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

December 22, 2018

Vermont news from The Associated Press for Saturday, Dec. 22, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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YOUNG GRANT-MAKERS

CONCORD, N.H. _ High school senior Zachary Brown already knows he wants to return to his hometown in northern Vermont after college. But he’s able to have a say about its future now. Brown, 17, joined a new committee that’s allowing him and 10 other high school students in Vermont and New Hampshire to award grant money in an isolated region that’s still recovering from the loss of paper mill industry jobs on which it historically relied. By Kathy McCormack.

AP Photos NHCS101-1221181729.

IN BRIEF

TROOPER SUSPENDED: A Vermont State Police sergeant has been suspended from duty while he faces a misdemeanor stalking charge.

CHRISTMAS TREES STOLEN: A Grinch has hit a Vermont tree farm, stealing thousands of dollars of Christmas trees.

PEDESTRIAN DEATH: The city of Burlington says a crosswalk had been planned to be built earlier this year near the location where a 61-year-old Vermont man was killed while crossing the busy road.

ANGLER SURVEY: The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department says it is beginning an angler survey on Lake Memphremagog this month.

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