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BC-ME--Maine News Digest 1:30 pm, ME

April 2, 2019

Maine news from The Associated Press for Tuesday, April 2, 2019.

Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in Maine. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to the northern New England desk at 207-772-4157. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking news and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date.

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.



JAY, Vt. — As dairy farms continue to go out of business around the country, farmers and industry experts are meeting for a two-day summit in Vermont to discuss steps they can take to improve business. Farmers are in the midst of their fourth straight year of low milk prices. By Lisa Rathke. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words by 5 p.m.


RIGHT WHALE PROTECTION: The federal government is again extending the use of a protected zone near Massachusetts to help rare North Atlantic right whales travel safely in the area.

BASEBALL FIELD DEATH: A woman charged with driving onto a Maine baseball field and killing a man with her car is due in court for a change of plea hearing.

SLUDGE TREATMENT: Wastewater treatment plants across Maine are working quickly to meet a deadline to begin testing municipal sludge for so-called forever chemicals.

MISSING MAINE TODDLER: The lawyer for the mother of a missing Maine toddler is running a legal notice in a newspaper for a wrongful death lawsuit against the child’s father.

WOMAN KILLED-WARRANT: New Hampshire authorities have issued an arrest warrant for a man in connection with the shooting death of a woman last year in Rochester.

POLAND SPRING LAWSUIT: A judge has given new life to a class-action lawsuit accusing Poland Spring of selling water that’s sourced from wells, not springs.

SALMON HARVEST: A conservation group in Maine and Canada says it’s concerned about a recent uptick in the harvest of wild Atlantic salmon off of Greenland.

PRISON OPIOID TREATMENT: A Maine woman’s jail sentence has been delayed after a judge ordered the jail to provide medication-assisted treatment to keep her opioid addiction in remission.

HUNGER BILLS: Maine would establish a right to food and move to end hunger by 2030 under a Democratic farmer’s legislation.

CHILD MARRIAGE: Maine could prevent any child under the age of 16 from marrying under a Democrat’s bill.

ACADIA-CARRIAGE TRAILS: Mud season has hit Acadia National Park in Maine.


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