AP-ME--Maine News Digest 1:30 pm, ME
Maine news from The Associated Press for Tuesday, Sept. 11, 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.
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AUGUSTA, Maine — Republican Gov. Paul LePage says he won’t reinstate more than a dozen nominations of individuals to state boards and commissions after abruptly withdrawing them last week. The governor withdrew the nominations after a panel voted down one of his nominees. Such gubernatorial nominations are reviewed by a legislative panel and then face confirmation votes in the Maine Senate. By Marina Villeneuve.
MAINE GOVERNOR FORUM: Maine’s four gubernatorial candidates used a public forum to talk about attracting and keeping young people in the state with the highest median age in the country.
CRUISE DIVERTED-HURRICANE FLORENCE: A cruise ship originally bound for Bermuda has docked in Maine to avoid the oncoming Hurricane Florence due to make landfall this week.
SEASIDE LAND ACCESS: Residents in a Maine town are in a heated debate over a court settlement allowing the town to give up rights to an undeveloped section of waterfront land.
PHARMACY ROBBERY: Police in Maine have released a surveillance image of a man who they say stole medication from a drugstore.
SEPT 11 ANNIVERSARY-MAINE: Maine’s largest city is one of many communities remembering the 9/11 terrorists attacks on the 17th anniversary.
MARINE ANIMAL RECOVERY: The National Marine Fisheries Service is sending more than $6 million to nearly 30 marine conservation projects as part of its Species Recovery Grant Program.
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