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

April 11, 2019

Maine news from The Associated Press for Thursday, April 11, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

UPCOMING:

HYDROPOWER TRANSMISSION PROJECT

HALLOWELL, Maine _ Maine utility regulators are launching final deliberations on a proposed 145-mile transmission line that would serve as a conduit for Canadian hydropower to reach consumers in Massachusetts to meet that state’s green energy goals. The Maine Public Utilities Commission staff has recommended approval of the project. But a final vote is required by the three-member panel, which deliberates on Thursday. By David Sharp. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words by 5 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

MOTH OUTBREAKS: A scientist with the University of Maine says the Pine Tree State’s trouble with a moth that defoliates trees and irritates people is likely to be bad this year.

RIGHT WHALE PROTECTION: The federal government is going to continue using a protected zone to try to help endangered whales travel safely until at least late April.

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