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  • Irene and serendipity

    SHREWSBURY-Many residents of Shrewsbury experienced the emotional roller coaster that Irene brought to others. People were marooned and inconvenienced, but that was a minor nuisance compared to those who suffered more seriou ...

  • A year after Irene, newspaper’s flood edition stands as a high mark

    Important Community Bulletins

    For 30 years, Publisher Phil Camp's life was dedicated to reporting the news of Woodstock and the surrounding Windsor County towns in his paper, the Vermont Standard. On Aug. 29 last year, Camp became part of the news in th ...

  • Two teens bring a community together and raise over $8,600 to help rebuild a covered bridge destroyed by Irene

    Local News

    Catastrophic flooding of Vermont's rivers and streams from Tropical Storm Irene caused Governor Peter Shumlin to declare a State of Emergency one year ago. The flooding in Quechee was far worse than the historic flooding in ...

  • Reflections

    Important Community Bulletins

    One year later, much has changed, but little has been forgotten. Stories of progress and repair as well as efforts to help those still in need, continue to circulate in our everyday conversations. However, as the anniversar ...

  • Flood Bound, a documentary on Irene, features the Pittsfield community

    Important Community Bulletins

    To mark the one-year anniversary of Tropical Storm Irene, Vermont Public Television screened "Flood Bound," a film by independent filmmaker and Pittsfield, Vt., resident Marion Abrams Thursday, August 16, at 8 p.m. and Monda ...

  • Vermont Disaster Relief Fund allocates $1.5 million to Vermont families

    Important Community Bulletins

    Hundreds more survivors still in need of assistance   The Vermont Disaster Relief Fund (VDRF) has allocated over $1.5 million in direct assistance so far to over 100 Vermont families in their recovery from Irene an ...

  • Reflections on Irene: Killington's Resorts

    Important Community Bulletins

    Nearly a year later and to unknowing eyes looking around the Killington area you hear "what storm, there was a tropical storm here that caused how much damage?" The damage our two resorts sustained totaled over $5.5 million ...

  • What we thought would be a meer rainstorm turned out to be a flood; community shined through

    Important Community Bulletins

    It started raining on a Sunday, the day after we had just finished our last "Cooler in the Mountains" concert. Most of us considered the idea of a "Hurricane" coming to be a joke, and in fact considered our 'Hurricane prepar ...

  • My first experience with a storm of such magnitude

    Important Community Bulletins

    Another August has arrived. The month of humid days and nights. Another Vermont August with warm swimming holes and perfect weather for a swim or two. A month known for idyllic summer weather. It is now also known as the mo ...

  • Remembering Irene: Stockbridge

    Important Community Bulletins

    There are no fond memories of the destruction wrought by Tropical Storm Irene; there are still many suffering and waiting for promised relief and assistance. But we can recall, with pride and a smile, the many stories of fri ...

  • Reflections on Irene from the Okemo Valley

    Important Community Bulletins

    How would I describe the Okemo Valley's response to the hurricane? The Chamber immediately called all 400+ members to see how they were and what they needed. The amazing story was they all said "I'll be fine, there's ot ...

  • Remembering Irene

    Important Community Bulletins

    Before the events of August 28, 2011 the name Irene was mostly associated with the classic blues song "Goodbye Irene" performed by Leadbelly. But alas for those of us who were effected by "the storm of the century" saying go ...

  • Thunder without lightening

    Important Community Bulletins

    At about 8 a.m. on the morning of August 28, I went to the Sunup Bakery for a coffee as I often do. It was raining lightly and conversation with some friends speculated that maybe approaching Irene might not produce much rai ...

  • Our story…from the heart

    Important Community Bulletins

    From two artists and community members painting on a sunny afternoon, came an idea from the heart. Mary Crowley and Karen Seward thought it was time to again bring attention to the people, places and businesses in Rutland an ...

  • Killington Resort, one year after Tropical Storm Irene

    Important Community Bulletins

    When we received word that a tropical storm was heading towards New England, Killington Resort crews began preparing on Thursday, August 25. While the preparations were helpful and alleviated the extent of damage in some loc ...

  • Reflections from Rutland to Killington and many towns inbetwee

    Important Community Bulletins

    The Rutland Chamber of Commerce was untouched by the storm so we all arrived at work first thing the next day. We began to play a role as soon as we turned on the phones and they didn't stop ringing. We decided to stay open ...

  • Irene Reflections

    Important Community Bulletins

    Joy and I were separated during Irene, she got stuck at the Restaurant and I was stranded at home with the kids in North Sherburne (or is it North Killington?) Our experiences were much different because of our separati ...

  • Irene Reflections: Ludlow

    Important Community Bulletins

    Okemo Mountain Resort did not escape Tropical Storm Irene's fury unscathed, but the damage was considerably less than what some of our neighbors experienced. The community rallied in support of those in need and the newly cr ...

  • Musings on Tropical Storm Irene

    Important Community Bulletins

    Two days after the Tropical Storm Irene did her damage, and at the height of the activity in the "war room" (aka the classroom of the Killington Fire and Rescue department), I was walking from my position in the war room to ...

  • Recollections on Ludlow, Irene, and the generosity of the human spirit

    Important Community Bulletins

    At a time when most of us are more than tired of the political harangues that seem to be the "law of the land," it is almost comforting to look back on the shock and devastation of Irene and realize what Vermonters displayed ...

  • East Mountain Road— In the days after Irene; the engineer’s perspective

    Important Community Bulletins

    We arrived in Killington in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irene, to meet with Town Manager Kathleen Ramsey, Road Foreman Ken Merrill, and Jennifer Conley a local transportation engineer. Town Planner Dick Horner picked us ...

  • Irene Reflections : Killington

    Important Community Bulletins

    On Aug 27, 2011 I was on my way to Boston. People told me I was crazy because I was driving into the storm. But as we now know, that was not the case. I woke up Sunday morning to a rain storm and parts of Boston without powe ...

  • Statewide volunteer effort helps Irene victims

    Important Community Bulletins

    Recovery is a long process. That's why the NeighborWorks Alliance of Vermont has organized a volunteer workday on Friday, June 8 to help complete projects in the hard-hit Cavendish/Ludlow areas. According to Peg Hale, Manag ...

  • Widespread Damage from Irene

    Features

    In our last week's Hurricane Irene edition we were perhaps premature in stating in our headline that "Killington was Vermont's Most Storm Damaged Community." Indeed we took a bad hit, but there's enormous progress at repair ...

  • How Floods Affect Local Food Safety

    Breaking News

    How Floods Affect Local Food Safety
 MONTPELIER - The Vermont Agency of Agriculture and Department of Health want consumers to know that many of Vermont's fruit and vegetable farms were untouched by flood waters from Tropi ...

  • Official Killington Region Report 9/6 6:00pm

    Breaking News

    Irene Relief Effort Updates Sept. 6, 2011 Updates and information as it happens is posted on KillingtonTown.com. Information not on this sheet has not changed from what was last released. Transportation Reminders: Rt. 4 East ...

  • Current Photos from Route 4 Mendon

    Breaking News

    ED NOTE: Our veteran reporter/photographer, Thomas Bartlett, managed to get to the east side of the Route 4 washout and send us the following photos from a differnt perspective from those taken from the "paved" side. Hopeful ...

  • Proctor Update 9/6

    Breaking News

      As of September 5th it looks like all roads are currently back open in Proctor. The area down by Gorham Bridge road is safe to travel although you can still see a lot of flooded and destroyed fields. The housing on ...

  • Today's Report from Killington Command Center

    Breaking News

    Irene Relief Updates, Sept. 4, 2011 Current as of 2:00 PM Updates and information as it comes in will be posted on KillingtonTown.com   Transportation Updates: Rt. 4 East:       The Vermon ...

  • 9/3 - 7pm Report from Killington Region Command Center

    Breaking News

    There will be a town meeting on Sunday, Sept. 4 at 3 pm at the Killington Elementary School   Transportation Eastbound Traffic Killington to Bridgewater   AOT has posted Route 4 East from Killington to Bridgewater ...