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AP-ME--Maine News Digest, ME

December 2, 2018

Maine news from The Associated Press for Sunday, Dec. 2, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

TOP STORIES:

GEORGE HW BUSH-KENNEBUNKPORT

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine— Former President George H.W. Bush spent nearly every summer of his life in the coastal village of Kennebunkport, Maine, where his home was known as the “Summer White House.” The 41st president was known locally for his jogs along the rocky coast, playing fast-paced golf, fishing in his speedboat and building lasting friendships. Bush died Friday at age 94. SENT: 813 words. By David Sharp.

SKIING SANTAS

NEWRY, Maine — Santa’s helpers are helping themselves to some pre-holiday skiing. All told, about 300 skiing and snowboarding jolly St. Nicks are taking to the slopes at Maine’s Sunday River ski resort. Upcoming, 200 words. AP Photos by Robert F. Bukaty.

IN BRIEF:

LGBT WEBSITE: An organization that serves the LGBT community in Maine is launching an online resource guide early next year.

COLLEGE GIFT: The Maine College of Art has received a $3 million donation to help pay tuition and plan for its future.

WIND ENERGY COMMISSION: Republican Gov. Paul LePage’s commission examining concerns posed by the governor about wind energy is set to meet.

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