Update: Woodstock Town Update

September 15, 2011

in News,Recovery Update,Woodstock

FOOD Update:  Residents who are on Food Stamps and have lost their pantry & freezer food.  Dial 211 by September 17th.

       The Food Shelf is open: located next to the Spooner Barn by the Sewer Plant
                Monday – Friday, 9:00 -5:00 p.m.
                Saturday 10:00 – 1:00 p.m.            

       Meals on Wheels are available for anyone.  Please call 457-3277 before 7 a.m.
WATER:  This just in:  Please conserve water as much as possible due to new leaks & additional consumption from restaurants, schools and the Welcome Center.

Water quality sampling will be done by the Woodstock Aqueduct Company on a weekly basis.  The chlorine levels will be higher than normal.  Note:  If you place the water in a pitcher and let it stand, chlorine levels will disperse.  Brita pitchers work well.

Water Test Kits will be available at Town Hall later today. This is a free service.  These kits are for people who have wells.  Directions will be on the kits. 

DEBRIS: Burning piles of debris:  NEED fire permits.  The State is currently not allowing burning.

Governor Shumlin announced that Federal Disaster Unemployment Assistance benefits are available for Vermonters left without work as a result of Irene.  Call 1-877-214-3330 or visit.  This is for unemployed workers or self-employed individuals who lived, worked, or were scheduled to work in Windsor County and the 8 other eligible counties.  For more information visit www.labor.vermont.gov .
COUNSELING:  There will be free counseling at the Outtaquechee Health Center on Fridays for four hours, beginning this Friday at 12:00 noon.  Free lunch will be served.  Call 457-3030. 

Mental Health Counselor are available for FREE for emotional support:
  •  Sara Manns, 291-1172  (in charge of scheduling)
  •  Melinda Haas, 357-8279
  •  Frank Silfies, 236-9730
  •  Carolyn Walsh, chwalsh@together.net
  •  Judy Williamson, 457-3620
  •  Suzi Whitehurst, 356-0556


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