AP-VT--Vermont News Digest, VT
Vermont news from The Associated Press for Friday, March 2, 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.
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Hartford, Connecticut — Parts of New England get lashed by the remnants of a powerful Nor'easter that fouled roadways with floodwater and snow, and people along the Northeast coast venture out to assess the damage and clean up. By Dave Collins. UPCOMING: 130 words by 1 a.m.; will be updated, photos.
FOOD AND FARM-DAIRY FARMERS-SUICIDE
Montpelier, Vermont— As farmers face their fourth year of low milk payments, a cooperative in the Northeast highlights suicide risks among members by sending out a mailing with mental health resources. By Lisa Rathke. UPCOMING: 670 words by noon, photos, graphic.
MONTPELIER, Vt. — The Vermont Legislature won't pass gun legislation before lawmakers head home for their mid-session break as Republican Gov. Phil Scott had requested, but they have made the issue a focus of their deliberations during the current session. The House passed a piece of gun legislation Thursday, but it was different from the version the Senate unanimously passed. So, lawmakers will revisit the issue when they return to Montpelier on March 13. By Wilson Ring. 500 words.
BOSTON — A major nor'easter pounded the East Coast on Friday, packing heavy rain, intermittent snow and strong winds as residents from the mid-Atlantic to Maine braced for coastal flooding. More than 2,100 flights were canceled by airlines, most spread across airports in the Northeast. An American Airlines spokesman says the company has canceled 18 percent of its flights in the Northeast, with Boston's Logan Airport and Reagan Washington National Airport the hardest hit. Amtrak is reporting track damage on one of its Washington lines. By Sarah Betancourt.
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FATAL CRASH: A Vermont man who pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of a crash that killed his friend has been sentenced to 180 days of home confinement.
GUN RESTRICTIONS-VERMONT: The Vermont Legislature won't pass gun legislation before lawmakers head home for their mid-session break as Republican Gov. Phil Scott had requested, but they have made the issue a focus of their deliberations during the current session.
COASTAL STORM-VERMONT: Heavy, wet snow caused power outages and prompted dozens of schools to be closed in southern Vermont as a nor'easter hit the region.
SCHOOL SHOOTING PLOT: A lawyer for a Vermont teen accused of plotting a mass shooting at his former high school says she plans to file a motion to dismiss the charges.
SNOWMOBILE SINKS: Officials say a Vermont man whose snowmobile fell through the ice on a New Hampshire lake was able to swim to safety.
BILL-MARIJUANA SMELL: Legal marijuana users in Vermont may want to invest in an air freshener.
OVERDOSE WARNING: A Vermont police department is warning that there appears to be a strong batch of illegal drugs circulating in the community. Barre police say there have been seven overdoses in the last week, including one fatality.
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