Upcoming stories for Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010

Posted Aug. 10, 2010, at 11:39 a.m.

Here are some of our coverage plans for the day. Beyond serving as coming attractions, this feature is an opportunity for you to comment on our coverage choices, suggest sources, ask questions or share your knowledge in order to help us keep everyone better informed.

We’re calling this “The Daily News Meeting” because the list is generated from the 10 a.m. planning meeting BDN editors conduct each weekday.

Keep in mind that due to the uncertainties of reaching sources and the need to cover breaking news every story listed may not be published today.

For Tuesday, Aug.10:

A Bangor City Council subcommittee will vote tonight on whether to send to the full council an ordinance change that would restrict where registered sex offenders can live in the city. Reporter: Eric Russell

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The librarian held hostage for seven hours at the Maine State Prison in 2008 allegedly by inmate Michael Chasse is expected to take the stand in Chasse’s kidnapping trial today in a Rockland court. Authorities say Chasse used a homemade knife to take prison librarian Jacqueline Weddle and inmate Ryan Currier hostage. Chasse is accused of cutting them both. Reporter: Heather Steeves

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Maine’s Congressional delegation is pushing a bill that would make truck weight increases on I-95 permanent. The bill ups the weight limit from 80,000 to 97,000 pounds. The increase is already in effect on a trial basis. We talk to area truckers about their reaction to making the change permanent. Reporter: Nick Sambides Jr.

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Piscataquis County commissioners are holding a meeting tonight in Greenville followed by a public hearing on the Squaw Mountain access road. The commissioners believe there is not enough activity at the ski area to warrant the county’s continued plowing of the county-owned access road. Reporter: Diana Bowley

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Many people have gluten sensitivities or celiac disease. We’re working on a story about how local people are adapting their diets accordingly. We’ll also offer gluten-free recipes in our Lifestyle section. Reporter: Emily Burnham

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The Bangor East Little League baseball team is playing today in the regional tournament in Bristol, Conn., against Vermont. Our sports staff will post results.

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Be sure to read part two of the three-part series by the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting examining the impact of the Wind Energy Act of 2008 on the state’s landscape.

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