CVPS asks customers to call if they can safely receive electrical service: Officials continue to urge caution around utility and road work
SEPTEMBER 13 - BURLINGTON - As road workers open up access to the most remote and damaged areas and home repairs are made in the wake of Hurricane Irene, Central Vermont Public Service is asking customers who can now take service to contact the company.
SEPTEMBER 9 - BURLINGTON – The town of Rutland has been added to the list of disaster recovery center locations open to help Vermonters affected by Tropical Storm Irene.
SEPTEMBER 9 - MONTPELIER – The Vermont Arts Council is pleased to announce that Gov. Peter Shumlin has appointed Sydney Lea of Newbury as Vermont’s next Poet Laureate to succeed Ruth Stone, whose four-year term ends in 2011. A public ceremony honoring Mr. Lea will be held on Nov. 4 at the Capital Plaza Hotel in Montpelier. The ceremony will be attended by Gov. Shumlin as part of an evening celebrating the arts in Vermont.
SEPTEMBER 9 - MONTPELIER – Adding another dimension to its inspirational response to Irene, the State of Vermont today announced a multi-disciplinary task force charged with restoring tourism, and the vital economic activity it generates, during the state’s celebrated fall foliage season.
SEPTEMBER 8 - 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 Tropical Storm Irene, and Vermonters should still support their local farms and farmers’ markets.
SEPTEMBER 8 - SHARON – A half-mile long, three-foot-wide trail that will link the Sharon Elementary School to Fay Brook Road through the woods, up a hill and down to the White River, is being hailed by state officials as a three-tiered, obesity prevention strategy.
SEPTEMBER 8 - MONTPELIER – Governor Peter Shumlin today appointed Neale Lunderville to oversee state recovery efforts following Tropical Storm Irene.
SEPTEMBER 6 - MONTPELIER - Vermont Agency of Transportation Secretary Brian Searles today reminded the public that "tremors" from Tropical Storm Irene in the form of sink holes and slope failures continue to occur across the state, especially in the southern tier.
SEPTEMBER 6 - MORETOWN – Gov. Peter Shumlin, appearing with Vermonters who lost their homes in flooding created by Tropical Storm Irene, today outlined the various federal and state programs designed to get properties repaired and rebuilt as quickly as possible.
SEPTEMBER 6 - BURLINGTON – The Vermont Department of Health is advising gardeners to throw away any fruits and vegetables – including root crops – that have been in contact with floodwater. According to the federal Food and Drug Administration, all flood-affected crops – fruits and vegetables, above and below ground – should not be consumed, sold or given away.