Gov. Peter Shumlin wants the president to increase the state’s federal reimbursement for damage caused by Tropical Storm Irene from 75 to 90 percent. The cost of Irene repair work continues to saddle city and town finances. In Bolton, town officials are supporting the proposed sale of land currently owned by a ski resort to the Vermont Land Trust. New test results show that Vermont eighth-graders scored above the national average in science. But just 43 percent of them are proficient or better in the topic.