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

November 22, 2018

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

TOP STORIES:

TRAVEL-SKI-NEW ENGLAND

MONTPELIER, Vt. — Early season snow and cold temperatures are helping New England ski resorts open early, carving out a blizzard of a start to the 2018-2019 season. Many hitting the slopes are finding great November conditions across Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. By Wilson Ring. SENT: 720 words, photos.

LIGHTHOUSES-SEA LEVEL RISE

MAURICE RIVER TOWNSHIP, N.J. — Rising seas and erosion are threatening lighthouses around the U.S. and the world. Volunteers and cash-strapped governments are doing what they can, but the level of concern, like the water, is rising. New Jersey’s East Point Lighthouse has been lighting up Delaware Bay for the better part of two centuries. But those same waters that the lighthouse helped illuminate might bring about its demise. By Wayne Parry. SENT: 965 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

LAB EXPANSION-CHINA: A Maine biomedical science laboratory says it is growing its presence in China.

MEAT SHIPPING DEAL: Maine officials say the state has signed an agreement that will allow slaughterhouses and processors to wholesale their products everywhere in the country.

RECORD COLD-MAINE: It’s bitter cold in Maine, enough to set some record temperatures.

YOUNG MAINERS-RETURN: A new campaign is urging Mainers home for the holidays to move back to Maine for a job.

SUICIDE RECORDS-LAWSUIT: An advocacy group for individuals living with disabilities is suing Maine for access to records of attempted suicides at the state’s juvenile detention facility.

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