Upcoming Vermont news from The Associated Press for Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014:

Good morning. 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 Northern New England Correspondent Rik Stevens at 603-224-3327 or rstevens@ap.org. Holly Ramer is on the desk at 603-224-3327.

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BURLINGTON, Vt. — A historian says he's determined the final resting place of a Vermonter who helped win the 1814 Battle of Plattsburgh on Lake Champlain for the United States. Headstones have been erected in Vermont and New York, but Art Cohn says he's found a report that the Vermont grave was dug up in 1906. By Wilson Ring. UPCOMING: 500 words.


CONCORD, N.H. — New Hampshire's Executive Council is set to debate a $13 million state contract with FairPoint Communications as the company's Northern New England workers continue to strike over contract negotiations. The five-member council will debate the contract at Tuesday's meeting. If the contract is approved, FairPoint would provide telephone and Internet services for the state through 2020. By Kathleen Ronayne. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 2 p.m.


—EXECUTIVE-FATAL CRASH: A judge has denied bail for a New Hampshire man for a man accused of causing a crash that killed a pregnant Vermont woman and her fiance in December 2013.

—SKIER FOUND: Vermont State Police say a Royalton man who was skiing alone on Pico Mountain was found safe nearly 10 hours after he was reported missing.

—KEURIG-COFFEE-RECALL: Keurig is recalling some 7 million of single-serve coffee brewing machines because of reported burns.

— OFFICER HONORED: A police officer in Bristol, Vermont, is being honored for his quick work to help a suicidal woman.

— LEAHY-CUBA: Vermont U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy has been involved in the recent thaw in relations between the United States and Cuba — in more ways than one.

— VETERANS' HOME GRANT: U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders says the state-run Vermont Veterans' Home in Bennington is in line for a nearly $1 million federal matching grant.

— FAIRPOINT STRIKE-CAROLING: Striking FairPoint workers say they've got a Christmas present for the president of the company's operations in Maine. A group of workers say they're heading Tuesday to the home of Mike Reed outside Waterville to sing Christmas carols.


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