Two years ago, Tropical Storm Irene moved up the Atlantic coast, barging through Vermont on August 28th. Some areas of the state saw 11 inches of rain, and 500 miles of roads and 200 bridges were damaged or destroyed. Six people in the state died. Today, North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley talks with Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin about the historic storm and the status of the recovery.
New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan says now that the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant is preparing to close, the state will work with Vermont to prepare for and minimize any impacts to the electric grid and energy costs.
Vermont officials are defending of one of the state's most cherished icons, the red-, orange- and gold-hued fall foliage that tops trees and mountains, after an Arizona magazine claimed fall is better there.