Governor Peter Shumlin is asking Vermonters to volunteer a day of their
time to help communities recover from Tropical
Storm Irene damage. Shumlin announced Tuesday a special website created to match volunteers with the needs of towns.
As the days grow shorter and colder, cities and towns are considering speeding
up building permitting to help residents who urgently want
to repair or rebuild their flood-damaged homes and businesses before winter.
Over the weekend, a group of people in Richmond got together to fight an invasive species that’s
taking over the riverbanks.
Boedecker of the Nature Conservancy says it’s critical to identify invasive
species like Knotweed. She speaks with VPR’s Mitch Wertlieb.