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Following FEMA's Irene Funding

07/25/12 12:00PM By Jane Lindholm
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Courtesy of Vermont Fish and Wildlife/Shawn Good
Excavators work on the channeling and armoring of the banks of the Middlebury River following Tropical Storm Irene.
Vermont recently learned that FEMA funds for the Waterbury Office Complex, the State Hospital and some town projects could be far less than expected. Bennington, for instance, could be on the hook for $4 million of post-Irene debris removal work that the city proceeded on.

Administration Secretary Jeb Spaulding and Irene Recovery Officer Sue Minter discuss where FEMA funding now stands and what recourse the state has in light of FEMA's decisions.

Also on the program, more than a year ago, the public service department and FairPoint Communications agreed that the company would not have to pay out 6.6 million dollars in penalties levied for poor service. Instead FairPoint would use the money to expand broadband to underserved areas in Vermont. But some residents are unhappy with that plan.

And as part of our Summer School Series, campers at Maple Street Park in Essex Junction teach us how to make the biggest splash in the pool during their day camp Olympics.


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