Maine news from The Associated Press for Sunday, Sept. 9, 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.

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LYME DISEASE-NEW ENGLAND

New England's hot summer might be helping keep the ticks that carry Lyme disease at bay. The Northeastern states — which are some of the worst for Lyme in the U.S., posing a hazard to residents and vacationers alike — are still totaling the number of Lyme cases from the summer months, and there will likely be more in the fall. But preliminary indicators show the disease abating, and public health authorities are finding fewer deer ticks, state officials and researchers said. By Patrick Whittle. SENT: 600 words, photos.

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SCHOOL-NATIVE AMERICAN MASCOT: The superintendent overseeing construction of a combined high school and middle school in Newport says the school's Native American name likely will stay, but the image associated with its mascot likely will not.

SERVICE ACADEMY: High school students have a chance to learn about military service academies.

SCALLOP SEASON: Maine's scallop fishermen will have a chance to weigh in on a plan to keep the rules governing their fishery about the same in the coming season. Scallopers would be allowed to harvest the same amount of the shellfish per day under a proposal by state regulators.

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