Stories we’re pursuing on Monday

Posted Dec. 06, 2010, at 11:20 a.m.

Last week, legislative leaders talked about plans to create a new Joint Commission on Regulatory Reform that will hold meetings around the state to hear the public’s suggestions on how to make Maine more business-friendly. How will this be paired with the plans of Gov.-elect Paul LePage to reduce red tape? Reporter: Kevin Miller

Twin Rivers Paper Company plans to part ways with Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway on Monday, instead opting to make its shipments from its mill in Madawaska to Canada via truck. We’ll examine the impact on the paper company and the railroad. Reporter: Matt Wickenheiser

A Belfast man is scheduled to plead guilty Monday in U.S. District Court in Bangor to being part of a conspiracy to bring cocaine from the Bronx in New York City to Waldo County. Shawn Perito,33, was one of four people indicted in the scheme and the first to plead guilty. He has been detained since his arrest last month. Reporter: Judy Harrison

Millinocket School Superintendent Kenneth Smith said he has established liaisons at eight schools in China that will lead to as many as 200 Chinese students studying at Stearns High School in the near future. Is this the model for school districts in Maine to follow in the face of declining enrollment? Reporter: Nick Sambides Jr.

In Lifestyle, the exhibition “Clutter: A Creative Exploration of Junk and Stuff” will be showing from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10, at 29 Broad St. in Bangor. For one night, 10 young artists will come together to express their personal definitions of the word “clutter” as it relates to the creative process. Reporter: Aislinn Sarnacki

In Sports, we’ll cover the University of Maine men’s basketball game vs. Delaware State Monday night in Orono.

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