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AP-VT--Vermont News Digest, VT

October 5, 2018

Vermont news from The Associated Press for Friday, Oct. 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 207-772-4157.

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LAKE CLEANUP

MONTPELIER, Vt. — Vermont’s governor announces winners of funding for phosphorus removal innovations to help reduce the amount of pollution that causes toxic algae in Lake Champlain. By Lisa Rathke. UPCOMING: 350 words.

IN BRIEF:

NOBEL PEACE-COLLEGE: A Nobel Peace prize winner has canceled her appearance at Middlebury College after learning she won the prize.

SCHOOLS-E-CIGARETTE BAN: Officials in a Vermont school district are considering changing the tobacco policy to include a ban on the use of e-cigarettes.

GOVERNOR-CONSTRUCTION BUSINESS: Vermont Gov. Phil Scott says it’s up to voters to decide if a commission’s finding that he has a conflict of interest with a business he once co-owned is an issue or not.

EXPORTING INMATES: More than 200 Vermont inmates housed in a Pennsylvania state prison due to overcrowding have been moved to a private prison in Mississippi.

SLUDGE SPILL: Vermont State Police say an overturned tanker closed a road after spilling thousands of pounds of compost sludge.

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