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

February 14, 2019

Vermont news from The Associated Press for Thursday, Feb. 14, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

TOP STORIES:

FOREVER CHEMICALS

Under pressure from Congress, the Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday that it would move toward setting safety limits for a class of highly toxic chemicals contaminating drinking water in several states. Environmentalists countered that the agency wasn’t moving fast enough. By John Flesher and Ellen Knickmeyer. SENT: 785 words.

SALMON RECOVERY

PORTLAND, Maine — The federal government outlined an ambitious, potentially costly new plan to restore Atlantic salmon in the United States, where rivers teemed with the fish before dams, pollution and overfishing decimated their populations. By Patrick Whittle. SENT: 610 words.

IN BRIEF:

VERMONT INFRASTRUCTURE: An engineering group has given Vermont a “C″ grade on the condition of its infrastructure.

BURLINGTON MALL: The construction firm hired to oversee the CityPlace project in Burlington, Vermont, is being sued by a Maine company for delays in building a $47 million biomedical facility.

MATTRESS DONATION: A Virginia-based bedding manufacturer has donated about $25,000 in premium mattresses to Vermont’s Lund center.

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