BC-VT--Vermont News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, VT
Vermont news from The Associated Press for Monday, Feb. 11, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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
FOREVER CHEMICALS-EMERGING THREAT
WASHINGTON _ The chemical compounds are all around you. They’re on many fabrics, rugs and carpets, cooking pots and pans, outdoor gear, shampoo, shaving cream, makeup and even dental floss. Increasing numbers of states have found them seeping into water supplies. There’s growing evidence that long-term exposure to the perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl compounds, or PFAS, can be dangerous, even in tiny amounts. By Ellen Knickmeyer, Michael Casey and John Flesher. SENT: 1,030 words, photos.
ARE, Sweden — Ryan Cochran-Siegle kept up a family tradition by getting in contention for a medal at the skiing world championships on Monday, placing second after the downhill portion of the Alpine combined. The 26-year-old American was 0.03 seconds behind Dominik Paris, who has already won the super-G at the championships. Aleksandar Aamodt Kilde was 0.38 behind Paris in third place ahead of the slalom leg of the event. By Steve Douglas. SENT: 490 words.
GAS PRICES: Gasoline prices haven’t changed too much in northern New England.
SKIER DIES: Vermont State Police say a skier has died of injuries at the Jay Peak Ski Resort after he reportedly lost a ski and struck some trees.
ORLANDO-BURLINGTON FLIGHTS: Burlington International Airport now has non-stop flights to Orlando, Florida for travelers seeking to avoid the cold.
GARAGE PROJECT: Officials say several appeals filed by opponents of a proposed parking garage in Vermont’s capital city may kill the project.
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