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Local News
September 14, 2016

Chittenden contemplates emergency siren

By Julia Purdy Jan Sotirakis’ idea for a warning siren at the Chittenden dam was inspired by Tropical Storm Irene. Sotirakis, Chittenden’s emergency management director, has developed a proposal for a townwide alarm in the event that Chittenden dam, which holds back Chittenden Reservoir, failed….

Flooding remembered, five years later
August 24, 2016

Flooding remembered, five years later

By Polly Lynn Five years ago this week, Tropical Storm Irene killed six people in Vermont, ravaged 3,500 buildings, took out more than 500 miles of roads and about 200 bridges at an estimated cost of $733 million—a figure equal to two-thirds of the state’s…

Pittsfield celebrates fifth community picnic

Sunday, Aug. 28 at 12:30 p.m.—PITTSFIELD— The Pittsfield Picnic will celebrate the fifth anniversary of the devastation of Tropical Storm Irene, Sunday, Aug. 28 from 12:30 to 4 p.m. This year, the town will celebrate more than just community.

In 2011, Tropical Storm…