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AP-VT--Vermont News Digest, VT

September 28, 2018

Vermont news from The Associated Press for Friday, Sept. 28, 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.

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DEATH PENALTY RETRIAL

RUTLAND, Vt. A man who had been scheduled to face a second federal death penalty trial is expected in court Friday to change his plea to guilty and be sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. By Lisa Rathke. Updated with 500 words. Will update.

IN BRIEF:

ORPHAGE INVESTIGATION: The bishop of the Roman Catholic diocese in Burlington, Vermont says he is waiving all nondisclosure agreements abuse victims signed with the church.

MEDICAL CENTER NURSES: Union nurses have voted to ratify a new contract with the University of Vermont Medical Center.

STRAFFORD TOWN HOUSE-REPAIRS: Construction crews have begun repairs on one of the most photographed buildings in Vermont.

VERMONT BUDGET-FEES: Vermont Republican Gov. Phil Scott says he’s willing to consider fee increases in agency budgets.

LAKE ALGAE: The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources is warning waterfowl hunters who use retrieving dogs about potentially harmful algae blooms.

WOOD PRODUCTS-EXPANSION: The U.S. Commerce Department is spending $3 million to explore expanding the market for wood products in New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont and New York.

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