Sunday, April 25, 2010

Ripton and a Riptonite's new book

One Ripton author has a new book out. And this article prominently features our town in discussing it:

I wrote the preface to my new book EAARTH on a gorgeous spring afternoon in
2009, perched on the bank of a brook high along the spine of the Green Mountains, a mile or so from my home in the Vermont mountain town of Ripton. The creek burbles along, the picture of a placid mountain stream...
Bill McKibben then returns to some recent Ripton history:

...but a few feet away there’s a scene of real violence a deep gash through
the woods where a flood in the summer of 2008 ripped away many cubic feet of
tree and rock and soil and drove it downstream through the center of the
village. Before the afternoon was out, the only paved road into town had been
demolished by the rushing water, a string of bridges lay in ruins, and the
governor was trying to reach the area by helicopter.

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