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

November 23, 2018

Maine news from The Associated Press for Friday, Nov. 23, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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NATIONAL-MONUMENT

PORTLAND, Maine — The Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument saw a modest increase in visitors this summer, and the superintendent hopes for even more visitors once highway signs are installed. Overall, the number of visitors to the 87,500-acre property grew about 5 percent based on year-to-year data at existing road counters, Superintendent Tim Hudson said. This year, additional counters were used for a count of 20,000 visitors during the 2018 season, he said. By David Sharp. SENT: 360 words.

IN BRIEF:

FERRY SERVICE: Portland’s ferry service may leave the city for Bar Harbor despite having a successful year.

CARPET DISPOSAL: Maine environmental officials have selected a company to remove 27,000 tons of carpet-like material from an abandoned rifle range in Rockport.

HOLIDAY-BLACK FRIDAY-MAINE: A record cold Thanksgiving didn’t prevent Mainers from waiting outside in the cold for a Black Friday deal.

HOSPITAL DONATION-LL BEAN: A Maine hospital has received a $4 million donation from the family of the late L.L. Bean president Leon Gorman.

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