Last week a series of powerful thunderstorms ripped through Vermont. The Champlain Islands were among the hardest hit. The storm peeled back roofs, ruined corn crops and provided a few minutes of terror for VPR’s Tim Johnson. The storm is also forcing him to confront some more lingering fears, as he reports in this essay.
Here are the top stories at the noon hour. It looks like that wasn’t a tornado that hit northwestern Vermont yesterday; Senator Bernie Sanders says it appears there aren’t enough customs and Border Patrol officers along the U.S. Canada border; Governor Jim Douglas says changes to the education property tax system aren’t working.