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BC-ME--Maine News Digest 1:30 pm, ME

March 7, 2019

Maine news from The Associated Press for Wednesday, March 6, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



HALLOWELL, Maine _ The public advocate says a proposed 145-mile (230-kilometer) transmission line across western Maine is “in the best interest” of electricity customers thanks to incentives negotiated with Central Maine Power. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words by 5 p.m., photos.


BABY EEL FISHING: New controls are coming to Maine’s valuable baby eel fishery this season.

PUBLIC SAFETY HEADQUARTERS: Portland city officials have proposed building a new public safety headquarters building near the Cumberland County Jail.

MARINE FLARES: A Maine legislative committee is giving its unanimous approval to a bill designed to make way for safe disposal of expired marine flares.

RIGHT WHALE PROTECTIONS: A Congressional panel is holding a hearing about the threats facing endangered North Atlantic right whales, which number only about 411.


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