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Lake Champlain during Tropical Storm Irene, as seen from Charlotte, Vermont. Photo: Robert Coleburn
Lake Champlain during Tropical Storm Irene, as seen from Charlotte, Vermont. Photo: Robert Coleburn

Bells toll in Vermont for one-year Irene commemoration

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Communities across Vermont and New York commemorated the one-year anniversary of tropical storm Irene yesterday. Last night at 7 p.m., bells in churches and town halls across Vermont tolled to mark the occasion.

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Lauren Bell is from Western Massachusetts. She and her husband used to live in Vermont, and they say that while they were affected by the storm, it wasn’t as bad as in Vermont. “And actually last week my kids and I went to Bromley Mountain and that’s an annual  thing we do and last year we couldn’t go because of Irene and it was really interesting for us to take back roads and see that there are bridges still out and creeks full of rocks.”  

In Burlington, bells tolled for one minute. Different commemorative events took place across the state yesterday and last night.

Organizers encouraged Vermonters to continue helping with recovery efforts.

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