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BC-VT--Vermont News Digest, 1:30 pm, VT

May 18, 2019

Vermont news from The Associated Press for Saturday, May 18, 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. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

TOP STORIES:

MARIJUANA DELAYS

MONTPELIER, Vt. _ After the movement to legalize marijuana scored several victories in New England, pot proponents have come up against unexpected stumbling blocks in New Hampshire and Vermont. The Vermont Senate passed a tax and regulate proposal earlier this session, but it won’t be acted upon in the House before January. Meanwhile, a legalization bill in New Hampshire could end up similarly delayed. By Wilson Ring. SENT: 650 words.

IN BRIEF:

SEATBELT CAMPAIGN-VERMONT: Vermont law enforcement agencies are joining their counterparts from across the country in urging motorists to buckle up.

UNIVERSITY COMMENCEMENT: Graduates from the University of Vermont will be getting their degrees this weekend.

CLIFFS CLOSED-FALCONS: The Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife is reminding hikers that several cliff areas are closed this spring and part of the summer to protect nesting peregrine falcons.

COLLEGES CLOSING-COMMENCEMENTS: Three small Vermont Colleges that are closing are holding their final commencements.

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