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

January 5, 2019

Vermont news from The Associated Press for Saturday, Jan. 5, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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SNOWMOBILE WEEKEND ENDS

New Hampshire can no longer promote an annual weekend for snowmobilers registered in Maine and Vermont to ride its trails for free. For seven years during the last weekend of January, snowmobilers registered in New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont have been allowed on trails in all three states without paying additional registration. Maine and Vermont changed their regulations to allow a free weekend for registered snowmobilers from any state, with the ability to change the date. SENT: 369 words, photos. By Kathy McCormack.

IN BRIEF:

HELICOPTER MOOSE COLLARING: The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife says a helicopter will be used to help tag 30 moose as part of a three-year study of the state’s moose herd.

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