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BC-ME--Maine News Digest 11 am, ME

May 4, 2019

Maine news from The Associated Press for Saturday, May 4, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 STORYY:

FOREST FIRES

UNDATED _ All of that rainy weather in April has a silver lining in Maine: There have been fewer forest fires in northern New England. 300 words.

IN BRIEF:

FOOD SHAMING-MAINE: A new Maine law is designed to require that students are fed a meal whether or not they are able to pay. The new law to stop “food shaming” would take effect in time for the upcoming school year. Democratic Gov. Janet Mills recently signed the bill into law.

MAINE MARITIME: Maine’s commencement season is kicking off on the coast in Castine. Navy Secretary Richard Spencer is delivering the commencement address on Saturday at Maine Maritime Academy.

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