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BC-VT--Vermont News Digest 6 pm, VT

April 2, 2019

Vermont news from The Associated Press for Tuesday, April 2, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

TOP STORIES:

DAIRY DILEMMA

JAY, Vt. _ As dairy farms continue to go out of business around the country, farmers and industry experts are meeting for a two-day summit in Vermont to discuss steps they can take to improve business. By Lisa Rathke. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words by 5 p.m.

ELECTION 2020-CAMPAIGN HUSTLE

WASHINGTON — How many ways can you measure the first quarter of the year? For Democratic presidential candidates, it’s 300-plus events, 24 states and hundreds of voter questions. By Elana Schor. SENT: 1,125 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

COLLEGE CLOSING-MEETING: Vermont state and local leaders are going to meet to discuss how to make the most of the upcoming closure of Green Mountain College.

PEREGRINE CLOSURE: The U.S. Forest Service is closing temporarily some cliffs in the Green Mountain National Forest to protect the nests of peregrine falcons known to raise young there.

DEATH INVESTIGATION-JAIL: A Vermont man accused of strangling a woman will remain jailed until his trial.

SKI RESORT-CLOSURE: A Vermont judge has ordered the founder of the Hermitage Club to pay taxes to the state.

BURLINGTON PARKING: Motorists stymied by construction in downtown Burlington, Vermont, will have access to a discounted parking deal amid road closures.

SHOOTING-SEARCH: Vermont State Police say two teenagers wanted for questioning in the shooting of a man in St. Johnsbury have shown up.

MANURE SPREADING: The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets is reminding farmers that water quality rules prohibit manure spreading until certain field conditions improve.

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