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AP-VT--Vermont News Digest, VT

September 9, 2018

Vermont news from The Associated Press for Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018.

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 207-772-4157.

TOP STORIES:

LYME DISEASE-NEW ENGLAND

PORTLAND, Maine — New England’s hot summer might be helping keep the ticks that carry Lyme disease at bay. The Northeastern states — which are some of the worst for Lyme in the U.S., posing a hazard to residents and vacationers alike — are still totaling the number of Lyme cases from the summer months, and there will likely be more in the fall. But preliminary indicators show the disease abating, and public health authorities are finding fewer deer ticks, state officials and researchers said. By Patrick Whittle. SENT: 600 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

ORPHANAGE INVESTIGATION: The Roman Catholic bishop of Burlington says the diocese will cooperate fully with an investigation into decades old abuse at St. Joseph’s Orphanage.

MARATIME MUSEUM: The effort to buy a boat in northern Vermont to transform it into a floating maritime museum has moved one step forward.

BARRE TEEN CENTER: The mayor of Barre is advocating for an old vacant building to become a new teen center.

SKI RESORT CLOSURE: Members of a Vermont ski club have voted to pay higher annual dues in order to bring their private ski resort back to life.

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