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Historic Occurrences – 1938 Great New England and Long Island Express Hurricane killed 682+ people

The majority of the storm damage was from storm surge and wind. The winds reached up to 150 mph with waves surging to around 25–35 feet high. Readings from the Blue Hills Observatory showed sustained winds topping 120 miles per hour, with a gust of 186 miles per hour. ATLANTIC STRONG news – Wiki reports – The 1938 New England Hurricane (also referred to as the Great New England Hurricane and Long Island Express)…
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Through Devastation We Emerge Stronger

Presidential Proclamation on National Days of Prayer and Remembrance, 2019 US STRONG news – Washington, DC: The White House reports During these National Days of Prayer and Remembrance, we come together to honor the memory of the nearly 3,000 men, women, and children who perished in the terrorist attacks of September 11, ; The passage of time will never diminish the magnitude of the loss…
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Remembering D-Day, 75 Years Later

VT STRONG NEWS - The Norwich Record edu reports - WWII veteran Robert F. Crecco ’47 landed at Omaha Beach after the first assault. Now 94, the Norwich alumnus recalls in a 2013 interview that experience and how he spent the war. I was drafted while attending Norwich as a freshman. There were about 179 of us freshmen at the time. The school was basically…
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Historic Occurrences – 1938 Great New England and Long Island Express Hurricane killed 682+ people

  ATLANTIC STRONG - Sept. 21 1938 - The majority of the storm damage was from storm surge and wind. The winds reached up to 150 mph with waves surging to around 25–35 feet high. Readings from the Blue Hills Observatory showed sustained winds topping 120 miles per hour, with a gust of 186 miles per hour. The 1938 New England Hurricane (also referred to as the Great New England Hurricane and Long Island…
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THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE SEPTEMBER 11 ATTACKS

11 SEPTEMBER 2018 - Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott today issued the following statement: “Seventeen years ago, we awoke to a typical Tuesday. There was a quiet across the nation, in a less complicated world, and a less complicated time. “By the end of the day, all that would change. “The events of September 11, 2001 are still clear in my mind, as they are for…
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Gov Scott Signs Gun Legislation

Vermont Statutes. Title 13: Crimes And Criminal Procedure. Chapter 85: Weapons. As of subject to change. § 4001. Slung shot, blackjack, brass knuckles-Use or possession A person who uses a slung shot, blackjack, brass knuckles or similar weapon against another person, or attempts so to do, or who possesses a slung shot, blackjack, brass knuckles, or similar weapon, with intent so to use it, shall be imprisoned not more than five…
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Mount Ascutney Vermont Plutonic Volcanic Series

Mount Ascutney, Vermont is part of the White Mountain plutonic-volcanic series of igneous rocks. These rocks intruded from Triassic to Cretaceous time in southern Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont with the relatively young Ascutney pluton intruding at ~122 MA (K/Ar date on Biotite). The Ascutney pluton is about 8 km × 4 km in map area and intrudes Precambrian basement gneisses of the Chester dome and overlying Paleozoic metasedimentary rocks. The pluton emplacement…
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Original Vermont Strong 250th Commemoratives before the Storm

          Ludlow was flooded by Tropical Storm Irene August 2011 closing the town's only market, Shaw's Supermarket, and Okemo Valley's Main Street was flooded by downhill rapids flowing into Ludlow's Black River flooding the Village which was once a lake. LUDLOW, VT - Kevin M. Davis, 50, of Weston and a longtime resident of Ludlow, died Sunday, August 28, 2011, in a…
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GRAND ARMY of the REPUBLIC – UNION Civil War Statue to Be Erected on the Town Green by Ludlow Patriots

LUDLOW, VT: Okemo Valley - Before a large crowd of strong American citizens, the Board of Selectmen met Monday August 7, 2017 at Town Hall on Depot Street in the Village of Ludlow. The Selectmen heard the Paul Barton proposal to erect a monument to the Grand Army of the Republic. The proposal was moved, seconded and passed. This will be Ludlow's first monument statue in…
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6 Years After Hurricane Irene Floods – Are You Prepared ? Flood of 1927 Claims 84 Lives

How can studying the Flood of 1927 help us think about the flooding in 2011? Have you heard about the Flood of 1927?  Historians talk about how that flood changed Vermont.  In the future, we will think about how Tropical Storm Irene changed Vermont.  Years from now, students will look at pictures of washed out roads in Mendon.  They will watch videos of the Whetstone…
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13 CONNECTICUT RIVER POWER DAMS THAT RESTRICT STORM FLOOD WATER FLOW UP FOR SALE

Vermont and New Hampshire, New England: - 13 River hydroelectric Powered Dams located along the Connecticut and Deerfield River are near purchase by a Boston Company. The Dams may be subject to flooding when water levels rise. During Hurricane Irene 2011 massive tropical rains, strong upstream flooding occurred with the green generating dams contributing to reducing river flows. The Otter - Queechee River flowed backwards from…
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WATER DISASTERS – Are Rocks Exposed During Mountain Development Causing Dead Rivers, Downstream Illness ?

COMMON DRINKING WATER CONTAMINANTS AND ISSUES IN VERMONT. Vermont’s bedrock contains naturally occurring elements such as radioactive elements (uranium, radium, and radon), iron, arsenic, and manganese. Nitrate is a compound that occurs naturally in water in low background amounts, while fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral. Some contaminants are human-made and enter water sources because of human activities. NATURAL DRINKING WATER CONTAMINANTS AND/OR ISSUES The Health…
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Radon Awareness – Test, Fix and Breathe Easy

BURLINGTON – When it comes to making sure Vermonters understand the importance of getting homes tested for radon gas, the students in Daryl Kuhn’s science class are right on it. The 7 th and 8th grade “Team Infinity” students at Edmunds Middle School in Burlington submitted their artwork for this year’s Radon Poster Contest and received first, second and third prize, as well as honorable…
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US President Trump – EXECUTIVE ORDER: PROTECTING THE NATION FROM FOREIGN TERRORIST ENTRY INTO THE UNITED STATES

via USStrong - Washington, DC: By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and laws of the United States of America, including the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), 8 1101 et seq., and section 301 of title 3, United States Code, and to protect the American people from terrorist attacks by foreign nationals admitted to the United States, it is hereby ordered as…
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Mad River Community Fund

The Central Vermont community has come together to mourn the loss of five vibrant young lives. In an effort to help our five families in a meaningful way, many are asking “What Can We Do?” This morning, the Mad River Community Fund met and agreed to make an initial donation to each family from the Community Fund regular endowment to cover immediate needs. The Community Fund has also set…
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HARWOOD CELEBRATES LIVES OF FIVE STUDENTS KILLED IN CRASH

via VTDIGGER .org media - Hundreds of students and residents from the Mad River Valley gathered in the school gym Monday night for a celebration of the life of the five teens killed in a fiery crash on Interstate 89 earlier this month. In the two weeks since the crash, the school has been flooded by waves of support from throughout Vermont. Donations of comfort…
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