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AP-VT--Vermont News Coverage Advisory, VT

October 2, 2018

Vermont news from The Associated Press for Tuesday, Oct. 2, 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.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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FALL FOLIAGE-NEW ENGLAND

MONTPELIER, Vt. Want a different perspective on the fall foliage? Try viewing the colors from the summit of a New England mountain, either by hiking, driving or taking a ski lift. By Lisa Rathke.

SELLING SCHOOL SECURITY

Security companies spent years pushing schools to buy more products — from “ballistic attack-resistant” doors to smoke cannons that spew haze from ceilings to confuse a shooter. But sales were slow, and industry’s campaign to free up taxpayer money for upgrades had stalled. That changed last February, when a former student shot and killed 17 people at a Florida high school. Publicly, the rampage reignited the U.S. gun-control debate. Privately, it propelled industry efforts to sell school fortification as the answer to the mass killing of American kids. Rob Evans, a retired state police captain who is the Vermont education agency’s school safety liaison, calls school shootings “low-probability events” and noted kids are more likely to die in other ways — including, data show, crossing a street. But the horror of shootings jolts public policy, and schools race to show a nervous public they’re taking action. By Reese Dunklin and Justin Pritchard. SENT: 3,800 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

KITCHEN FIRE: Firefighters in Vermont have knocked down a fire that began when a man fell asleep while cooking chicken on the stovetop.

UNIVERSITY LIBRARY RENOVATION: The University of Vermont’s 19th Century library building has been reopened after an $11.4 million renovation and it will now serve as home to a number of the school’s departments.

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