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

December 5, 2018

Vermont news from The Associated Press for Wednesday, Dec. 5, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

TOP STORIES:

CHILD CARE

A new report has found that Vermont has lost a quarter of its home-based child care capacity in the last three years. UPCOMING: 200 words by 5 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

SCHOOL MERGERS-WINDHAM: The Windham School Board says it will wait to see the outcome of a lawsuit challenging Vermont’s Act 46 before taking action to close its elementary school.

WINTER STORM-DAMAGE: Vermont is seeking a damage assessment of the recent winter storm and power outages to see if the state qualifies for federal disaster assistance.

AMBASSADOR NOMINATION: A Vermont man has been nominated to serve as the ambassador to Cambodia.

PROPERTY TAX RATES: Vermont’s tax commissioner is predicting that property tax rates will remain stable in 2019.

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