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 [...]

Abbot’s Glenn Relief Concert

From a listener: My husband & I own the Abbott’s Glen Inn & Campground in Halifax,Vt. The Abbott’s Glenn Inn & Campground is a clothing optional resort. We are hosting a live Blues benefit concert called “Bare it all for Flood Relief” on Saturday, October 1 and half of the proceeds from the weekend receipts [...]

Cornwall School Fundraiser

Sent in by Denise Goodnow of Addison County: After hearing of Edmunds Elementary’s excellent efforts to fundraise for Hurricane Irene relief, I wanted to tell you about the efforts of a small school in Addison County – Cornwall School. Since Hurricane Irene Cornwall School has raised $350 for the Hancock Emergency Relief Fund and that [...]

September 23 Volunteer Efforts

From Please visit for details Where to Help 9/23 Here are lots of ways to help on Friday and for the weekend. We don’t have many weeks left before the snow flies and need is still great. Posts for the weekend are also around; you can search by Help Needed or by date [...]

Senator Sanders Confronts Disaster Spending Measure

Sanders’ Press Release: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) denounced a stopgap spending measure that the House passed after midnight this morning saying it would shortchange disaster assistance for Vermont. “Republicans for the first time in the modern history of this country are denying emergency relief to states that have been devastated by disasters.  They should be [...]

Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan To Visit Farmers in Vermont After Disaster

From the United States Department of Agriculture: On Monday and Tuesday, 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 [...]

Killington Update

From the Town of Killington: Irene Relief Efforts, Sept.22 Information not in this email has not been updated since our last update. Please check for the most updated information. Current as of 4 pm, Sept. 22 State Roads (Including Rt. 4): Access has been restored from Rutland to Woodstock via Rt. 4, with occassional delays [...]

Plymouth Benefit Concert

The President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site and the Calvin Coolidge Memorial Foundation will host The Plymouth Recovery Benefit Concert in Plymouth, Vermont, on October 15 from 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM to raise funds for Plymouth residents affected by Irene. This exceptional concert features nationally and internationally acclaimed Vermont stars in a lively afternoon [...]

State Officials Announce Plan For Disposal Of Flooded Mobile Homes

From the State House: A group of top state officials announced today that they have a plan to remove and dispose of mobile homes that were ruined by flooding in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irene. Lt. Governor Phil Scott and Lawrence Miller, Secretary of Commerce and Community Development, have been talking with private-sector partners [...]