June 20, 2018
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By Michael J. Dowd, BDN Staff

There are environmental concerns at the former Moosehead manufacturing plant in Monson. Maine businesswoman Louise Jonaitis has finalized the purchase of the equipment but the bank still owns the property because of the concerns. The Piscataquis County economic development office is working with the town in collaboration with Jonaitis to do an environmental study of the property. Once the environmental hazards are identified, the town will seek clean-up funds so the plant can operate. The hazards include some chemicals that were stored on site. Reporter: Diana Bowley

Bangor city councilors will hold another workshop tonight on a proposal to create residency restrictions for certain sex offenders. The idea at first was met favorably, but as councilors have learned more, support has waned. The council will either kill it tonight or send it to a formal vote. Reporter: Eric Russell

Bargainers for Eastern Maine Medical Center and the unionized nurses who work there are meeting today with a federal mediator to try and reach a contract agreement. Reporter: Meg Haskell

Court documents reveal some but not all of the details in a scam that matched up immigrants hoping to gain American citizenship more quickly with spouses. One of the two men charged with hatching the scheme is due in U.S. District Court in Bangor today. The other man disappeared about a week before his trial was to have begun in Bangor. Reporter: Judy Harrison

In Lifestyle, we’ll preview the play “8 Reindeer Monologues,” a dark comedy, scheduled at the Grand Theatre in Ellsworth. The show includes actors from all over the state and is directed by comedian Bob Marley’s manager. It’s definitely not for young kids. Reporter: Emily Burnham

In Sports, we’ll cover the Husson University women’s basketball game vs. Bates College.

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