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AP-VT--Vermont News Digest, VT

October 6, 2018

Vermont news from The Associated Press for Saturday, Oct. 6, 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.

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TOP STORY:

CONSOLIDATED-INVESTIGATION

MONTPELIER, Vt. — The Vermont Department of Public Service is launching an investigation into customer complaints about telephone company Consolidated Communications. Complaints prompted by delayed resolution of service outages increased more than 2,000 percent between July and September compared to last year, the agency said, while complaints about installation delays grew 500 percent in the same period. SENT: 230 words.

IN BRIEF:

DARTMOUTH-INSENSITIVE MURAL: Dartmouth College says a set of racially insensitive murals that offended Native American students is going to be used as a teaching tool. The four painted scenes inspired by a college drinking song belittle the intellect of the tribal subjects, one of whom is holding a book upside down

AMTRAK RENOVATIONS: Upgrades to the Amtrak passenger rail station in the Vermont town of Castleton are almost complete. The renovations will make the building compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The work is part of a nationwide survey and upgrade.

LAKE TOUR BOAT: A Vermont nonprofit says it has enough money to buy a tour boat scheduled to go up for auction, but it is looking for more donations in case the auction is competitive. The Caledonian-Record reports Memphremagog Community Maritime says it can place a bid for the Northern Star which will be auctioned for an estimated $400,000.

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