Picturesque village back in business after Irene 
A short covered bridge used to be a quick picturesque route into Quechee Village, dropping visitors close to Simon Pearce’s flagship in Vermont, where tourists can watch workers create beautiful hand-blown glass or sample some of the region’s best dining.
 (BRYAN MARQUARD/GLOBE STAFF)

Picturesque village back in business after Irene

A short covered bridge used to be a quick picturesque route into Quechee Village, dropping visitors close to Simon Pearce’s flagship in Vermont, where tourists can watch workers create beautiful hand-blown glass or sample some of the region’s best dining.

(BRYAN MARQUARD/GLOBE STAFF)

Ready for a smooth run
- Tropical Storm Irene wreaked havoc in Vermont, but ski areas are set to open as soon as the temperature drops low enough and long enough to make artificial snow stick.

Ready for a smooth run

- Tropical Storm Irene wreaked havoc in Vermont, but ski areas are set to open as soon as the temperature drops low enough and long enough to make artificial snow stick.

Vermont tourists focus on storm’s aftermath
- BRIDGEWATER, Vt. - Facing a broad panorama of the Green Mountains, Doug Parchman aimed his camera below the tree line, toward what has become a more compelling tourist attraction than peeping at leaves, usually ablaze with color at this time of year.

Vermont tourists focus on storm’s aftermath

- BRIDGEWATER, Vt. - Facing a broad panorama of the Green Mountains, Doug Parchman aimed his camera below the tree line, toward what has become a more compelling tourist attraction than peeping at leaves, usually ablaze with color at this time of year.

You can’t get there from here — unless you take a 36.7-mile detour
- Though Hurricane Irene hit Massachusetts nearly a month ago, a nearly six-mile section of Route 2 in Berkshire County, from the town of Florida to western Charlemont, is still closed. And the only way around is the granddaddy of all end runs.

You can’t get there from here — unless you take a 36.7-mile detour

- Though Hurricane Irene hit Massachusetts nearly a month ago, a nearly six-mile section of Route 2 in Berkshire County, from the town of Florida to western Charlemont, is still closed. And the only way around is the granddaddy of all end runs.

Somerville nuns save storm-tossed squirrels
- Tropical Storm Irene toppled the tree where a pair of baby squirrels lived in Somerville. Fortunately for them, they came down in a good place. The nuns at Little Sisters of the Poor, a shelter for the elderly living in poverty, took care of them.

Somerville nuns save storm-tossed squirrels

- Tropical Storm Irene toppled the tree where a pair of baby squirrels lived in Somerville. Fortunately for them, they came down in a good place. The nuns at Little Sisters of the Poor, a shelter for the elderly living in poverty, took care of them.

As waters recede, threat of mold rises
- As power slowly gets restored to residents after Tropical Storm Irene hit on Sunday, thousands must now deal with flooded basements, bedrooms, and living rooms - and possibly mold.

As waters recede, threat of mold rises

- As power slowly gets restored to residents after Tropical Storm Irene hit on Sunday, thousands must now deal with flooded basements, bedrooms, and living rooms - and possibly mold.

Irene’s lashing thins Hub canopy
- Irene’s brutal wind toppled two century-old elm trees near Boston Common. It cracked a silver maple, the Arnold Arboretum’s tallest tree, planted in 1881.

Irene’s lashing thins Hub canopy

- Irene’s brutal wind toppled two century-old elm trees near Boston Common. It cracked a silver maple, the Arnold Arboretum’s tallest tree, planted in 1881.

THE BIG PICTURE: Hurricane Irene
- Hurricane Irene wound up by most estimates as one of the top ten most destructive and deadly hurricanes to hit the United States since 1980. Gathered here are pictures from the Hurricane’s path. — (44 photos total)

THE BIG PICTURE: Hurricane Irene

- Hurricane Irene wound up by most estimates as one of the top ten most destructive and deadly hurricanes to hit the United States since 1980. Gathered here are pictures from the Hurricane’s path. — (44 photos total)

Bachmann: Irene was political message from God
- Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann said yesterday that Hurricane Irene was a political message from God, the St. Petersburg Times reported. Today, however, a spokeswoman for the Minnesota representative said the remark was in jest.

Bachmann: Irene was political message from God

- Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann said yesterday that Hurricane Irene was a political message from God, the St. Petersburg Times reported. Today, however, a spokeswoman for the Minnesota representative said the remark was in jest.

Irene continues to steam through the ocean
- As Hurricane Irene heads toward the US mainland, residents of the East Coast are preparing for the worst, despite not knowing exactly what track the storm will take. (38 photos)

Irene continues to steam through the ocean

- As Hurricane Irene heads toward the US mainland, residents of the East Coast are preparing for the worst, despite not knowing exactly what track the storm will take. (38 photos)