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Upcoming Vermont news from The Associated Press for Tuesday, March 4, 2014.

Good morning! Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up today in New Hampshire. Questions about today's coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to Northern New England correspondent Rik Stevens at 603-224-3327 or

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.



MONTPELIER, Vt. — Lowell voters are standing behind their support for a 21-turbine industrial wind power project making electricity on a ridge above the northern Vermont community. In a Town Meeting Day vote Tuesday, 27 voters supported an article opposing Green Mountain Power's Kingdom Community Wind project while 110 voted against the article. By Beth Garbitelli.



CORNWALL, Vt. — Voters in the towns of Cornwall and Shoreham are saying "no" to a plan by Vermont Gas to extend a natural gas pipeline through their communities. In a non-binding vote during Cornwall's Town Meeting Day on Monday evening, voters passed a non-binding resolution to oppose the Addison-Rutland Natural Gas Project.


PUTNEY, Vt. — The owner of a holiday-themed park in Vermont and a caretaker have been accused of animal cruelty after police reported they found more than a dozen dead fallow deer at the Putney park. Officers with the Windham County Sheriff's Department said Monday they cited 24-year-old caretaker Brian Deistler and 55-year-old Lillian Billewicz, the owner of Santa's Land, for cruelty to animals.


SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. — The Vermont Labor Department is holding a day of workshops to help people improve their chances of finding jobs. The Friday workshops will be held at the Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center in South Burlington.


PROCTOR, Vt. — Police are no longer searching the Rutland County town of Proctor, Vt., for a woman who was reported missing last week, but are following up on tips she was seen in other locations. Police say 59-year-old Maryann Foster was reported missing by her boyfriend on Feb. 26. Authorities say she disappeared without taking her jacket or keys.


(Information in the following story is from: Brattleboro Reformer,

MARLBORO, Vt. — Six Vermont colleges have agreed to form a cooperative to allow students to take courses. Participating institutions in the Windham Higher Education Cooperative are the Community College of Vermont; Landmark College; Marlboro College; School for International Training; Union Institute; and Vermont Technical College.


BRATTLEBORO, Vt. — Vermont State Police say they found 100 bags of heroin and other drugs during a traffic stop in Brattleboro. Police have arrested 26-year-old Jasmine Sastre of Springfield, Mass., on charges of trafficking and possessing heroin and possessing cocaine. She was jailed at the Southern State Correctional Facility on $5,000 bail and is scheduled for a court appearance on Wednesday.


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