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

December 7, 2018

Maine news from The Associated Press for Friday, Dec. 7, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

UPCOMING:

HERRING FISHING

PORTLAND, Maine _ Fishermen who seek one of the most important bait fish on the East Coast are likely to see a dramatic reduction in the amount they are allowed to harvest next year. By Patrick Whittle. UPCOMING: 500 words by 5 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

SHELLFISH MONITORING: A regulatory board is allowing shellfish harvesting in a key management area off of New England, though more monitoring of the fishery will now apply.

TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS: Three transportation projects around the state of Maine are getting a boost of nearly $27 million from the federal government.

CHILD WELFARE-OFFICIAL: The state employee who led the scrutinized launch of a new unemployment system is Maine’s new top child welfare official.

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