Our Community: Pittsfield, Vermont
Vermont isn't a location you think of when you recall catastrophic hurricane/tropical storms. Yet on Sunday, August 28, Irene struck with an overwhelming force. Inches of rain over hours caused massive flash floods, and destroyed homes that had been standing for over 100 years.
We were fortunate in our small town of 427 residents, to be spared the loss of family, friends and neighbors. However severe property damage has left many homeless or with devastating losses due to property damage, and loss of tourism.
In spite of the heartbreaking destruction, the people of Pittsfield have trusted, cooperated with, and supported each other. Under challenging circumstances we have come together in a way that has deeply inspired each of us to work for the betterment of our community.
Pittsfield has hosted many visitors over the years, hikers, bikers, vacationers, wedding parties, racers, and of course skiiers. You are part of the fabric of our community, you ARE Pittsfield. We thank you for your support and love.
"Vermont is a state I love... I love Vermont because of her hills and valleys, her scenery and invigorating climate, but most of all, I love her because of her indomitable people. They are a race of pioneers who almost impoverished themselves for love of others. If ever the spirit of liberty should vanish from the rest of the Union, it could be restored by the generous share held by the people in this brave little State of Vermont." ~Calvin Coolidge, after the floods of 1927