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

April 1, 2019

Maine news from The Associated Press for Monday, April 1, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



AUGUSTA, Maine _ The Consensus Economic Forecasting Commission issues its first report since Gov. Janet Mills took office. Developing.


WASHINGTON _ Barbara Bush didn’t bite her tongue in recent years when it came to Donald Trump: She just didn’t like him. But a new biography of the former first lady finds that her disdain for the Republican president, who transformed the party her own family had embodied for generations into his likeness, dates as least as far back as a 1990s diary entry. She referred to Trump in the entry as “the real symbol of greed in the 80s.” By Darlene Superville. SENT: 705 words, photos.


HYDROPOWER TRANSMISSION PROJECT: A weeklong public hearing on a much debated transmission line that would stretch through Maine to bring power to Massachusetts has begun.

FATAL FIRE-MAINE: Fire officials say a 79-year-old man’s body was discovered in his Maine home over the weekend following a fire.

INMATE DIES: Prison officials say a Maine man convicted in 2005 for killing his wife has died at a state prison.

CHILD KILLING TRIAL: The trial of a Maine woman charged with killing her fiance’s granddaughter is underway.

GASOLINE PRICES: Gasoline prices continue to climb in northern New England.

SMELT MONITORS: An environmental advocacy group in rural Maine is looking for volunteers to collect data about smelts, which are tiny fish that have been subject to new protections in the state in recent years.

MORE APPRENTICESHIPS: Two senators from different political parties are introducing a bill they believe will help increase the number of participants in apprenticeship programs.


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