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AP-MA--Massachusetts News Coverage Advisory, MA

November 16, 2018

Good morning. Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Massachusetts.

Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP Boston bureau at 617-357-8100 or 800-882-1407.

Mark Pratt is on the desk until 4:30 p.m. New England News Editor Bill Kole can be reached at 617-357-8100 or bkole@ap.org. New England Photo Editor Bill Sikes is reachable at 617-357-8106 or bsikes@ap.org.

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Eastern.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

TOP STORY:

WINTRY WEATHER

The first snowstorm of the season has given way to rain and high winds in the New York City area, as commuters here and across New Jersey and elsewhere were facing slow rides to work. SENT: 130 words.

CHRISTMAS TREE SUPPLY

A tight supply of Christmas trees means shoppers may not get the exact specimen they want but there are enough evergreens to go around.

IN BRIEF:

— WINTRY WEATHER-MASSACHUSETTS: Some areas of Massachusetts have received more than nine inches of snow in a pre-winter storm that turned to rain overnight to complicate the morning commute. SENT.

SPORTS

THE TIE-50 YEARS LATER

Sixty-five members of the 1968 Harvard football team are expected back in Boston this weekend for the 50th anniversary of the most memorable entry in the 143-year-old history of The Game. A luncheon for returning Yale players was canceled for lack of interest. Not all ties come out even. Fifty years after a furious comeback against Yale left Harvard celebrating a 29-29 “victory,” players from both sidelines have no doubt who won and who lost in what is still considered one of the greatest games in college football history. SENT: 1,200 words, photos.

RAPTORS-CELTICS

The Boston Celtics play host to the Toronto Raptors. Game starts at 7 p.m. ET

BRUINS-STARS

The Dallas Stars and Boston Bruins finish their season series 11 days after Boston won 2-1 in overtime at home. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts 8 p.m. ET.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Holy Cross vs. Stony Brook at Uncasville, Conn., 6 p.m.

Harvard at Rhode Island, 7 p.m.

Howard at UMass, 7 p.m.

UMass-Lowell at Brown, 7:30 p.m.

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