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AP-ME--Maine News Digest 6 pm, ME

November 19, 2018

Maine news from The Associated Press for Monday, Nov. 19, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

TOP STORIES:

SCALLOP SEASON

MACHIASPORT, Maine — Maine’s rebuilt fishery for scallops is getting started for the winter in the coming days. Many in the state’s seafood industry consider Maine scallops a conservation success story, as harvest hit a 20-year high last year after bottoming out in the mid-2000s. Most of the scallops are harvested by boat, though some are taken by divers who fish for them by hand. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 6 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

RIGHT WHALE ZONE: The federal government is asking mariners to slow down off of Massachusetts to help protect a severely endangered species of large whale.

FINANCIAL ADVISER-ORDER: A financial adviser in Maine has been accused of spending over $200,000 of an investor’s money on real estate deals and a cannabis business.

HISTORIC HOUSE-DEMOLITION: A Maine town historical society says it hopes to save an 1825 brick house that is headed toward demolition.

DIOCESE-NEW BISHOP: The Episcopal Diocese of Maine says it had a record number of applications for its next bishop.

MAINE UNEMPLOYMENT: Unemployment ticked up slightly in the state of Maine in October.

GAS PRICES: Gas prices are still falling in northern New England.

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