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

February 2, 2019

Vermont news from The Associated Press for Saturday, Feb. 2, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org

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COLLEGE HOSPITALITY PROGRAM

KILLINGTON, Vt. _ Vermont’s Castleton University is going to take over the Killington School of Resort Management from a college that is going out of business. For the past 18 years, Green Mountain College has worked with the Killington and Pico ski areas on a three-year bachelor’s degree program in the fields of hospitality and business. 300 words.

SUPER BOWL-SUPER FAN: One of the handful of fans who has seen every single Super Bowl is keeping the streak alive as he prepares to cheer for his New England Patriots. Donald Crisman, of Kennebunk, Maine, said he’s happy to feel well enough to go to Atlanta for his 53rd consecutive Super Bowl.

IN BRIEF:

BALLISTIC VESTS: The fire department in a Vermont community is getting ballistic vests so first responders can reach injured people faster during emergencies.

WATER MAIN BREAK: Public works crews in Vermont’s capital city of Montpelier are working to fix a water main break that snarled some city streets.

AP Photos RPWR102-0202190808, RPWR101-0202190808.

LIFETIME HUNTING FISHING: A Brattleboro resident has won a lifetime hunting and fishing license in Vermont’s annual lottery.

FLU CASES-VERMONT: Vermont health officials say there have been about 20 outbreaks of the flu this season statewide, and they are expecting the number to rise.

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