled contract talks between the local nurses union and hospital management. The local nurses are locked out Saturday and Sunday and on strike Monday. What kind of orientation do the replacement nurses get and how does all this affect patient care at the facility? Reporter: Meg Haskell

A statewide building code goes into effect on Dec. 1 for the first time, giving blanket standards for not only what nails to use and where, but how much insulation to lay in and how to mitigate radon. Code enforcement officers and builders say there are still a lot of unanswered questions about the effects of the regulations. Reporter: Matt Wickenheiser

Lucas Clark, 15, of Northport recently shot a a 20-point buck. What’s newsworthy about that? The deer has 3 antlers coming out of one side of its head. We’ll share Clark’s hunting tale, but also add information about what might have caused the mutation. Reporter: John Holyoke

In Lifestyle, Dedham resident Suzanne Anderson crafts colorful, polymer clay jewelry, which will be on sale at the Art-Full Gifts Art and Craft Event in Northport this weekend. Reporter: Aislinn Sarnacki

In Sports, we’ll cover the big Hockey Eastcontest between Maine and Boston College tonight and look ahead to the upcoming state championship high school football games Saturday in Portland.

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