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Some in Keene Valley cry foul over flooding

April 17, 2014 KEENE VALLEY — Some locals here are outraged with Tuesday’s flooding of Twitchell Brook, which they say was exacerbated by a recent river restoration project on the East Branch of the AuSable. more »»

Post-Irene demolition begins today

March 19, 2014 The FEMA Property Aquisition and Buyout Program begins demolishing homes in Essex County today. more »»

Essex County to start flood buyouts

November 5, 2013 ELIZABETHTOWN — Essex County officials plan to start buying out flood-damaged properties by the end of this week. more »»

Restoration begins on stream wrecked by Irene

September 18, 2013 KEENE VALLEY (AP) — Work is starting this week on streambed and habitat restoration in an Adirondack High Peaks trout brook to repair damage wrought by flooding from Tropical Storm Irene in 201. more »»

Essex County hopes to finalize flood buyouts

September 10, 2013 ELIZABETHTOWN — Essex County officials hope that by the end of the year they’ll finalize buying out properties that were damaged in Tropical Storm Irene. more »»

Governor heralds more Irene money

September 5, 2013 AuSABLE FORKS — Gov. Andrew Cuomo was in town to kickstart the process of planning for reconstruction in Keene and Jay in the wake of Tropical Storms Irene and Lee. more »»

Cuomo presents $1.5M for Upper Jay firehouse

September 5, 2013 AuSABLE FORKS — Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday the state will give $1.5 million to help finish rebuilding the Upper Jay firehous. more »»

Cookies, cash and river cleanup

July 27, 2013 LAKE PLACID — If you live along the Ironman triathlon route, expect some cookies to be delivered to your house this morning. more »»

Storm recovery program announced Thursday

July 19, 2013 ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday a program to help communities hit by storms and flooding over the last two years rebuild better than they were befor. more »»

More funds on the way for FEMA buyouts

May 15, 2013 Good news for homeowners impacted by 2011’s Tropical Storm Irene: New York state will use grant funds to cover the 25 percent non-federal share for up to 37 property buyouts. Gov. more »»

Lake Placid school budget hearing attracts 2 taxpayers

May 15, 2013 LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Central School District hosted its second and final hearing on the proposed 2013-14 budget Tuesday night, and there was once again little public comment. more »»

Few concerns at Saranac Lake school budget hearing

May 15, 2013 SARANAC LAKE — There were just a handful of comments from the public at a hearing Tuesday night on the Saranac Lake Central School District’s proposed $28 million budget for the 2013-14 school yea. more »»

Knights of Columbus auction Sunday

May 15, 2013 TUPPER LAKE — The Knights of Columbus will hold its annual fundraising auction Sunday. The big item up for bid this year is a fiberglass motor boat donated by a local residen. more »»

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 »»



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