ROCKINGHAM, Vt. (AP) — Two Vermont communities are celebrating milestones in the recovery from Tropical Storm Irene flooding.
Celebrations are planned for Saturday in Duxbury and Bartonsville.
The Duxbury celebration is to commemorate the closing of the office for Rebuild Waterbury, a program created after Irene to help Waterbury and other area communities recover from the storm.
In Bartonsville, people are commemorating the opening of the new 168-foot- Bartonsville bridge, which has been under construction just off Route 103 in the Bartonsville neighborhood of Rockingham for the last several months.
The 1870 bridge was swept away by Irene. It’s destruction on Aug. 28, 2011 was caught on video and it came to symbolize the damage Irene did across Vermont.
The ribbon cutting for the new bridge is scheduled for 11 a.m.