April 24, 2018
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By Michael J. Dowd, BDN Staff

Northeast Patients Group will presents its regional plan for medical marijuana to the Bangor City Council today at 5 p.m. The plan is expected to include a dispensary or cultivation facility in the city, or both. How will councilors react? Reporter: Eric Russell

After a long summer during which milk prices paid to dairy farmers dropped, the market is starting to rebound. Will it be enough to keep more farms from closing? Maine has 309 dairy farms, down from 330 a year ago. Reporter: Sharon Mack

Newly elected and re-elected members of the Legislature convene for the first time today to be sworn in and to elect a House Speaker, Senate President and the three constitutional officers. It is expected to be a GOP sweep, setting the political table for Republican Governor-elect Paul LePage to push through his agenda. Reporter: Kevin Miller

In Lifestyle, we preview the play “Radium Girls” at Husson University Dec. 3 – 5. It is the story of the women who got radium poisoning working in a watch factory just prior to World War I. The workers painted radium on watch dials so they glowed in the dark. They won the first worker lawsuit in the country over employee safety. Reporter: Judy Harrison

In Sports, we’ll cover the Husson University men’s basketball contest vs. Saint Joseph’s tonight.

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