June 24, 2018
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Stories we are pursuing Monday

By Michael J. Dowd, BDN Staff

The sanity trial of Randall Hofland, the man found guilty last week of taking a classroom of students hostage at Stockton Springs Elementary School in 2008, is under way in a Belfast court. The unusual proceeding, stemming from Hofland entering a second plea several months ago, involves jurors determining whether he knew right from wrong at the time of the incident.  Reporter: Abigail Curtis

Orono town councilors are expected to narrow the field of finalists for town manager at a special meeting Monday night. We’ll report on who is still in the running for the position. Reporter: Eric Russell

A new partnership between Aroostook Mental Health Center and Togus VA Medical Center will help veterans by providing substance abuse and co-occurring counseling at AMHC outpatient and residential service sites in Aroostook County. We’ll have details. Reporter: Jen Lynds

Maine DOT plans to add a roundabout in Blue Hill at a problem intersection that has been the site of a number of accidents. We’ll tell you how much it will cost and get reaction from local people to the plan. Reporter: Rich Hewitt

Our Lifestyle section will feature a story about Maine Facebook users who are “getting creative in 2011” and joining the Facebook chain message: “I promise to send something homemade to the first 5 people who comment on this status… Within a year, you will get your surprise. In turn, you must post this as your status and send something homemade to your first 5 commenters.”  Reporter: Aislinn Sarnacki

In Sports, our staff will cover Special Olympians competing in the Winter Games at Sugarloaf USA. Reporter: Andrew Neff

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