Vermonters who lived through the worst of Irene got prepared
for Sandy. Generators sold out
quickly and people settled in for whatever nature dished out. Irene survivors
in southern Vermont say they’ve emerged from the storm much better than they
evening, bells will ring in churches and public spaces statewide to commemorate
the anniversary of Tropical Storm Irene – and Vermont’s ongoing recovery. In many hard hit towns the
observances start this weekend, with potluck suppers, concerts, art exhibits –
and, in the town of Newfane, a parade.
Isolation and lack of
communication have been huge issues in towns stranded by Tropical Storm Irene. People in southern Vermont’s Deerfield and West River Valleys are accustomed to living without cell phone reception. In two hard-hit towns, emergency portable cell phone towers are making a
At a time when billions of federal stimulus
dollars are being spent on transportation, a small southern Vermont village is sticking
with its covered bridge. But residents of Williamsville got a surprise
recently. They discovered their covered bridge listed as free for the taking in
the classified section of The Burlington Free Press.