Stories we are pursuing Monday

Posted Jan. 24, 2011, at 11:35 a.m.

Maine’s mental health system increasingly relies on the availability of community services that feature treatment delivered at patients’ homes and through local agencies as opposed to inpatient treatment at places like the Dorothea Dix center (formerly BMHI). Crucial to the success of the community model is the work of ACT teams — providers who monitor certain high-risk patients closely to ensure they take their meds, show up for appointments, pay their bills, etc. Funding for ACT teams has eroded in recent years, but with the proposed closing of the Dorothea Dix center, their presence is of growing importance. Will the program survive? Reporter: Meg Haskell

Experts at the Maine Wind Energy Conference in Augusta are speaking on how Maine fits into the national wind energy picture, including goals and prospects. We’ll report on what they’re saying and get reaction. Reporter: Kevin Miller

Maine soldiers share their artwork depicting their firsthand view of wartime deployment and their return to Maine as part of a show at the Jean B. Chalmers Art Gallery in Rockland. We’ll offer photos of some of the art as well. Reporter: Heather Steeves

The kidnapping trial of Randall Hofland, the man accused of taking a classroom of students hostage at Stockton Springs Elementary School in 2008, continues in a Belfast court. We’ll bring you the latest developments. Reporter: Abigail Curtis

Our Lifestyle section will feature a story about Madder Root, an Orono design company that makes unique handmade tablecloths, napkins, pillowcases, etc. Reporter: Emily Burnham

In Sports, our staff will cover the Red Sox Hot Stove Baseball night with Red Sox announcers Joe Castiglione and Dave O’Brien at the Bangor Civic Center. We’ll also cover high school boys and girls basketball action.

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