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BC-ME--Maine News Digest, ME

April 14, 2019

Maine news from The Associated Press for Saturday, April 13, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

IN BRIEF:

BAR HARBOR-AIR SERVICE: An airline that stepped in when another company canceled air service is returning to the Bar Harbor-Hancock County Airport this summer.

FOREST GRANTS: A pair of Maine forest products companies is receiving $1.5 million in technology grants to bring innovation to one of the state’s oldest industries.

PARENTAL LEAVE: Maine could allow up to 12 weeks of paid family leave or 20 weeks of paid medical leave under a top Democrat’s bill.

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