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BC-VT--Vermont News Digest 10 am, VT

February 10, 2019

Vermont news from The Associated Press for Sunday, Feb. 10, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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NATIONAL GUARD ELECTION

MONTPELIER, Vt. _ The four candidates vying to become the next adjutant general of the Vermont National Guard through an antiquated election system that some lawmakers want to end are promising to change the organization, including making it more welcoming for women. The candidates vying for the job to lead the 3,600 men and woman who are currently serving in the Vermont Army and Air National Guard have been working the halls of the Statehouse in Montpelier, seeking support from lawmakers who will elect the new leader in a secret ballot vote on Feb. 21. By Wilson Ring. 500 words.

IN BRIEF:

OFFICER BITTEN: Officials say a New Jersey man’s drunken après ski in Vermont ended with him in the slammer for biting a state trooper.

GAY BISHOP: Clergy and church members have elected the first openly gay Episcopal bishop in Maine. The Rev. Thomas James Brown has served as rector at the Parish of the Epiphany in Winchester, Massachusetts, since 2009. Before that, he served at a church in Brattleboro, Vermont.

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