Dozens of homeowners affected by Tropical Storm Irene are still waiting for the funds they need to get back on their feet. The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved buyouts of several properties. But none of them has gotten any money. A 20-foot-high ladder-back chair has reclaimed a spot outside a Bennington furniture store. The Vermont Air National Guard has announced the upcoming schedule of night flying exercises for its fleet of F-16s. A 37-year-old Wolcott man has been sentenced to 60 days in jail for stealing nearly $14,000 worth of copper wire from transformers at a mine.