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

December 23, 2018

Maine news from The Associated Press for Sunday, Dec. 23, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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MAINE GOVERNOR-LEGACY

AUGUSTA, Maine _ Vowing to work to the last minute, Republican Gov. Paul LePage is too busy to ponder his fulfilled campaign promises or his abrasive style: “Let history determine who I was,” he told The Associated Press during a brief hallway exchange at the Statehouse. The 70-year-old firebrand governor, who liked to say “I was Donald Trump before Donald Trump became popular,” leaves the state in better fiscal shape than he found it, but his wins were sometimes overshadowed by aggressive remarks. By Marina Villeneuve. 1000 words.

IN BRIEF

MAINE GOVERNOR-PORTRAIT: The official portrait of Maine’s outgoing Republican governor has been unveiled.

HUNGER HARVEST: The University of Maine says volunteers to its annual Harvest for Hunger program donated more than 230,000 pounds of produce this year.

WINTER HUNTING-MAINE: Maine’s winter hunting seasons for everything from coyotes to pheasants are in full swing, and some are coming to an end.

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