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BC-ME--Maine News Digest, 6 pm, ME

May 18, 2019

Maine news from The Associated Press for Saturday, May 18, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



PORTLAND, Maine _ Sales of recreational marijuana in Maine are on track to begin next March, and the state is looking to learn from mistakes that other states have made in legalizing the drug. By Patrick Whittle. 600 words. AP Photos



PORTLAND, Maine _ The foundation created to turn pop artist Robert Indiana’s dilapidated island home into a museum dedicated to his work is ready to engage with the community about the size and scope of the project even as a lawsuit against Indiana’s estate heats up. Larry Sterrs, chairman of the Star of Hope Foundation, said the process gets underway Monday when he visits Vinalhaven Island to meet with the Board of Selectmen on the day after the anniversary of Indiana’s death. By David Sharp. SENT: 500 words, photos.


TIMBER CEO RETIRING: The head of a company that maintains more than 800,000 acres of timberland in Maine is retiring after more than 40 years with the company.

RACIAL PROFILING: Police agencies are opposing a Maine bill to ban racial or religious profiling.

NATIONAL GUARD RETIREMENT: The outgoing commander of the Maine Air National Guard has retired after a military career that spanned more than three decades.

RESTAURANT-HEPATITIS A: Health officials are recommending Hepatitis A vaccinations for some customers and workers at a Burger Boy restaurant in northern Maine.


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