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Irene Fresh In Mind, Vermont Braces For Hurricane Sandy
Thursday, 10/25/12
More than a year after Tropical Storm Irene devastated the state, town and state officials from Bennington to Bethel are getting questions from residents concerned about Hurricane Sandy as it moves north from the Carribean.
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FEMA Approves First Buyouts For People Who Lost Homes To Floods
Wednesday, 08/01/12
By Steve Zind
The first applications for the flood buyout program for homeowners have been approved by FEMA. Vermont Hazard Mitigation Officer Ray Doherty says five out of nearly 100 applications for homeowner buyouts under the FEMA program were approved this week.  
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Cities And Towns Set Tax Rates
Wednesday, 07/11/12
It's that time of year when Vermont cities and towns are setting their tax rates, and select board and city council minutes show many have increased them slightly as they enter the 2013 fiscal year.
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After Irene, Towns Work To Repair Athletic Fields
Monday, 05/07/12
Across Vermont, many communities hit by Tropical Storm Irene are getting their athletic fields back in shape.
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Irene Recovery Group Says It Will Take Two Years To Distribute Funds
Tuesday, 04/17/12
By Steve Zind
Nearly eight months after Tropical Storm Irene, Vermont's Long Term Disaster Recovery Group says it's just beginning to distribute millions of dollars in donations.
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With Mild Winter, Mud Season Arrives Early
Tuesday, 03/20/12
By Kirk Carapezza
After a mild and nearly snowless winter in Vermont, many communities are coping with an early mud season.
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Voters Increasingly Expect Vt. Towns To Join Digital World
Monday, 03/05/12
By Kirk Carapezza
Vermonters value debating local issues and interacting with their local government on Town Meeting Day in person, but many voters increasingly expect their towns to take advantage of the digital world as well.
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Flooding Left Bethel Home On Unexpected Island
Monday, 01/23/12
Tropical Storm Irene has left one Vermont couple living on an unexpected island.
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Bethel Residents To Post Select Board Meetings On YouTube
Monday, 10/31/11
By Kirk Carapezza
Residents in Bethel say they will begin videotaping Select Board meetings and broadcasting them via YouTube after a series of disagreements over how the town has - or has not - responded to Tropical Storm Irene.  
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In Bethel, Volunteers Take Part In Clean Up Day
Monday, 10/24/11
By Kirk Carapezza
With the days before winter's first snowfall dwindling, volunteers descended on the flood zone over the weekend to help communities and individuals clean up Tropical Storm Irene damage.
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In Wilmington, Town Manager Resigns Amid Disaster Relief
Monday, 10/17/11
By Kirk Carapezza
The town manager in Wilmington has resigned, after he and the Select Board came under fire for how they handled the town government's response to Tropical Storm Irene.
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In Bethel, Gov't Transparency Questions Resurface
Wednesday, 10/05/11
By Kirk Carapezza
Some Bethel residents question whether minutes of recent select board meetings accurately reflect all that's happened since Tropical Storm Irene.
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Bethel Calls Special Select Board Meeting
Monday, 10/03/11
By Kirk Carapezza
The town of Bethel is holding an emergency meeting Monday night in response to Tropical Storm Irene flooding. It's the first select board meeting the town has publicly called since the flood devastated the Windsor County town.
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Bethel's Political Infighting Hampers Recovery Effort
Saturday, 10/01/11
By Kirk Carapezza
Most towns have gratefully accepted offers of help from neighbors in the month since Tropical Storm Irene ripped through Vermont. But officials in one Windsor County town have largely declined similar assistance. Some say that's thwarting the town's recovery.
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