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

April 11, 2019

Vermont news from The Associated Press for Thursday, April 11, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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BOSTON MARATHON-THE FIXX FACTOR

BOSTON _ It was the death heard ’round the running world. In July 1984, acclaimed author and running guru Jim Fixx died of a heart attack while trotting along a country road in Vermont. Overnight, a nascent global movement of asphalt athletes got a gut check: Just because you run marathons doesn’t mean you’re safe from heart problems. By William J. Kole. SENT: 1,105 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

POETRY GRANT: Bennington College is getting a $4 million grant to support short-term poetry residencies on the Vermont campus.

RURAL WATER CHEMICALS: The mayor of a New York community that has been looking for a solution to the chemical contamination of its water supply says he’s glad a permanent solution has been reached to a similar problem in nearby Bennington, Vermont.

BEAR FAMILY REMOVED: A mother bear who was caught near Dartmouth College and moved to northern New Hampshire last year has been seen in Vermont.

OWL DEATHS: The Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife says it’s received an unusually high number of reports about owl deaths.

SCHOOL CLOSED-THREAT: A Vermont school district superintendent says a high school is closed due to a “credible threat.”

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