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

January 16, 2019

Vermont news from The Associated Press for Wednesday, Jan. 16, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

SEPT 11 MEMORIAL-RESPONDERS TRIBUTE

BARRE, Vt. _ A memorial paying homage to thousands of rescue and recovery workers who labored in the ruins of the World Trade Center is taking shape in Vermont, where workers are chipping at and chiseling slabs of granite that will be installed this spring at the national Sept. 11 memorial. The new area with a path flanked by stone monoliths will also honor those sickened or who died from exposure to toxins after the towers fell. By Lisa Rathke. SENT: 675 words, photos, video.

PAID FAMILY LEAVE

LITTLETON, N.H. — The Republican governors of New Hampshire and Vermont have a plan for a two-state paid family and medical leave program. Vermont Gov. Phil Scott and New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu released details of the proposal Wednesday during a rare joint appearance in the North Country town of Littleton. By Wilson Ring. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words by 5 p.m., photo.

IN BRIEF:

CONCERT VENUE-ZONING: Burton Snowboards sees a concert venue, skate park, restaurant and taproom in its future in Burlington, Vermont, but says the Champlain Parkway project could present hurdles.

POLICE-HOTEL: Police say an incident involving an armed man who suffered a mental health crisis at a South Burlington hotel has been resolved.

MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION-VERMONT: Vermont Senate leaders say they hope to quickly pass a bill that would create a tax and regulation market for retail marijuana.

RAIL CROSSING DISPUTE: The Vermont Agency of Transportation says Rutland should sign an agreement with the state that would require the city to assume costs related to potential damages in a project.

BOWLING RECORD: A Vermont man has become the first in the state to bowl a 900 series.

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