Vermont has largely cleaned up from the effects of Hurricane Sandy, and the lights are back on for most people, but in New Hampshire it’s a different story. President Barack Obama has signed an emergency declaration for the state. The normally quiet race for State Treasurer is attracting some high profile endorsements that highlight the importance of the contest. For the second year in a row, the state of Vermont has decided to fill the gap where the federal government has left off in funding for the Low-Income Energy Assistance Program or LIHEAP. Two offenders who escaped a work crew in Norwich have been found.