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

May 8, 2019

Vermont news from The Associated Press for Wednesday, May 8, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 STORIES:

NEW BORDER POST

DERBY LINE, Vt.— U.S. officials are marking the completion of a new border crossing facility on the U.S.-Canadian border in the Vermont town of Derby Line. Federal and state officials, as well as some of their Canadian counterparts, gathered Wednesday at the post. By Wilson Ring. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words by 5 p.m., photos.

IN BRIEF:

GREEK REVIVAL BUILDING: A 183-year-old Greek Revival building in Vermont’s capital city is facing an uncertain future.

SUICIDE PREVENTION-HOSPITAL: A Vermont hospital wants to spend up to $4 million to prevent patient suicides

NURSING PROGRAM MOVING: Vermont’s Castleton University is taking over the registered nurse bachelor’s degree program now offered by Southern Vermont College in Bennington.

DOWNTOWN HOTEL: Planning is underway to bring a new hotel to downtown Rutland.

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