Credit Staff Sgt. Jim Greenhill/U.S. Army/Wikimedia Commons/Public DomainSoldiers remove tons of debris as part of cleanup efforts during the aftermath of Hurricane Irene in Pittsfield, Vt., Sept. 6, 2011 Photo by United States Army Staff Sgt. Jim GreenhillEdit | Remove
The state of Vermont is asking the federal government for $10 million to help pay for 35 flood mitigation projects from Tropical Storm Irene and other storms of 2011.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was in the Adirondack village of Ausable Forks this morning to announce a funding initiative for Tropical Storm Irene recovery and to present a check to rebuild a firehouse destroyed in that storm.
Vermont Health Connect — the health care marketplace, or exchange, being set up under the federal Affordable Care Act, has a new toll-free number where people can call to get their questions answered.
The customer support hotline is available nearly a month in advance of the startup date for enrollments in the new health insurance offerings. Vermont Health Connect will formally begin signing people up on Oct. 1 for coverage to take effect on Jan. 1.
Governor Peter Shumlin is planning to ask the Vermont Legislature to change the state's mental health laws to make it easier for doctors to administer state hospital patients who are refusing treatment.
As President Obama expresses confidence that he'll be able to work with Congress to pass a resolution authorizing military intervention in Syria, in Vermont and Northern New York, representatives and peace activists want questions answered before any action begins.
Magazines on opposite coasts, famous for their photography, are engaging in a tongue-in-cheek rivalry over fall foliage. Arizona Highways is talking on Vermont’s fall foliage, and Vermont Life Magazine has taken up the gauntlet.