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Storm spares Irene-scathed towns of Keene, Jay

July 18, 2012 A major thunderstorm that knocked out power in the Tri-Lakes and damaged municipal property in Lake Placid didn’t cause much damage in communities that are still cleaning up from last year’s... more »»

More help for Irene reconstruction

July 14, 2012 ALBANY — Essex and Franklin counties will receive nearly $1 million in flood mitigation grants through the state’s NY Works program. Gov. more »»

After Irene: Town seeks help with debris cleanup

June 28, 2012 Officials from the town of Jay and Essex County want the Federal Emergency Management Agency to pay for debris cleanup along the shores of the AuSable River. more »»

Jay gets funds for water infrastructure repairs

June 28, 2012 The town of Jay has received some much-needed financial support as it continues to rebuild infrastructure damaged by Tropical Storm Irene last year. On Tuesday, U.S. Sens. more »»

Construction of new fire station set for August

June 21, 2012 KEENE — This community’s fire station, destroyed by Tropical Storm Irene last year, will be rebuilt on higher ground starting in August, and private, tax-deductible donations are necessary to close... more »»

Cuomo helps clear insurance hurdle for firehouse

June 14, 2012 Thanks to intervention by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the town of Jay is ready to move forward with construction of a new firehouse for the Upper Jay Volunteer Fire Department. more »»

DOT to receive award for Irene response

May 10, 2012 ALBANY — The state Department of Transportation has received the 2012 Public Service Excellence Award for its response to the damage caused by tropical storms Irene and Le. more »»

Connecting the dots

May 8, 2012 UPPER JAY — A group of nearly 40 people gathered here Saturday morning at Paul Johnson’s home to draw attention to the ways climate change has affected peoples’ lives. more »»

Trees for Tribs

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County to help with property buyout applications

April 24, 2012 Essex County officials will be in AuSable Forks this week to help residents pursue buyouts for flood-damaged property. more »»

State will pay local Irene costs (update)

April 12, 2012 KEENE — The weather kept Go. more »»

State will pay local share of Irene recovery costs

April 11, 2012 KEENE — The weather kept Go. more »»

Essex Co. asks FEMA to continue local operations

April 10, 2012 Essex County lawmakers have offered the Federal Emergency Management Agency free office space in AuSable Forks, hoping the agency will continue local operations seven months after Tropical Storm... more »»

Crisis counselors: Irene’s emotional impact lingers

April 9, 2012 KEENE — The physical damage caused by Tropical Storm Irene has started to fade some, but the emotional toll it took on the people it affected still lingers. more »»

7 months after Irene, more cleanups in N.Y. and Vt.

April 9, 2012 CHARLESTON, N.Y. — Seven months after the deluge of Tropical Storm Irene, cleanups continue and worries remain in upstate New York and Vermon. more »»

Keene will vote on new firehouse

March 23, 2012 It’s been more than six months since a stunned Gov. Andrew Cuomo viewed the remains of the Keene Volunteer Fire Department following Tropical Storm Irene. more »»

No flooding for now, despite rain and snowmelt

March 8, 2012 With memories of last year’s spring and fall flooding still fresh, officials are keeping a close eye on area waterways. So far, there’s no flooding. more »»

County to hire code officer for FEMA inspections

February 28, 2012 ELIZABETHTOWN — Essex County will hire a code enforcement officer to inspect more than 60 properties that owners hope will be bought by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. more »»

DEC to build bridge across Marcy Brook

February 17, 2012 LAKE PLACID — The state Department of Environmental Conservation will have a bridge built across Marcy Brook in the High Peaks Wilderness next summer. more »»

 
 

 

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