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AP-ME--Maine News Digest, ME

October 2, 2018

Maine news from The Associated Press for Tuesday, Oct. 2, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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American fishermen are losing thousands of pounds of valuable fishing quota under a new catch share agreement with Canada. Fishermen from the U.S. and Canada seek haddock, cod and flounder on Georges Bank, which is a critical fishing ground east of New England. By Patrick Whittle. UPCOMING: 130 words by noon, 350 words by 1 p.m.


For an ever-changing perspective on the fall foliage, try viewing the colors from a higher elevation by hiking, driving or taking a ski lift up one of New England’s mountains. By Lisa Rathke. SENT: 900 words, photos.


PORTLAND, Maine — Maine says it’s largely avoided $28 million in federal penalties by making sure enough welfare recipients are working. Republican Gov. Paul LePage’s administration told lawmakers last week Maine only faces $1.8 million in fines for not meeting federal standards over the last decade. By Marina Villeneuve. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.


CHILDREN-MARIJUANA: The Maine Department of Health and Human Services is warning parents to keep marijuana away from children.

MAINE SCHOOLS-BLUE RIBBON: Three Maine schools have been named Blue Ribbon schools by the U.S. Department of Education.

POLICE SHOOTING-MAINE: Lawyers have finished closing arguments in the case of a Maine man charged with trying to kill a sheriff’s deputy.

CALICO LOBSTER: A Maine lobsterman caught an exceptionally rare calico lobster off the coast of Scarborough this weekend.

MAINE BICENTENNIAL: The commission charged with commemorating Maine’s upcoming bicentennial is ready to begin planning the celebration.

LL BEAN-PARKS: Outdoors retailer L.L. Bean is providing $1 million to a campaign to create parks.


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