May 23, 2018
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Stories we are pursuing Friday

By Michael J. Dowd, BDN Staff

Student researchers at the University of Maine are seeking people who are in recovery from substance abuse to determine the role of personal resiliency in successful recovery. What can we learn from this? Reporter: Meg Haskell

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

With several bills pending before the State Legislature seeking to eliminate the Land Use Regulation Commission, the agency’s code enforcement officer shows us exactly what he does and why LURC should survive. We’ll offer the opposite viewpoint as well. Reporter: Nick Sambides Jr.

Small businesses around the state are using social media outlets ranging from Foursquare to Twitter to the ever-present Facebook to promote themselves and connect with customers/clients. We talk with a few, and with some experts who offer advice on exploring social media. Reporter: Matt Wickenheiser

Our Lifestyle section will feature a story about a Bar Harbor sculptor who uses an unusual medium to depict a disappearing marine environment — coral reefs. We’ll offer plenty of photos as well. Reporter: Aislinn Sarnacki

In Sports, our staff will cover the big college hockey game between the University of Maine and Boston University in Orono.

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