Vermont news from The Associated Press for Sunday, Aug. 19, 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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MEDICAL CENTER NURSES

BURLINGTON, Vt. — Unionized nurses and administrators from Vermont's largest hospital say they are making progress in contract negotiations. The Vermont Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals met Saturday with officials from the University of Vermont Medical Center as part of ongoing contract negotiations. 225 words.

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DOWNTOWN REDEVELOPMENT: The demolition phase of a redevelopment project in the downtown of Vermont's largest city is done and constructions crews are ready to move on to the excavation phase.

GAS PIPELINE-TOWN: Some residents of Bristol are suing the town over its decision to allow Vermont Gas to bury gas lines in public rights of way.

MOUNT EQUINOX BICYCLE RACE: An annual cycling competition will have an additional challenge this year: a climb up Mount Equinox in Manchester.

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