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BC-VT--Vermont News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, VT

March 7, 2019

Vermont news from The Associated Press for Thursday, March 7, 2019.

Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in Vermont. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to the northern New England desk at 802-229-0577.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

TOP STORIES:

ELECTION 2020-BERNIE SANDERS-NEW HAMPSHIRE

MANCHESTER, N.H. _ New Hampshire has been good to Bernie Sanders, delivering him a 22-point victory in 2016 that was one of his biggest blowouts that year. But as he launches his second campaign for the presidency, there are early signs that he doesn’t have a lock on the nation’s first primary. More than a half-dozen Democratic leaders, activists and lawmakers who endorsed the Vermont senator in 2016 said they were hesitant to do so again. Some said they were passing over the 77-year-old self-described democratic socialist in search of fresh energy while others said that, 11 months away from the primary, it’s simply too early to make a choice. By Hunter Woodall. SENT: 840 words, photos.

HYDROPOWER TRANSMISSION PROJECT

HALLOWELL, Maine _ Supporters and critics are going to weigh in on Central Maine Power incentives aimed at winning support for a 145-mile transmission line across western Maine. Parties and intervenors are going to be able to discuss the proposed settlement on Thursday in a hearing before the Maine Public Utilities Commission. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words by 5 p.m., photos.

IN BRIEF:

DEATH INVESTIGATION-VERMONT: Vermont State Police are investigating the death of a woman whose body was found in a car.

FIRST FEMALE MAYOR: A Vermont city has elected a woman to serve as mayor for the first time.

LAND CONSERVED: The state is teaming up with the Vermont Land Trust to conserve 930 acres of mostly forested land alongside the Groton State Forest.

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