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BC-VT--Vermont News Digest 11 am, VT

May 5, 2019

Vermont news from The Associated Press for Sunday, May 5, 2019.

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. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

BORDER AGENTS-CHECKPOINT

SOUTH HERO, Vt. _ U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents this weekend set up an immigration checkpoint in South Hero, the first immigration checkpoint the CBP has placed inland in Vermont since 2009. UPCOMING, 200 words.

IN BRIEF:

NORWICH UNIVERSITY GIFT: Norwich University has received a $3 million gift from the estate of a longtime professor. The school announced this week that Don Wallace, who died in November, bequeathed the money to the university’s David Crawford School of Engineering. Wallace taught mechanical engineering at Norwich for five decades before retiring in 2017.

BENNINGTON MONUMENT OPENING: One of Vermont’s most visible state-owned historic sites is open for the season. The Bennington Battle Monument — a 306-foot (93-meter) monument located in the town of Bennington — opened on May 1.

SLAVERY BAN: A legislative committee is holding public hearing in Montpelier on a proposed constitutional amendment to make clear that Vermont prohibits slavery. The public hearing is scheduled for Wednesday evening in Room 11 of the Statehouse.

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