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BC-NH--New Hampshire News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, NH

February 13, 2019

New Hampshire news from The Associated Press for Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019.

Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in New Hampshire. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to the northern New England desk at 603-224-3327. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

UPCOMING:

GUN CONTROL

CONCORD, N.H. _ Background checks, waiting periods and safe school zones are among the gun control topics lawmakers will consider during multiple public hearings Wednesday. Developing.

COLLEGES CLOSING

POULTNEY, Vt. _ After 185 years of educating students on its campus of brick buildings on Poultney’s main street, Green Mountain College announced last month it would close after this academic year, leaving hundreds of students scrambling to figure out where to go next. The liberal arts college, which saw enrollment drop 43 percent over the last decade, is going the way of some other small schools that have struggled to stay afloat amid a shift toward more career-oriented training and, particularly in college-rich New England, a decline in the number of high school students. By Lisa Rathke and Collin Binkley. SENT: 860 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

BODY FOUND-AIRPORT: Police say a man found dead near the Lebanon Municipal Airport in New Hampshire died of a combination of hypothermia and methamphetamine intoxication.

WINTER WEATHER-NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND: Snowfall in northern New England, some of it changing to sleet and freezing rain, has slowed things down for commuters, schools, and government.

TRESTLE BRIDGE WALKWAY: The New Hampshire Department of Transportation is giving half a million to Franklin to help build a pedestrian walkway for the city’s trestle bridge.

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