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BC-ME--Maine News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, ME

January 31, 2019

Maine news from The Associated Press for Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019.

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.

UPCOMING:

SALMON PROJECT ABANDONED

A plan to test the use of a new technology to help endangered salmon in Maine river has been abandoned, at least for now. Atlantic salmon return to very few rivers in the United States, and the most critical of those is the Penobscot River in Maine. Brookfield Renewable of Toronto had planned to evaluate the performance of a new type of fish passage to help the salmon navigate a hydroelectric facility on the Penobscot in Milford, 140 miles north of Portland. By Patrick Whittle. UPCOMING: 500 words by 5 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

BLACK HAWK-FROSTBITE: A group caring for an injured South American hawk that turned up in a park in Maine says the bird will likely lose toes on both feet due to frostbite.

NO SEAL SELFIES: The federal government is reminding New Englanders that attempting to take a selfie with a seal or a seal pup is a very bad idea. T

WINTER WEATHER-NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND: The polar vortex that’s bringing misery to the upper Midwest is making an appearance in northern New England, where some places will struggle to reach the single digits.

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If you have stories of regional or statewide interest, please email them to apmaine(at)ap.org. If you have photos of regional or statewide interest, please send them to the AP state photo center in New York, 888-273-6867.

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