Having been isolated just after Irene, the town of Cavendish has recovered well.
Though the initial reimbursements from FEMA were particularly slow, says Town Manager Richard Svec, the recovery from almost $4 million in widespread damages is nearly complete. With just finishing work, installation of protective devices, and some bridge work to wrap up, the town is emerging from the strain reconstruction of the “Cavendish Chasm” put on the village roads.
“It was difficult, but we got through,” says Svec, referring to the sink-hole Irene caused on Route 131 that forced traffic and road crews to use a bypass directly through town.
The majority of homes that sustained damage are either fixed or in the process of rebuilding.
Svec says now that the town is a year away from the event, Cavendish’s residents can appreciate the silver lining.
“It’s a tough way to get there, but the community strengthening and unity that still exists today would not have been reached without the unusual experience of isolation,” he said.MORE IN Irene Towns Anniversary
- Most Popular
- Most Emailed
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day 1739, 'Richard Palmer' identified in prison at York Castle as the notorious outlaw DICK TURPIN; IN 1836, Battle of the Alamo begins near San Antonio de Bexar, Texas; 1896, the Tootsie Roll invented by LEO HIRSCHFELD.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day in 1472, Orkney, Shetland islands put up as collateral by Norway to Scotland in lieu of dowry for MARGARET OF DENMARK on her marriage with JAMES III, king of Scotland; 1962, JOHN GLENN first American to orbit Earth.
- TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: City mayoral candidates debate campaign issues; Hartford, Conn., woman still missing; Neal Goswami reports attempts to legislate suicide; local woman loses 100 pounds through TOPS program.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day in 1878, JOHN TUNSTALL murdered near Lincoln, New Mexico, by the outlaw JESSE EVANS; in 1930, ELM FARM OLLIE first cow to fly in aircraft, first to be milked airborne; 1955, nuke test WASP; '79, snow in Sahara.
- TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: Rutland Herald News Editor Alan J. Keays and staff writer Gordon Dritschilo discuss stories planned for the February 18, 2015, edition of the newspaper: Winter budgets maxed, legal marijuana, Springfield bank job, USPS slowdown
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day in 1249 AD, ANDRE of LONGJUMEAU is dispatched by LOUIS IX of France to meet the KHAGAN, ruler of the Mongol Empire; in 1804, during 1st Barbary War, STEPHEN DECATUR scuttles the pirate-held USS Philadelphia in Tripoli.