AP-VT--Vermont News Digest 6 pm, VT
Jul. 14, 2018
Vermont news from The Associated Press for Saturday, July 14, 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 802-229-0577.
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Canadians may be angry about President Donald Trump's insults and tariffs, but it doesn't seem to be taking a toll on tourism. Not yet, anyway. Canadian visitors appear to be taking a "c'est la vie" attitude. In Old Orchard Beach, popular with Canadians from French-speaking Quebec, innkeepers report that tourism remains strong despite harsh words. By David Sharp, 650 words.
CARBON CREDIT FOREST
Land surrounding Burnt Mountain in Vermont will now be a forest reserve and store carbon to help California meet its greenhouse gas reduction goals. The Nature Conservancy announced Thursday that 5,400 acres of forested land around Burnt Mountain will be the first Vermont site eligible for California's regulatory compliance market. Under the program, California businesses are required to reduce most carbon emissions but also can buy credits to offset their remaining emissions. SENT: 268 words.
SHERIFFS MOVE: The Caledonia County sheriff's department office is moving out of the St. Johnsbury courthouse because the sheriff feels the state of Vermont is charging too much for rent.
ACCESSIBLE RACING: A Vermont racing track is hosting a training program designed to give disabled military veterans a chance to race.
MEDICAL CENTER NURSES: Nurses at Vermont's largest hospital are back on the job after a two-day strike.
DISTILLERY CONSTRUCTION: Construction has begun on a distillery for Caledonia Spirits in Montpelier.
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