Stories we are pursuing Thursday

Posted Jan. 06, 2011, at 12:44 p.m.

New Maine Governor Paul LePage said he would hit the ground running once in office. We follow his progress through the first full day of his administration Thursday. Reporter: Kevin Miller

Hoping to capitalize on the buzz surrounding the Bangor Waterfront, and hoping the economy is in recovery, the city’s economic and community development department is set to begin marketing several lots along Main Street, Railroad Street and Front Street for development. Reporter: Eric Russell

Jury selection for the trial of a man accused of taking a classroom of children hostage in Stockton Springs in 2008 is scheduled to take place Thursday in Belfast. Randall Brian Hofland faces charges including multiple counts of kidnapping. Reporter: Abigail Curtis

Carmel Town Manager Tom Richmond and others are holding a press conference on Route 2 to bring attention to the town’s displeasure with the condition of the major route through town. Prior complaints to the state have not brought about any improvements. Since they last brought this to the public’s attention, the heavy trucks have resumed using Route 2 instead of the Interstate to carry their 100,000-pound loads. Reporter: Dawn Gagnon

In our Lifestyle section, we’ll tell you about “Waldo County Through the Eastern’s Eye,” a collection of photos taken 75-100 years ago of towns and country scenes in Waldo County. It opened Thursday at the Allen and Sally Fernald Gallery at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center in Belfast and will run through Apr. 30. The exhibit shows a fraction of the Eastern Illustrating & Publishing Company collection owned by the Penobscot Marine Museum. Reporter: Aislinn Sarnacki

Our Sports staff will cover high school boys and girls basketball contests.

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