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State Hires Consultants For Help With FEMA Regulations
Thursday, 11/15/12
By John Dillon
Vermont hired two consulting firms shortly after Tropical Storm Irene to navigate FEMA's bureaucratic maze. The state is set to pay up to $4 million under a pair of consulting contracts with the disaster management specialists.
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New Stores Bring Hope To Town Hit By Flood And Recession
Friday, 09/28/12
By Nancy Eve Cohen
When the flood hit Wilmington a year ago the local economy was already on its knees. But just this month, with the help of a local non-profit two new businesses are opening in the downtown and a once flood-damaged building was sold.
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Dover, Wilmington Hire Lobbyist To Track Educational Spending
Wednesday, 09/12/12
The towns of Dover and Wilmington will co-fund the costs of hiring KSE Partners to track how their education taxes are being spent at the state level.
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Wilmington Debates Benefits Of Hiring Economic Development Coordinator
Tuesday, 07/10/12
The town of Wilmington is evaluating whether to hire an economic development consultant as the town continues to recover nearly a year after Tropical Storm Irene.
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Urge To Help Out After Irene Extended Beyond State Borders
Monday, 04/09/12
By Nancy Eve Cohen
Vermont is still recovering from the floods that followed Tropical Storm Irene, and the urge to help is forging a sense of community that extends beyond state borders.
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After Irene, Iconic Wilmington Eatery To Reopen
Monday, 03/19/12
By Susan Keese
Wilmington's flood-ravaged business center got some good news Monday. Dot's, the town's iconic eatery and gathering place, will be restored.
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Mood In Wilmington Is Upbeat, Six Months After Irene
Wednesday, 03/07/12
By Susan Keese
Following Tropical Storm Irene, town budgets have been complicated by uncertainty over FEMA reimbursements and the costs of future repairs. But in some of those hard-hit communities, the mood on Town Meeting Day seemed buoyant.
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Hydrologist Warns Deerfield Wind Could Cause Wilmington Floods
Thursday, 02/23/12
By Susan Keese
A hydrologist hired by opponents of a wind project in the Green Mountain National Forest says the installation could increase the danger of flooding.
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Local Funds Raised $4 Million For Irene Victims
Monday, 02/13/12
By Steve Zind
Many of the local funds credited with stepping up to help Vermonters in the days right after Tropical Storm Irene are closing up shop.
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Wilmington Holds Irene Recovery Meeting
Tuesday, 01/17/12
Tuesday night the town of Wilmington is holding a kick-off meeting to address its long-term recovery from Tropical Storm Irene.
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New Group Aims To Revitalize Downtown Wilmington
Monday, 01/09/12
By Nancy Eve Cohen
About 15 to 20 percent of the businesses in the historic village of Wilmington are still closed because of damage from Tropical Storm Irene.Now, a group of second homeowners and others are forming a nonprofit group to rebuild and revitalize the downtown.
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Addressing Long-Term Recovery From Irene
Thursday, 12/08/11
By Susan Keese
Two of Vermont's most storm-damaged communities have been picked for a special FEMA program, which aims to help devastated areas envision their futures and bring those visions about.  
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Flooded Communities Hold Winter Light Celebrations
Friday, 12/02/11
By Nancy Eve Cohen
Several communities that were devastated by the flood this summer are marking their comeback with winter light celebrations. This Saturday in Waterbury, children and artists are parading through downtown carrying lanterns. And next weekend the towns in the Deerfield River Valley are cranking up their holiday lights.
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Some Lawmakers Have Requests For Districts Hard Hit By Irene
Thursday, 11/10/11
By John Dillon
Lawmakers who gathered in Montpelier learned new details about both the personal and the financial toll from Tropical Storm Irene. And some came with particular requests to help their hard-hit districts.
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In Brattleboro, Advocating, Exhaustively, For Flood Relief
Monday, 11/07/11
By Nancy Eve Cohen
More than two months after Tropical Storm Irene, some people are still repairing their homes and getting ready for winter. In Brattleboro, some people need help navigating through FEMA and finding money for repairs, and one woman is advocating for them.
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Wilmington Businesses Struggle To Reopen
Friday, 10/28/11
By Nancy Eve Cohen
Two months ago, Tropical Storm Irene decimated Wilmington. Now, more than half of the downtown businesses are still closed. And even as some businesses reopen, the owners say they need other businesses to thrive.
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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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Expediting Permitting To Aid Irene Re-Building Efforts
Monday, 10/10/11
By Kirk Carapezza
As the days grow shorter and colder, cities and towns are considering speeding up building permitting to help residents who urgently want to repair or rebuild their flood-damaged homes and businesses before winter.
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Wilmington Voters Embrace Pergola
Wednesday, 03/03/10
By Ross Sneyd
Wilmington voters embraced a new "pergola" built in their downtown. The structure is in a new town park that was built on the site of a bank that burned down.
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Wilmington To Decide Fate Of Pergola
Monday, 03/01/10
By Susan Keese
On Town Meeting Day, voters in Wilmington will attempt to settle the fate of a decorative structure that's become a flash point in town. It's called the "pergola."  And some people in Wilmington want to get rid of it.
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