Farms Still Operating After Irene, But Challenges Remain

Officials released new figures this week on the impact of Tropical Storm Irene on Vermont’s farms.  They now estimate the damage to land, crops and infrastructure at $20 million, and there’s still concern about the difficulties farmers face dealing with the effects of Irene.

Loss Of State Complex Sinks In For Waterbury Businesses

Ever since the State Office Complex was wiped out by the Irene floods, the state work force of about 1,300 people has been dispersed across central and northwestern Vermont. Now, only 200 state workers are in Waterbury every day, and the prospects of when others will return are far from certain.

Porter: Irene and Flood Protection

One year ago, when Tropical Storm Irene hit, the destruction wrought along Vermont’s rivers was tragic.  But Lake Champlain Lakekeeper Louis Porter of the Conservation Law Foundation says some extraordinary and wonderful things happened as well – some of which have taken us some time to understand.