PORTLAND, Maine — Maine’s three gubernatorial candidates were slated to share the same stage for the first time during a Portland forum Friday morning, presenting their policy platforms on energy, the environment and Maine’s heating policy and programs.

The forum is not a debate, but will give each candidate 30 minutes to address the audience on those topics and respond to questions. Republican Gov. Paul LePage was scheduled to speak from 8 to 8:30 a.m., followed by Democratic U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud from 8:30 to 9 a.m. and independent Eliot Cutler from 9 to 9:30 a.m.

Energy officials will speak after the candidates on the state’s home and business heating options, including Patrick Woodcock, the director of the Governor’s Energy Office.

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Darren Fishell

Darren is a Portland-based reporter for the Bangor Daily News writing about the Maine economy and business. He's interested in putting economic data in context and finding the stories behind the numbers.