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

November 27, 2018

Vermont news from The Associated Press for Tuesday, Nov. 27 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.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

SANDERS INSTITUTE MEETING

MONTPELIER, Vt. — A think tank founded by the wife and son of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is going to be hosting its first big meeting. The Sanders Institute Gathering, which is not connected to the senator or his political campaign, is scheduled for Thursday through Saturday this week in Burlington. By Wilson Ring. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words by 5 p.m.

With:

BERNIE SANDERS-WIFE INVESTIGATION.

IN BRIEF:

DOWNTOWN REDEVELOPMENT: Materials for a downtown Burlington, Vermont, redevelopment project have arrived, but it’s still unclear when construction will begin.

WINTER WEATHER-NEW ENGLAND: More snow and slush have arrived in parts of New England.

OPIOID LAWSUIT-BENNINGTON: A Vermont town’s select board has voted to work with a national law firm that plans to sue opioid makers over the drug crisis.

SKI RESORT CLOSURE: Some members of a foreclosed ski club in Vermont have filed a lawsuit to recover $9.8 million they say is owed from a chairlift investment.

HOME HEALTH CARE FUNDING: Agencies that provide home-based health care to Vermont residents are bracing for a hit to the federal funds that account for a majority of the agencies’ operating revenue.

HOLIDAY TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT: Police say there were no traffic fatalities in Vermont during the Thanksgiving Holiday period.

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