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

August 23, 2018

Vermont news from The Associated Press for Thursday, Aug. 23, 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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SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. — A new, Vermont-based air ambulance service is now flying patients. At 9:45 a.m. Thursday, the helicopter-ambulance based at the Burlington International Airport in South Burlington was called to fly a patient from Copley Hospital in Morrisville to the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire. It was then sent to Rutland, where it was to carry a patient to Burlington. By Wilson Ring. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words by 5 p.m.


SHERIFF’S PRIMARY: The Vermont sheriff’s chief deputy who lost against his boss and incumbent for the Democratic primary for Chittenden County sheriff has resigned.

CELL TOWER PERMITTING: Vermont state officials say they want to make it easier for companies that need to upgrade their cell towers.

YOUTH VOTE: In November, Vermont voters will decide on the question of the “youth vote” — if 16- and 17-year-olds can vote on local town issues.

WOODSTOCK FIRE: Officials say the fire that burned down a pizzeria in Vermont and displaced a family was intentional.

OPIOID MEETING-NEWPORT CITY: The Newport Police Department will host a community meeting next week to discuss the opioid crisis.


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