On July 19, 2023

Killington strong

 

Dear Editor,

With all the flood devastation during the past week and a half, the true spirit of Killington came through with area businesses and organizations stepping up to help get the town and roads back in business. The list of thank yous include:

Casella construction

Mosher excavating

Fiore excavating

Harvey plumbing and excavation

Vermont Agency of Transportation

Green Mountain Power

Killington Fire Dept., including EMS

Killington Police including Killington Search & Rescue 

Killington Town Highway Dept.

The food businesses that opened to provide food to construction crews included:

Killington Market

Killington Deli

iPie pizza 

I am sure there are some organizations I am missing here as well as many volunteers assisting their town and neighbors. I also want to appreciate the town Select Board (Steve Finneron, Chris Karr, and Jim Haff) for leading the town during the devastation. Also, a shout out to Jim Haff for going above and beyond with late night delivery of pizza and sandwiches to those putting the roads back together.

Seeing everyone get right to work in the hours following that first storm on July 7, proved the spirit of Killington Strong was alive and well.

And finally, a thank you to Governor Scott and Secretary of Transportation, Joe Flynn, for making Killington and Bridgewater their first stops on damage assessment visits back on July 8, when they met with the Select Board, KPAA and a few area representatives.

Jim Harrison

State Representative for Chittenden, Killington, Mendon & Pittsfield

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