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

September 7, 2018

Maine news from The Associated Press for Friday, Sept. 7, 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.

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Democratic Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Janet Mills says she hopes she and Republican Gov. Paul LePage can resolve a spat that’s held up millions in pay for legal services that her office provides the states. By Marina Villeneuve. UPCOMING: 450 words by 3 p.m.


DOWNEASTER INTERRUPTION: Amtrak says track improvements in Maine and New Hampshire will bring changes and interruptions to its Downeaster passenger rail train that goes from Freeport, Maine, to Boston.

FATAL FIRE-DUPLEX: Police in Maine say a fire that torched part of a duplex in Skowhegan killed a man.

SUPER YACHT: The largest single-mast sailing yacht ever built is now docked in Portland, towering over the other boats.

NIKE-NEW BALANCE-MAINE: A Republican U.S. congressman from Maine is touting Maine-made New Balance shoes for conservative supporters unhappy with Nike for using athlete Colin Kaepernick in a new ad campaign.

MAINE STORMS: Crews are working to restore power to homes and businesses around southern and central Maine in the wake of a storm that knocked out power to nearly 30,000 customers.

MAINE PLANE CRASH: Police say a pilot of a small plane said he was flying alongside another plane operated by a friend when he lost visibility and crashed into trees near Bigelow Mountain, north of Carrabasset Valley, Maine.

HIGHWAY PROJECT: The Maine Turnpike Authority has approved a $120 million plan to widen a highway in the Portland area and replace three bridges.

HYDROPOWER PROJECT: Critics of Central Maine Power’s proposed 145-mile transmission line are attending a discussion by the Department of Environmental Protection and Land Use Planning Commission.

DEER HUNT-MAINE: Maine’s annual deer permit lottery is ready to begin, and there are thousands more permits available this year than in years previous.


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