Maine news from The Associated Press for Wednesday, Aug. 22, 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

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DEADLY ROLLOVER: State police have released the name of the Maine woman who died in a two-vehicle crash on a Massachusetts highway earlier this week.

PROPANE FIRE: Fire officials in Maine say a blaze that damaged a home and killed a dog started when the homeowner hit a propane line while drilling through a stud.

SMALL BUSINESS GRANTS: The U.S. Department of Agriculture is giving small businesses in southern and coastal Maine more than a half million dollars to open up new markets, reduce energy costs and cut back on fossil fuel use.

FARM DAYS: An event designed to celebrate Maine farms and provide resources to its farmers is coming to a town in the central part of the state.


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