In Vermont, Sandy Is No Irene

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 had feared.

Events Planned To Commemorate Irene’s Anniversary

Next Tuesday 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.

Portable Cell Towers Help To Connect Isolated Towns

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 difference.

Williamsville hopes to preserve covered bridge

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.