AP-ME--Maine News Digest, ME
Maine news from The Associated Press for Sunday, July 29, 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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FISHING RULES OVERHAUL
PORTLAND, Maine — Fishermen and environmentalists are at odds over a suite of changes to American fishing laws that was approved by the House of Representatives, and the proposal faces a new hurdle in the Senate. The House passed changes to the Magnuson-Stevens Act, a 42-year-old set of rules designed to protect American fisheries from overharvest, on July 11, largely along party lines. Environmental groups have derided the changes as antithetical to the purpose of the act, which many fishermen and conservationists credit with saving American seafood stocks such as New England sea scallops and Bering Sea snow crab. By Patrick Whittle. SENT: 600 words, photos.
SCOOTER-PHONE HEADLIGHT: Authorities say a man traveled from Massachusetts to Maine on a scooter using only his cell phone as a headlight.
SHERIFF LAWSUIT: The York County Sheriff’s department has settled a lawsuit that claimed two deputies illegally arrested and terrorized a limousine operator.
BRIDGE-SLAIN DEPUTY: A bridge over the Kennebec River in Maine will be dedicated this fall to slain Somerset County sheriff’s deputy Eugene Cole.
SHIPYARD GRANT: A Maine shipyard located in the state’s mid-coast region is receiving more than $650,000 in federal money to make improvements.
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