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Irene http://addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/869/all en Lincoln school's annual play is a class act http://addisonindependent.com/201403lincoln-schools-annual-play-class-act <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-22281" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201403lincoln-schools-annual-play-class-act"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/LincolnPlay9097.thumbnail.jpg" alt="LincolnPlay9097.jpg" title="LincolnPlay9097.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> WYATT THOMPSON, LEFT, Sam Schoenhuber and Max Brault demonstrate the water cycle as part of the Lincoln Community School production of &quot;Mud and Water.&quot; Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">LINCOLN &mdash; As the saying goes, the show must go on. Not snow days, nor sickness, nor stage fright will stop the fifth- and sixth-grade thespians at Lincoln Community School from putting on their annual play, which they have worked on for three months.</span></p> <p> The production, &ldquo;Mud and Water: Flood Stories from Potato Hill and Downstream,&rdquo; turns a spotlight on Lincoln&rsquo;s history of deluges. It debuted Wednesday and will feature an encore performance Thursday evening in the school gym.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/22282">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201403lincoln-schools-annual-play-class-act" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Lincoln Featured Flood of '98 Irene LCS Leeds lincoln Mud and Water wood Thu, 20 Mar 2014 13:50:35 +0000 Zach Despart 22282 at http://addisonindependent.com Bristol tallies up cost of flood repairs http://addisonindependent.com/201208bristol-tallies-cost-flood-repairs <p> BRISTOL &mdash; When Tropical Storm Irene slammed Vermont &nbsp;a year ago, Bristol wasn&rsquo;t as badly marred as some Vermont towns. But large sections of several major roads were wiped out, construction projects were taken back to phase one and several old structures were destroyed.</p> <p> One year later, Bristol Administrator Bill Bryant said the town&rsquo;s infrastructure and finances are in good shape. He credited the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans), among others, for aiding in the recovery.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/13006">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201208bristol-tallies-cost-flood-repairs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bristol bristol flooding infrastructure Irene repairs Thu, 30 Aug 2012 18:08:20 +0000 Andrew Stein 13006 at http://addisonindependent.com White River Valley towns bounce back from Irene http://addisonindependent.com/201208white-river-valley-towns-bounce-back-irene <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-13025" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201208white-river-valley-towns-bounce-back-irene"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/granvillestore0377.thumbnail.jpg" alt="granvillestore0377.jpg" title="granvillestore0377.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GRANVILLE GENERAL STORE owner Dan Sargeant was set to open his store on Labor Day weekend last year when Irene struck and forced him to delay the opening. Sargeant credits the strong Granville community for helping carry the store through a difficult time. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <p> GRANVILLE/HANCOCK &mdash; These days, business is good at the Old Hancock Hotel, which sits on Route 100 mere yards from the bridge that rising waters swept away on Aug. 28, 2011.</p> <p> That&rsquo;s not to say the past year hasn&rsquo;t been a struggle for Diane Isaacson, who runs the hotel, restaurant and bakery. As Tropical Storm Irene passed through and the rain turned brooks to raging rivers that swept through houses and fields, Isaacson&rsquo;s basement was inundated, her water and power supply destroyed.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/13026">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201208white-river-valley-towns-bounce-back-irene" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Granville Hancock Featured Irene tropical storm irene Thu, 30 Aug 2012 17:42:17 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 13026 at http://addisonindependent.com Folklife Center captures voices of Irene flood survivors http://addisonindependent.com/201208folklife-center-captures-voices-irene-flood-survivors <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; The Vermont Folklife Center this week announced the completion of &ldquo;Weathering the Storm,&rdquo; a new audio documentary that explores the impact of Tropical Storm Irene on hard-hit communities throughout the state. &ldquo;Weathering the Storm&rdquo; features the voices of 40 Vermonters from 12 towns, addressing the experience of the storm and the continuing process of recovery.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/13008">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201208folklife-center-captures-voices-irene-flood-survivors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vermont Irene tropical storm irene Vermont Folklife Center Thu, 30 Aug 2012 16:10:27 +0000 Addison Independent 13008 at http://addisonindependent.com Brandon works on new flood control rules http://addisonindependent.com/201208brandon-works-new-flood-control-rules <p> BRANDON &mdash; Three months after Tropical Storm Irene, Vermont had set a new standard for the rest of the country as crews worked to repair and replace roads and bridges in record time. To the credit of state and local officials, critical flood plain development policies and regulations were coming to the fore with the epic flooding as an eerie exclamation point.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/13005">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201208brandon-works-new-flood-control-rules" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Brandon Branodn flooding Irene repairs rules Thu, 30 Aug 2012 15:59:49 +0000 John Flowers 13005 at http://addisonindependent.com Middlebury starts new era in co-existence with river http://addisonindependent.com/201208middlebury-starts-new-era-co-existence-river <p> EAST MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Like many of the state&rsquo;s waterways right now, the Middlebury River has slowed to a virtual trickle in some spots amid what has been a hot, dry summer by Vermont standards.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/13003">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201208middlebury-starts-new-era-co-existence-river" target="_blank">read more</a></p> East Middlebury flooding Irene Middlebury River recovery Thu, 30 Aug 2012 15:56:12 +0000 John Flowers 13003 at http://addisonindependent.com Irene recovery awaits decisions from FEMA http://addisonindependent.com/201207irene-recovery-awaits-decisions-fema <p> ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; Nearly one year after tropical storm Irene hit the state of Vermont local residents are still recovering from the damage. Disaster relief funds and volunteer efforts have dramatically improved conditions, but Irene&rsquo;s aftermath is still a problem for many Vermonters and those working to help them.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12626">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201207irene-recovery-awaits-decisions-fema" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vermont Featured federal funding FEMA Irene Thu, 26 Jul 2012 15:25:10 +0000 Lauren Davidson 12626 at http://addisonindependent.com What to do about the river? http://addisonindependent.com/201206what-do-about-river <p> EAST MIDDLEBURY &mdash; John and Theresa Anderson bought their home off Grist Mill Road around seven years ago. Among its many assets: A backyard spacious enough for a horse ring and a border with the Middlebury River.</p> <p> The river, however, has now become a mixed blessing.</p> <p> A series of soaking storms &mdash; punctuated by Tropical Storm Irene last year &mdash; have at times turned the placid river into a raging juggernaut, careening against its banks and spilling into portions of the East Middlebury community.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12268">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201206what-do-about-river" target="_blank">read more</a></p> East Middlebury ecology Featured Irene river work Mon, 25 Jun 2012 14:56:34 +0000 John Flowers 12268 at http://addisonindependent.com East Middlebury struggles to find funds for flood mitigation http://addisonindependent.com/201203east-middlebury-struggles-find-funds-flood-mitigation <p> EAST MIDDLEBURY &mdash; On Thursday night, members of the Middlebury River task force &mdash; comprised of citizens, scientists and local officials &mdash; spoke with more than 50 people in East Middlebury about the contentious future of the river that flooded the village during Tropical Storm Irene.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/11258">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201203east-middlebury-struggles-find-funds-flood-mitigation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> East Middlebury Featured flooding Irene mitigation Mon, 26 Mar 2012 15:58:08 +0000 Andrew Stein 11258 at http://addisonindependent.com Officials spar over impact of river work http://addisonindependent.com/201201officials-spar-over-impact-river-work <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-10477" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201201officials-spar-over-impact-river-work"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/river7182.thumbnail.jpg" alt="river7182.jpg" title="river7182.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> MIDDLEBURY DIRECTOR OF Operations Dan Werner points out areas of the Middlebury River that flooded during Tropical Storm Irene to a gathering of federal, state and local officials who met Tuesday to discuss flood mitigation plans for the river. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <p> EAST MIDDLEBURY &mdash; A group of federal, state and Middlebury representatives met on Tuesday to discuss the future of the East Middlebury stretch of the Middlebury River.</p> <p> The meeting came in the wake of last August&rsquo;s Tropical Storm Irene, after which the town of Middlebury put earthmoving equipment in the river and started dredging to repair damage and guard against future damage.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/10473">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201201officials-spar-over-impact-river-work" target="_blank">read more</a></p> East Middlebury Irene Middlebury selectboard river work Thu, 12 Jan 2012 18:00:09 +0000 Andrew Stein 10473 at http://addisonindependent.com Shumlin looks to use momentum from Irene http://addisonindependent.com/201201shumlin-looks-use-momentum-irene <p> MONTPELIER &mdash; Gov. Peter Shumlin on Jan. 5 exhorted lawmakers to attack such issues as health care reform, drug abuse and improving public education with the same zeal and creativity that Vermonters showed in rebuilding the state&rsquo;s roads and bridges following Tropical Storm Irene last August.</p> <p> And Addison County lawmakers on both sides of the aisle said they were up for the challenge.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/10430">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201201shumlin-looks-use-momentum-irene" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vermont Gov. Shumlin Irene state of the state Mon, 09 Jan 2012 18:00:05 +0000 John Flowers 10430 at http://addisonindependent.com Lawmakers target Irene, health care http://addisonindependent.com/201201lawmakers-target-irene-health-care <p> MONTPELIER &mdash; Local lawmakers kicked off the 2012 legislative session Tuesday seeking, among other things, to make further strides in health care reform and to craft a tight state budget that will be further stressed by road, bridge and culvert repair bills racked up because of Tropical Storm Irene.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/10391">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201201lawmakers-target-irene-health-care" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vermont health care Irene legislature Thu, 05 Jan 2012 18:00:08 +0000 John Flowers 10391 at http://addisonindependent.com Hancock apartments stay affordable http://addisonindependent.com/201201hancock-apartments-stay-affordable <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-10398" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201201hancock-apartments-stay-affordable"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/hancockapt6490_0.thumbnail.jpg" alt="hancockapt6490.jpg" title="hancockapt6490.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> THE ADDISON COUNTY Community Trust will acquire and purchase this affordable housing apartment building on Route 125 in Hancock in order to preserve its availability for low-income renters. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <p> HANCOCK &mdash; The Addison County Community Trust (ACCT) will acquire and renovate Hancock&rsquo;s most prominent affordable housing apartment building, thereby preserving the low-cost rental units for at least the next 20 years.</p> <p> At issue is the five-unit Mountain View project at 123 Route 125, which for the past 30 years has accommodated low-income tenants under the federal Section 8 housing program. That program pays rental subsidies for tenants earning less than 50 percent of the area median household income, which is currently $35,750 for a family of four.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/10379">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201201hancock-apartments-stay-affordable" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hancock Addison County Community Trust housing Irene Thu, 05 Jan 2012 18:00:00 +0000 John Flowers 10379 at http://addisonindependent.com Commerce secretary shares views on post-Irene economy http://addisonindependent.com/201112commerce-secretary-shares-views-post-irene-economy <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; For 20 years, Otter Creek Brewing founder Lawrence Miller had joined a chorus of Addison County entrepreneurial voices pushing for government policy changes to promote business interests in Vermont.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/10117">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201112commerce-secretary-shares-views-post-irene-economy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury business Irene Lawrence Miller Thu, 15 Dec 2011 18:00:01 +0000 John Flowers 10117 at http://addisonindependent.com White River work spurs scrutiny http://addisonindependent.com/201112white-river-work-spurs-scrutiny <p class="Bodycopy"> GRANVILLE/HANCOCK &mdash; In the days and weeks after Tropical Storm Irene hit Vermont in late August, it wasn&rsquo;t uncommon to see excavators in rivers across the state, clearing culverts and rebuilding riverbanks.</p> <p class="Bodycopy"> The White River in Granville and Hancock was no exception.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/10159">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201112white-river-work-spurs-scrutiny" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Granville flooding Irene recovery river work Thu, 08 Dec 2011 18:00:06 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 10159 at http://addisonindependent.com