Federal judge Barbier ordered Anadarko, a non-operated partner in the Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico when in blew out in 2010, to pay a fine of $159 million for its role.

Progress On Water in Woodstock

There have been two meetings the last 24 hours in Woodstock, a public town meeting last night and a Selectboard update meeting this morning.  Last night the public got to see and hear from Eric Wegner, the vice president of Woodstock Aqueduct Company; he gave an update on status of the municipal water system.  One…

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Finally Headed for Vermont

As many of you know, I’ve been working in the Denver area for the last year, requiring that I spend the vast majority of my time here.  Being away from our home in Vermont this week has been especially painful, as I have followed all the events in Woodstock by video and digital communication with…

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WATCH: History Lost as Vermont’s Covered Bridges Take a Beating After Hurricane Irene – TIME NewsFeed

WATCH: History Lost as Vermont’s Covered Bridges Take a Beating After Hurricane Irene – TIME NewsFeed.

Please help Vermont

 

Some Progress on the Woodstock Water System Failure

This evening, I spoke to an individual very familiar with the Woodstock municipal water system failure and efforts to bring the system back online. When asked about status, this individual stated that extensive work is being done to the system that provides water to the Town of Woodstock, which was severely damaged during the floods…

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Irene Floods in Vermont Expose Huge Weakness in Emergency Response

This morning, after having power on for about 12 hours in parts of Woodstock, it went off again about 8:30.  Water service to most of Woodstock has been off since Sunday afternoon and continues to be off.  The situation, appearing to be looking up even yesterday, appears to be deteriorating under the shear weight of…

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One of the Most Impressive Photos of the Vermont Floods

We’ve seen all kinds of photos and videos of the disaster in Vermont that has been the flooding caused by the remnants of Hurricane Irene this weekend.  I have found one, though, taken by Pamela Mintzer, of the area on what’s left of Rt. 4 between Woodstock and Rutland, just east of Rutland.  The power…

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