Waterbury Recovery Efforts Get $1 Million Boost

The Vermont Housing & Conservation Board has awarded two nonprofit housing groups more than $1 million in state and federal funds to buy and reconfigure a building that has sat vacant since Tropical Storm Irene destroyed much of the state office complex. The project will create 27 new affordable apartments on Main Street.

Questions Outnumber Facts On Waterbury Dispensary

There are two medical marijuana dispensaries slated to come to Vermont – one in Burlington and the other in Waterbury. But while the exact location and many other details about the operation of the Burlington dispensary are known, there are more questions than answers when it comes to Waterbury’s proposed dispensary.

Scott Says Waterbury Complex Plans May Have To Be Scaled Back

Lt. Governor Phil Scott says the state is committed to bringing employees back to the Office Complex in Waterbury. But Scott says plans for a new, energy efficient office building for the Waterbury complex may have to be scaled back if the state doesn’t get enough money from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

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.

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.