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BC-ME--Maine News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, ME

December 31, 2018

Maine news from The Associated Press for Monday, Dec. 31, 2018.

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

IN BRIEF:

GARDINER FIRE: The Maine State Fire Marshal’s Office says a faulty ceiling light is to blame for a fire that broke out at a historic building in downtown Gardiner.

POLAR PLUNGE: Mainers are taking the plunge again after cold weather put the tradition on ice a year ago.

WINTER WEATHER: New Year’s revelers in northern New England should be prepared for some snow.

MAINE ARCHIVES: Many documents from the administrations of Maine independent Gov. Angus King and Democratic Gov. John Baldacci have been deleted from state file servers — and are likely gone forever.

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If you have stories of regional or statewide interest, please email them to apmaine(at)ap.org. If you have photos of regional or statewide interest, please send them to the AP state photo center in New York, 888-273-6867.

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