Maine news from The Associated Press for Monday, Sept. 3, 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

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KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine — Three decades after it was ridiculed and became a punchline on late-night television, former President George H.W. Bush's Points of Light concept is still going strong to the surprise of some, including President Donald Trump. The phrase, aimed at promoting the former president's vision of volunteerism, was transformed into Point of Light awards given to more than 6,000 individuals and the foundation Points of Light, which promotes volunteerism in 37 countries. This week, Bush, 94, hopes to greet board members and corporate partners during a three-day event that begins Tuesday in Kennebunkport, Maine. By David Sharp. SENT: 660 words, photos.


AIR SHOW: Aviation buffs are going to have to wait a bit longer for the Great State of Maine Air Show.

FISHING ENGINEERING: A group of organizations is getting more than $2 million in grants to use engineering to try to reduce bycatch in fisheries.

NIGHT SKY FESTIVAL: There are few places in the country to get a better look at the night sky than Acadia National Park, and stargazers will meet there to do just that in a few days.

APARTMENT FIRE: Fire officials in Maine are investigating a blaze that damaged an apartment complex.

MOTORCYCLE CHASE: Police in New Hampshire are searching for a motorcyclist who drove away from a traffic stop before fleeing into Maine.


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