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HUD gives $1.7 billion for NY storms recovery

April 27, 2013 ALBANY — Victims of major storms over the past two years — Superstorm Sandy and hurricanes Irene and Lee — will soon start seeing government checks to help reopen homes and businesses in what state... more »»

Culvert operation

April 15, 2013 AuSABLE FORKS — The humble highway culvert — cheaper than a bridge and unseen by drivers tooling through stream-laced mountains — has become a focal point in efforts to help communities and wildlif... more »»

Assault weapon sign-up begins today

April 15, 2013 ALBANY — Key measures of New York’s tough new gun law are set to kick in, with owners of guns now reclassified as assault weapons required to register the firearms and new limits on the number of... more »»

FEMA approves 26 buyouts of Irene-damaged property

February 28, 2013 More than two dozen property owners are preparing to sell their homes to Essex County as part of a federal buyout program nearly 19 months after Tropical Storm Irene tore through the Adirondacks. more »»

Voters OK new Upper Jay firehouse

February 14, 2013 Construction of a new firehouse for the Upper Jay Volunteer Fire Department cleared an important hurdle Tuesday night, as residents of the fire district voted overwhelmingly to move ahead with the... more »»

Some Irene debris cleanup under way

January 24, 2013 UPPER JAY — Piles of debris are now being removed along the shores of the East Branch of the AuSable River near the former Land of Make Believe, according to officials from the town of Jay and Essex... more »»

Jay receives funds to rehab 13 storm-damaged homes

January 17, 2013 AuSABLE FORKS — The town of Jay has been awarded a New York State Community Development Block Grant to assist with the rehabilitation of about 13 homes. more »»

Village launches French language Facebook page

January 17, 2013 SARANAC LAKE — The village has launched a new French language Facebook page that’s designed to draw French-speaking visitors from Quebec and Ontari. more »»

Answering the call

January 12, 2013 (Editor’s note: Athena Pepe, 18, lives in Keene and is a senior at Keene Central School. She and her mother, Aline Pepe, went to New York City Nov. 17 to 19 to help out after Hurricane Sandy hit Oc. more »»

FEMA will pay to buy out 26 Irene-flooded properties

December 14, 2012 The Federal Emergency Management Agency has agreed to help Essex County acquire up to 26 properties damaged by last year’s Tropical Storm Irene. more »»

Preparing for hurricane with Irene in mind

October 26, 2012 In the wake of last year’s Tropical Storm Irene, which wreaked havoc on Adirondack communities like Keene and Jay, officials aren’t taking any chances with a hurricane that could hit the Northeast... more »»

Enterprise newsroom wins 6 AP awards

October 4, 2012 SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Adirondack Daily Enterprise news staff took home six writing awards from the New York State Associated Press Association Wednesday at a conference at the Holiday Inn here. more »»

Feds release $5.8M more for storm cleanup

September 21, 2012 ALBANY (AP) — Federal officials say they’ve freed up another $5.8 million to help New York communities pay for ongoing efforts to recover from back-to-back tropical storms Irene and Lee last year. more »»

400+ New Yorkers apply for FEMA home buyouts after Irene and Lee

September 8, 2012 ALBANY — Gertrude Baker and her husband bought their cozy home in Owego in 1956. They raised three kids, befriended neighbors and weathered the occasional floo. more »»

Farm, hit hard by Irene, hosts reopening party

September 6, 2012 LAKE PLACID — A farm damaged by flood waters from the West Branch of the AuSable River last year will celebrate its reopening on Friday. more »»

Memories of Irene

September 1, 2012 Most residents of the North Country remember where they were when Tropical Storm Irene swept through on Aug. 28, 2011. more »»

Irene scarred the High Peaks

August 31, 2012 On Aug. more »»

A year of learning how to manage much-changed rivers

August 31, 2012 After Tropical Storm Irene hit the Adirondacks a year ago, public works crews were left with a massive amount of work. more »»

Jay, Keene’s ongoing recovery

August 31, 2012 The flood-ravaged towns of Jay and Keene have made a lot of progress since Tropical Storm Irene struck a little more than a year ago, but there’s still work to do. more »»



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