BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) - The town of Bennington is going to be getting some help from the state of Vermont to restore the Roaring Branch stream after it was damaged by flooding from Tropical Storm Irene.
The $150,000 Ecosystem Restoration Grant from the Department of Environmental Conservation will help pay for the work in the flood plain, which was extensively damaged by Irene flooding.
The Bennington Banner says the town began restoration work shortly after the storm. The work is expected to be completed next month.
Bennington Planning Director and Zoning Administrator Daniel Monks says the town had applied for a river grant prior to Irene, but the storm speeded up the work.
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