Georgia's Deer Brook, pictured above, has a buffer to protect against flooding. The town is exploring other mitigation techniques to incorporate into its town plan. (File photo by Abby Ledoux)

Flood ready

When Vermonters think of flooding, many remember Irene. The 2011 tropical storm’s devastating heavy rain and wind swept away homes and businesses and killed six people in Vermont’s worst natural disaster since 1927. Though northwestern towns like Georgia saw more …  Read more

GEMS first-grader Alex Courtois is pictured at the PBS studio, where he read his winning PBS Kids Writing Contest entry, "Tim and Anna: A Horror Story." Alex's experience was detailed on the FWSU blog, which was recognized this month by the national League of Innovative Schools. (Photo courtesy of FWSU)

A league of their own

Franklin West Supervisory Union was accepted into a national coalition of innovative school districts this month, it announced last week. Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools recognized 22 “forward-thinking” school districts nationwide from a pool of applicants; FWSU was the …  Read more

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