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

January 3, 2019

Vermont news from The Associated Press for Thursday, Jan. 3, 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.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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ELECTION 2020-SANDERS

NEW YORK _ Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and his chief lieutenants are offering contrition as some of his 2016 campaign staffers face allegations of sexual harassment that threaten to derail a second White House bid before it begins. Hours after a New York Times report detailed allegations of unwanted sexual advances and pay inequity on his first campaign, Sanders apologized late Wednesday “to any woman who felt that she was not treated appropriately.” By Steve Peoples. SENT: 1,115 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

POLICE OFFICER-LEWD CONDUCT: A former Vermont police officer who once headed a unit responsible for investigating child abuse has been charged with felony lewd and lascivious conduct with a child.

HISTORICAL SOCIETY: The Bellows Falls Historical Society has moved to a new location that organizers say gives the Vermont group an increased presence in the downtown area.

CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS: Some of the country’s best cross country skiers are competing at the national championships in Craftsbury, Vermont.

SKI RESORT FRAUD: The federal receiver overseeing two Vermont ski resorts after their owner was accused of massive fraud has proposed creating three subdivisions for sale.

STATE STREET PRESERVATION: Officials in Vermont’s capital are discussing the preservation of the city’s historic State Street.

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