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Gain, strains in Vermont a year after Irene

Homes, roads redone, but lives still altered

RUTLAND, Vt. — Tropical Storm Irene’s rough handiwork is fading along Meadow Street, a year after the floods. Stains from the high-water mark are faint. The shimmering sludge that blanketed the neighborhood park is gone.

But something more troubling remains in a working-class neighborhood that was economically fragile even before the deluge.

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