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

February 18, 2019

Maine news from The Associated Press for Monday, Feb. 18, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

TOP STORIES:

REMEMBER THE SHRIMP

PORTLAND, Maine — Glen Libby looks back fondly on his days as a Maine shrimp trawler, but he’s concerned about what seafood lovers will think if the shuttered fishery ever reopens. “Shrimp? What are those?” he said. “There will be a market. But it depends how big of a market you’re talking about.” By Patrick Whittle. SENT: 725 words.

IN BRIEF:

NORTHERN MAINE LAND: A pair of conservation groups says it is purchasing more than 26,000 acres of forestland in Maine’s remote North Woods.

GAS PRICES: Gasoline prices have risen slightly in northern New England.

BAIL ATTEMPT-ARREST: Police in Maine say a woman who they say was trying to provide bail for her boyfriend while she was intoxicated has been taken into custody.

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