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BC-VT--Vermont News Digest 6 pm, VT

April 8, 2019

Vermont news from The Associated Press for Monday, April 8, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



DAVENPORT, Iowa _ Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is quieting critics who questioned whether he could recapture the energy of his upstart 2016 campaign, surpassing his rivals in early fundraising and establishing himself as an indisputable front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination. Less than two months into his second White House bid , no other declared candidate in the crowded Democratic field currently has amassed so many advantages: a $28 million war chest, a loyal and enthusiastic voter base and a set of clearly defined policy objectives. By Juana Summers and Julie Pace. SENT: 1,085 words, photos.


MADISON, Wis. — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders announced a campaign swing Monday that will take him to three Great Lakes region states that are a key part of the Democratic strategy to rebuild a “blue wall” and defeat President Donald Trump. By Scott Bauer. SENT: 445 words, photo.


COLLEGE CLOSING-MEETING: Green Mountain College officials, staff and students, as well as community members and state officials, are discussing what will happen to the campus after the college closes.

PARK EXPANSION: The head of the organization that manages 16 miles of recreation trails in the Rutland, Vermont, area says the organization will need more volunteers to keep the system going.

PAPER MILL-DEMOLITION: Demolition is underway for a derelict Vermont paper mill that employed generations of residents.

GASOLINE PRICES: Gasoline prices have risen slightly in parts of northern New England.

RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA-CONNECTICUT: A legislative committee is preparing to vote on a bill that could lead to legal recreational marijuana in Connecticut.

HOSPITAL EXPANSION: Construction is expected to begin on the latest addition to the Rutland Regional Medical Center.


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