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Vt. town devastated by Irene looking for money

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WATERBURY, Vt. (AP) - One of the Vermont towns hardest hit by flooding from Tropical Storm Irene is looking for financial backers for a number of ambitious recovery projects.

Waterbury is one of two Vermont communities selected by the Federal Emergency Management Agency that has been selected for assistance in developing a long-term recovery plan. The other community selected for long-term assistance is Wilmington.

Some of the projects under consideration in Waterbury include a new municipal complex, an arts center, affordable housing, expanded recreational opportunities and energy efficiency ideas that would make Waterbury what one participant called the greenest community in the state.

Vermont Public Radio says that on Thursday a group of volunteers made their pitch to the agencies and foundations that could help pay for the projects.

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