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AP-ME--Maine News Digest, ME

June 3, 2018

Maine news from The Associated Press for Sunday, June 3, 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.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



ARROWSIC, Maine — John Hagan surveys a vast field of tidal mud and envisions a place where farmers will one day rake clams in a way that more closely resembles harvesting potatoes or carrots than shellfish. New England’s ancient harvest of clams might hinge on whether the bold plan works. The region’s annual haul of clams is in decline, and Hagan, president of Massachusetts-based sustainability group Manomet, is among the people who want to save it by encouraging the industry to try turning to a new model — farming. By Patrick Whittle. 600 words. AP Photos by Robert F. Bukaty


HISTORIC GRAVE MARKER: Maine police are investigating a historic war marker stolen from a 240-year-old grave.

FATAL ATV-MAINE: Police say a 26-year-old woman driving an ATV struck a tree and later died.

FILM FESTIVAL: The oldest and biggest film festival in Maine will take place in mid-July in Waterville this year.

LOCAL FOOD-MAINE: The federal government is providing technical support to a nonprofit group in Biddeford, Maine, that wants to help grow local food infrastructure.

SOLAR ON FARMS: Four farms and rural businesses in Maine will receive help from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to install solar power panels.


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