Vermont news from The Associated Press for Friday, June 8, 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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MAINE PRIMARY-RANKED CHOICE VOTING

PORTLAND, Maine — A crowded party primary is typically a recipe for nastiness and mud-slinging: Candidates with few political differences try to distinguish themselves with personal attacks on their opponents. Then there is Maine. By David Sharp. SENT: 980 words, photos.

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BRATTLEBORO RETREAT-ARREST: Police in Vermont have accused a man of putting a suspected explosive device at the Brattleboro Retreat psychiatric hospital.

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