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BC-MA--Massachusetts News Coverage Advisory, MA

February 21, 2019

Good morning. Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Massachusetts.

Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP Boston bureau at 617-357-8100 or 800-882-1407.

Mark Pratt is on the desk until 4:30 p.m. New England News Editor Bill Kole can be reached at 617-357-8100 or bkole@ap.org. New England Photo Editor Bill Sikes is reachable at 617-357-8106 or bsikes@ap.org.

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

A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Eastern.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

TOP STORY:

HYDROPOWER TRANSMISSION PROJECT

Central Maine Power submits proposed incentives to win support for a 145-mile transmission line needed to supply hydropower from Canada to electricity consumers in Massachusetts. By David Sharp. UPCOMING: 500 words by noon.

IN BRIEF:

_ CHILDREN KILLED: Two young children died and four other people were injured in a three-vehicle traffic crash in Massachusetts. SENT.

_ BURLINGTON AIRPORT-BOSTON: Burlington, Vermont, is going head-to-head with Rochester, New York, to compete for direct flights to Boston. SENT.

_ SCALLOP HARVEST: This year’s Atlantic sea scallop fishing year begins in several weeks, and federal regulators are proposing new management measures for the valuable fishery. SENT.

_ NEUHARTH AWARD-VISSER: Veteran sports broadcaster Lesley Visser has been named this year’s winner of the Al Neuharth Award for Excellence. Visser got her start with the Boston Globe in 1974 and now works for CBS. SENT.

SPORTS:

CELTICS-BUCKS

Boston’s Kyrie Irving, who missed two games before the All-Star break with a sore knee, will be back in the lineup as the Celtics face Eastern Conference leader Milwaukee. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts 8 p.m. ET.

RED SOX

The Boston Red Sox work out in preparation for the beginning of the spring training schedule. By Jimmy Golen. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 6 p.m.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

James Madison at Northeastern, 7 p.m. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merits.

Binghamton at UMass-Lowell, 7 p.m. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merits.

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