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

May 27, 2019

Maine news from The Associated Press for Monday, May 27, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.org

TOP STORIES:

MAINE LEGISLATURE-FINAL STRETCH

AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine’s Democratic-controlled Legislature has moved swiftly in its first months to pass a pile of Democratic goals addressing abortion access, pay equity, climate change and paid leave. Democrats who won control of the Legislature and governor’s mansion used the power shift and expanded Medicaid, adopted a pay equality law and began promoting renewable energy. By Marina Villeneuve. SENT: 570 words.

SHOALS-ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

ISLES OF SHOALS, N.H. — New Hampshire has had an artist in residence at the White Mountain National Forest for years. Now, it will have one on an island off its coast. SENT: 250 words.

IN BRIEF:

MAINE’S OLDEST EAGLE DIES: A nearly 36-year-old bald eagle in Maine, the oldest ever documented in the state, has died after suffering a broken leg.

MEMORIAL DAY-GEORGE HW BUSH: Maine’s Memorial Day celebrations are absent a prominent veteran who died last year.

GRANT PROGRAM-SMALL TOWNS: The state of Vermont is working with the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and a number of charitable organizations to develop a grant program to tackle problems facing small towns.

MISSING MAN-STREAM: First responders in Maine have recovered the body of a man who fell into a stream in Bangor.

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