For Continued Coverage Of The Aftermath Of Tropical Storm Irene Please Follow VPR News

This blog has served as a connection for people desperate for information in the days and weeks after Tropical Storm Irene flooded through our region. Now, a month later, a lot of the immediate crisis is over. Roads are open or soon will be. There’s still rubble out there, but a lot of it has [...]

Disaster Recovery Centers Change Sunday Operating Hours

From the Department of Public Service: Vermont disaster recovery centers have new Sunday hours. Beginning Sunday, Sept. 25, all recovery centers, except the newest in Lyndonville, will be open from noon to 6 p.m. on Sundays. Operating hours Monday through Saturday will continue to be 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The newest recovery center is [...]

Mobile Recovery Centers: Statewide

From A mobile disaster recovery center vehicle will be making short visits to several Vermont communities beginning Tuesday, Sept. 27, in Middlebury. The following is the schedule of the visits: Addison County Middlebury VFW Post 7823 530 Exchange St., Middlebury 05753 Opening noon – 6 p.m., Tuesday, Sept 27; 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., [...]

Disaster Recovery Center Opens In Lyndonville

From the Department of Public Service: Vermonters affected by Tropical Storm Irene may now visit a disaster recovery center in Lyndonville for disaster assistance information. Municipal Office Building 119 Park Avenue Lyndonville, VT 05851 The recovery centers are staffed with disaster recovery specialists from various federal, state and local agencies and organizations who can answer [...]

Library Relief Fund

The Vermont Library Association is launching the Librarian Relief Fund to assist librarians who suffered personal property damages as a result of Hurricane Irene. You’ve likely seen the devastation on the news. What you don’t always see though is the extremely long, labor intensive process of cleaning up after something like this. It’ll take people [...]

Cavendish, Weathersfield and Stockbridge Still To Come

From the Rutland Herald: Vermont Agency of Transportation officials have good news and bad news about state road repairs after Tropical Storm Irene. More roads are opening in southern Vermont, but there is still plenty of work to be finished. On Friday, Deputy Secretary Sue Minter announced at the Ascutney District Garage that Route 100 [...]

Agriculture Deputy Secretary To Visit VT Farmers

From USDA.GOV: Today and tomorrow, Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan will travel throughout Vermont to meet with local residents and see firsthand the resilience of farmers who were impacted by disasters. On Monday, Deputy Secretary Merrigan and Vermont Secretary of Agriculture Chuck Ross will participate in a media availability in Westminster and tour recovery efforts [...]

Free Mold and Moisture Workshop

Sent in by the American Lung Association: The American Lung Association, in partnership with Turner Building Science and Design, is hosting a free and timely workshop, “Combining Mold Testing and Building Science Diagnostics for Public Health Assessments” on Thursday, October 6, 1:00-4:00 p.m. at the Pavilion Auditorium in Montpelier. Bill Turner, M.S., P.E., program presenter, [...]

Kent Museum Fundraiser

Sent into VPR: In conjunction with the upcoming exhibition, Make Yourself at Home, at the Kent Museum opening October 1 in Calais (see events calendar), we’ve added a few fundraisers in response to flooding from Irene. In support of artists affected by recent emergencies we’re hosting a fabulous silent auction of fine craft donated by [...]

Route 100 From West Bridgewater To Ludlow Reopened To Public Travel

VTrans update: The Vermont Agency of Transportation today opened a nearly 20-mile stretch of Route 100 between West Bridgewater and Ludlow that had been closed since Tropical Storm Irene. The roadway opening allows the public for the first time since the storm struck on August 28 to access the Calvin Coolidge Homestead, which is located [...]