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After Irene, new Keene firehouse intended to be ‘last structure standing’

November 26, 2011 KEENE — Officials here have made significant progress toward finding a new home for the Keene Volunteer Fire Department. The fire station, located just off state Route 73, was destroyed Aug. more »»

Essex Co. joins post-Irene crisis counseling initiative

November 26, 2011 A new outreach program in Essex and Clinton counties will provide counseling for individuals and families affected by Tropical Storm Irene. more »»

Forks must fix water line before winter

November 23, 2011 AuSABLE FORKS — North Country Congressman Bill Owens says he’s amazed at the resiliency of flood victims who saw their property devastated by Tropical Storm Irene. more »»

More emergency relief on the way in New York

November 19, 2011 Congress has passed legislation that includes disaster aid to fund recovery efforts from Tropical Storm Irene, but some area farmers are still waiting for help. Both the U.. more »»

Property in flood zones could be bought out

November 15, 2011 ELIZABETHTOWN — More than 50 property owners in Essex County could pursue a federal buyout after flooding from Tropical Storm Irene caused severe damage Aug. 28. more »»

County road, bridge aid hasn’t been split up yet

November 8, 2011 New York will get another $2 million from the Federal Highway Administration to make critical repairs to transportation infrastructure damaged by tropical storms Irene and Lee, but the highway... more »»

Flooded towns to get $2M in highway aid

November 8, 2011 ALBANY (AP) — U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand say flood-damaged upstate New York towns will get $2 million in emergency funding to fix roads and highways. more »»

Local towns get loans for Irene damage

November 4, 2011 ALBANY — The towns of Keene, Jay and Black Brook will receive interest-free loans for repairs to sewer and water systems damaged by Tropical Storm Irene. more »»

Supervisor contest in Irene-battered Keene

November 4, 2011 KEENE — As the town of Keene continues to recover from Tropical Storm Irene, Supervisor Bill Ferebee is looking to fend off challenger Paul Vincent in the election Tuesday. more »»

Five vie for two Keene board seats

November 4, 2011 For the Enterprise KEENE — Voters will decide on Nov. 8 which of five candidates will fill two available seats on the Keene Town Council. more »»

Officials, residents convene to discuss post-Irene AuSable River

November 2, 2011 AuSABLE FORKS — About 100 people attended a forum here Tuesday evening that focused on the state of the AuSable River and its tributaries after Tropical Storm Irene. more »»

FEMA deadline extended

November 1, 2011 The deadline to apply for recovery aid tied to Tropical Storm Irene has been extended by about a month and a half. more »»

Franklin County farmers send hay to damaged farm downstate

October 29, 2011 Donated hay from Franklin County was delivered Friday to the VanAller Farm in Middleburgh, which lost much of its hay and feed during Hurricane Irene and had parts of its barn destroyed as well. more »»

New website launched to benefit community affected by Irene

October 29, 2011 JAY — A new website,, has been created to raise awareness and funds for those impacted by Tropical Storm Irene. more »»

Post-Irene crop warning

October 28, 2011 Local leaders in communities affected by Tropical Storm Irene are urging farmers and gardeners to take precautions as they prepare their fields for the next growing seaso. more »»

Keene budget uncertain after Tropical Storm Irene

October 28, 2011 KEENE — Town board members received copies of the Keene tentative budget for 2012 at Tuesday night’s bimonthly meeting after a month’s delay in its presentation as a result of the post-Irene cleanu... more »»

After Irene: Experts aim to bolster river

October 27, 2011 KEENE — An effort is now under way to rebuild the AuSable River and its tributaries to protect the public from future flooding and restore critical fish habitats. more »»

Aubertine visits flood-damaged communities

October 27, 2011 LAKE PLACID — The commissioner of the state Department of Agriculture and Markets was in Essex County Wednesday to discuss ongoing recovery efforts in communities still reeling from damage caused b... more »»

Lawmakers seek reduced assessments for heavily damaged Essex Co. properties

October 26, 2011 Essex County supervisors want the state to pass legislation allowing assessors to reduce property values on homes substantially damaged by disasters. more »»

Deadline to apply for FEMA aid nears

October 21, 2011 A representative with the Federal Emergency Management Agency has an important message for victims of flooding triggered by Tropical Storm Irene: Don’t procrastinate. more »»



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