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AP-ME--Maine News Coverage Advisory, ME

October 3, 2018

Maine news from The Associated Press for Wednesday, Oct. 3, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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UPCOMING:

FISHING SHARES-CANADA

PORTLAND, Maine — American fishermen are losing thousands of pounds of valuable fishing quota under a new catch share agreement with Canada. Fishermen from the U.S. and Canada seek haddock, cod and flounder on Georges Bank, which is a critical fishing ground east of New England. UPCOMING: 130 words by noon, 350 words by 1 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

MISSING TEACHER: Search teams in Maine say they’ve found no signs to the whereabouts of a 47-year-old elementary school teacher who disappeared from her home.

HERRING FISHING: Fishing managers in New England are asking the federal government to take action to try to reduce the possibility of overfishing in the herring fishery.

WORKERS COMP PAYMENTS: A workers’ compensation insurer in Maine says more than 17,000 employers in the state will receive a record of $22 million in dividends this November.

BUSH GRANDDAUGHTER: The granddaughter of former President George H.W. Bush and his late wife Barbara is going to talk about her book at the University of New England.

BUDGET SHORTFALL: Maine’s next governor could face a half-a-billion dollar spending gap. Maine estimates revenues won’t cover $504 million in potential spending between mid-2019 and mid-2021.

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