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Gov. suspends APA, DEC rules for rebuild

August 31, 2011 KEENE — Gov. more »»

River filled people’s homes

August 31, 2011 AuSABLE FORKS — On Sunday, Michael Bowen stayed in his home on Sheldrake Road, across from the AuSable River’s East Branch, until the waters of the rising river started to cross the street. more »»

Jay needs volunteers for shelter kitchen

August 31, 2011 AuSABLE FORKS — The town of Jay and the AuSable Forks Volunteer Fire Department are looking for volunteers to staff the kitchen at the town’s emergency shelter. more »»

Road closures delay travel to, from Lake Placid

August 31, 2011 LAKE PLACID — Sunday’s Tropical Storm Irene had a huge impact on roads in the area and, as a result, caused some headaches for drivers. more »»

River rolls through Upper Jay (Video)

August 30, 2011 Swollen by Tropical Storm Irene, the East Branch of the AuSable River surged over its banks and rolled down state Route 9N in Upper Jay Sunday, flowing through the hamlet's firehouse and library, an... more »»

Keene's Rutabaga Festival canceled due to storm damage

August 30, 2011 WESTPORT - The fourth annual Great Adirondack Rutabaga Festival and 5K Fun Run, scheduled for Sunday at Marcy Field in Keene Valley, has been canceled due to the extensive storm damage in the area,... more »»

NY farmers assess 'almost incalculable' damage from Irene

August 30, 2011 ALBANY — Richard Ball has farmed for 40 years and has grown a wide range of produce — from carrots to cabbage to tomatoes and peppers — on his Schoharie Valley Farms since 1993. more »»

Essex Co. official: Little more could be done for Irene

August 30, 2011 ALBANY (AP) — Officials in staggering communities and in Albany are starting to look back at what else they could have done to better brace for Tropical Storm Irene, which surprisingly devastated... more »»

NY: 470,000 utility customers still blacked out

August 30, 2011 ALBANY (AP) — State officials say 470,000 New York utility customers are still without electricity two days after Tropical Storm Iren. more »»

Vt. newlyweds, guests stranded by road washout

August 30, 2011 MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Marc Leibowitz and his fiance, Janina Stegmeyer, were in Germany, snowed in last Christmas, when they got engaged and picked a Vermont inn for their rustic farm wedding. more »»

Keene wakes to devastation, pitches in to clean up (2nd update)

August 30, 2011 KEENE VALLEY — Tropical Storm Irene hit the town of Keene hard Sunday, causing the greatest recorded damage since the mid-19th century. more »»

River flows through AuSable Forks

August 30, 2011 AuSABLE FORKS — The signs of Sunday’s flooding, possibly the worst in the town of Jay’s history, were everywhere Monda. more »»

State closes storm-scarred wilderness areas

August 30, 2011 LAKE PLACID — Tropical Storm Irene left many scars as it slashed through the Adirondack backcountry. It washed out bridges, dams and trails, and carved new slides on the High Peaks. more »»

Road to Wilmington reopened, to AuSable Forks still closed

August 30, 2011 State Route 86 between Lake Placid and Wilmington reopened this morning. However, a couple of major roads were still closed, according to state police in Ray Brook. more »»

Keene Health Center closed due to flood damage

August 30, 2011 KEENE — The Mountain Health Center in Keene sustained significant damage following Tropical Storm Irene on Sunday. more »»

2 killed when car plunges into river

August 30, 2011 ALTONA (AP) — Authorities say two people were killed when their vehicle plunged into a river while crossing a storm-damaged bridge. more »»

Stretches of state Thruway remain closed

August 30, 2011 ALBANY (AP) — A long stretch of the New York State Thruway between Albany and Syracuse remains closed due to flooding. more »»

Photos of Keene flooding: group 1

August 29, 2011 Lake Placid News correspondent Naj Wikoff, of Keene Valley, took these photos today in Keene and Keene Valley, showing damage caused by flooding of the East Branch of the AuSable River and its... more »»

 
 

 

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