The town of Bethel is holding an emergency meeting Monday night in response to Tropical Storm Irene flooding. It’s the first select board meeting the town has publicly called since the flood devastated the Windsor County town.
Most towns have gratefully accepted offers of help from neighbors in the
month since Tropical Storm Irene ripped through Vermont. But officials in one Windsor County town have
largely declined similar assistance. Some say that’s thwarting the
school budgets in the state were passed back in March at Town Meeting. But
five school districts have been unable to get voter approval of budgets — and
three of them are in the Grand Isle Supervisory Union.
sudden closing of a Randolph water bottling facility has thrown dozens of people
out of work and sent the state scrambling to help them.
Incorporated shut down last week, taking state and local officials by surprise.