June 20, 2018
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Stories we’re pursuing Monday

By Michael J. Dowd, BDN Staff

Petitioners have started the clock on a citywide referendum asking whether to move forward with plans to build a new arena in Bangor. The deadline to gather more than 2,200 signatures is mid-January. Meanwhile, the City Council is still considering its own referendum. Reporter: Eric Russell

Bangor city councilors Monday night are expected to vote down a proposal to create residency restrictions for certain sex offenders, effectively killing a discussion that has been fervent for the last six months. Reporter: Eric Russell

In an effort to keep methadone clinics out of town for awhile, Warren has called a special town meeting Monday night to discuss a moratorium on the clinics. Town officials say this will give the town time to zone properly in case a clinic operator seeks to move in, as expected. Reporter: Heather Steeves

The business department faculty of the University of Maine at Presque Isle is partnering with Retired Air Force Brigadier General John Bubar this semester to incorporate professional competencies into academic coursework at the university. Students are learning project management skills, team building, and leadership skills, while working on a project dealing with the campus’ commitment to sustainability. Reporter: Jen Lynds

In Lifestyle, we’ll offer a review of Dahlov Ipcar’s “Farmyard Alphabet,” her first children’s book in more than 20 years. Ipcar, 93, lives in Georgetown and has published more than 30 children’s books. Reporter: Aislinn Sarnacki

In Sports, we’ll cover the high school hockey game featuring Brewer at Waterville and the boys basketball game sending Stearns of Millinocket to Penquis of Milo.

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