Rutland County Disaster Legal Assistance Clinics

From the Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce: The Rutland County Bar Assocation will hold a series of free Disaster Legal Assistance Clinics around Rutland County to provide guidance and resource information to our friends and neighbors in Rutland County who have suffered damage or loss as a result of Hurricane Irene: When: Saturday, September 24, [...]

Marlboro College Graduate School Awards “Irene Reconstruction” Grants

Marlboro College Press Release: Marlboro College Graduate School Awards “Irene Reconstruction” Grants Marlboro College Graduate School of Brattleboro, Vermont, recently awarded four “Irene Reconstruction” Grants to public service agencies that have made exceptional efforts in assisting the people of Vermont to overcome the devastating impact of Hurricane Irene. The grants will support those agencies, hard-hit [...]

Additional Emergency Funds For Irene

U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) announced on Wednesday that the Senate Appropriations Committee has approved his amendment to add $1.9 billion in emergency assistance for the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to help rebuild roads and bridges washed out by Hurricane Irene and other federal disasters.  The committee’s bill also includes key waivers that would allow [...]

Champlain Orchards Benefit Concert

Champlain Orchards benefit concert for Vermont farmers affected by Hurricane Irene. The concert will take place over 2 days, September 24 and 25, from 12 – 6 pm on both days. See flyer below for more:

VTrans Update

The Vermont Agency of Transportation recently commented that they now have only 6 state roads and 7 state bridges left to repair; their goal is to finish these repairs before the Winter sets in. VTrans also said that many of these repairs are temporary and that permanent repairs will range anywhwere from 6-8 months to [...]

King Arthur Flour Hosting Benefit Dinner

This from King Arthur: The public is invited to attend a dinner on September 25 created by King Arthur Flour’s team of world-renowned bakers and chefs. The cost of $50 per person will get attendees a complete wood-fired meal and proceeds will be donated to the Vermont Food Bank for area Tropical Storm Irene victims. [...]

Stowe Rotary Fundraiser

Iain Davies from the  Stowe Rotary sent in the following regarding a fundraiser: Stowe Rotary is pleased to announce that as part of its tribute to the Vermont National Guard at this year’s Stowe Oktoberfest, Adjutant General Michael Dubie will be this year’s parade Grand Marshall.  Additionally all net proceeds from the Friday night Rocktoberfest [...]

The Perfect Wife Restaurant Hosts Fundraiser

The Perfect Wife Restaurant in Manchester is hosting an Irene fundraiser on Sunday,  October 16th.  Ben Taylor (son of James), Sarah Lee Guthrie (daughter of Arlo) and her husband, Johnny Irion will be performing.  The event is to benefit the Vermont Community Foundation for Irene related recovery efforts. Their release is as follows: In the [...]

Zumba Fundraiser

This week Zumba instructors across our area are donating the money from classes to the Vermont Food Bank to help our friends and neighbors affected by Irene. To find a list of instructors/classes participating you can go to the facebook page we set up, VT RELIEF WEEK. Also some instructors are also collecting non perishable [...]

Route 7 Bridge In Clarendon And Route 100 Through Granville Now Open To Public Travel

VTrans Update: The Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) today opened a storm-damaged bridge along Route 7 in Clarendon. Opening the bridge to public travel removes the last impediment to free-flowing traffic along the entire length of Route 7, which is western Vermont’s most significant highway. VTrans today also opened the storm-damaged portion of Route 100 [...]