Vermont News

Vermont ‘Lucked Out’ in Sandy Hit, but Many Still Powerless

Thousands of Vermonters remain without power and schools are closed from one end of the state to the other, but experts say the state was spared serious damage from superstorm Sandy. National Weather Service meteorologist Scott Whittier says that as …

Get Ready for Hurricane Sandy, Regulators Warn New England Residents

Vermont insurance regulators are advising New England residents to get ready for Hurricane Sandy, which could hit the U.S. eastern seaboard early next week. Regulators are reminding residents of the destruction suffered during Tropical Storm Irene in 2011. Already, Hurricane …

Vermont Irene Recovery Fund Pays Out $2M to Victims

A private fund-raising group set up to help Vermonters recover from Tropical Storm Irene has paid out more than $2 million to flood victims. There is another $2 million remaining in Vermont’s Long Term Disaster Relief Fund, but officials say …

Vermont Captive Insurance Leader Discusses Emerging Areas, Challenges

Vermont is the leading onshore captive insurance domicile. The Green Mountain State now has over 900 captives, having licensed more than four times the number of captives than any other domestic competitor. Richard Smith, president of the state’s captive industry …

Vermont Sheriff Gets Education Grant for Young Drivers

The Caledonia County Sheriff’s Department and St. Johnsbury Police Department are going to teach young Vermont drivers about the dangers of distracted driving. The departments have been awarded an educational grant through Vermont Governor’s Highway Safety Program and The National …

Vt. Town Offices Reopen a Year After Irene, With Help From Flood Insurance

The town offices and police department in a small southern Vermont town have reopened this week in their original home nearly a year after flooding from Tropical Storm Irene forced them to move.

Captive Insurance Industry to Gather in Burlington, Vt., This Week

Vermont will be hosting a major conference this week for the nation’ captive insurance industry. The Vermont Captive Insurance Association will be holding its annual conference from Tuesday through Thursday. Some 1,000 industry professionals and participants are expected to attend …

Hundreds of Volunteers Still Helping Vermont Rebuild After Irene

Nearly a year after flooding from Tropical Storm Irene devastated villages up and down Vermont’s rivers, hundreds of volunteers are continuing to work with residents trying to rebuild. In Moretown last week, members of a Williston-based church group applied polyurethane …

Vermont Launches Photo Contest to Showcase State’s Recovery From Irene

Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin is asking Vermonters to share their best photographs of Vermont since Tropical Storm Irene to celebrate the state’s recovery. Shumlin and the Department of Tourism have launched a photo contest called “Build Up Vermont.” People will …

FEMA Backing Away From Vermont Funding Assurance

A top state official stunned lawmakers last Friday with the announcement that the Federal Emergency Management Agency apparently was backing away from funding assurances to help replace the Vermont State Hospital and rebuild the Waterbury state office complex that were …