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

August 6, 2018

Maine news from The Associated Press for Monday, Aug. 6, 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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TOP STORIES:

CRAFT BREWERY TOUR

Beer tourism is a growing piece of the economy in northern New England, where hopheads flock for a crack at limited release beers and a chance to schmooze with fellow brew nerds. Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont are emerging as major destinations for roving beer lovers. Western states like California and Oregon have drawn beer tourists for years, but a growing number of breweries is bringing hops lovers to New England to tour brewhouses, sample beers and hit food trucks. By Patrick Whittle. SENT: 970 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

STATE BUILDING DEMOLITION: Maine state officials say they now plan to demolish a building that they spent over $270,000 to buy and rehabilitate for a now-defunct state agency.

BEAR HUNTING: Maine wildlife officials say this is the year aspiring bear hunters should take up the hunt this season.

FATAL CRASH: Police are investigating a single-vehicle crash that killed an 18-year-old woman in Burnham, Maine.

CANOEIST DEATH: Police in Maine are investigating the death of canoeist found dead on a beach on the Saco River.

GAS PRICES: Gas prices haven’t changed much in northern New England.

RESCUED SEAL: A seal pup that became stranded on a Maine beach is recovering at a rehabilitation center.

BABY EEL FISHING: Maine’s baby eel fishery has been through ups and downs in recent years, and regulators might be about to let fishermen catch a lot more of the valuable fish.

COASTAL CAMPAIGN: The Maine Coast Heritage Trust says it’s well on its way to a goal of raising $125 million by the end of 2019 to address “urgent needs.”

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