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

December 19, 2018

Maine news from The Associated Press for Wednesday, Dec. 19, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

IN BRIEF:

UMAINE SYSTEM: University of Maine System Chancellor James Page is stepping down at the end of the academic year.

MILL REDEVELOPMENT: Officials with a North Carolina group say a federal tax lien is preventing them from building a $30 million factory on the site of a former paper mill in Maine.

ENDANGERED WHALES: The federal government is using a pair of protective zones to try to assist large aggregations of rare whales off the East Coast.

BOOK LOVER GIFT: A university in Maine has received a gift of a half million dollars from a longtime library employee and lover of rare books.

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