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Newscast: Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, 7:34 a.m.

The town of Manchester holds the municipal portion of its town meeting this Saturday. One of the more controversial items up for a vote is a request for the new library, currently under construction near the town center. Governor Peter Shumlin says his office has been notified that there have been layoffs at the IBM plant in Essex Junction. The Federal Emergency Management Agency has given Vermont more time to plan a replacement for the state agriculture and environmental laboratory in Waterbury destroyed by Tropical Storm Irene in 2011.