State to help fund new firehouse in Keene

Wednesday, August 29, 2012
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KEENE -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the state will provide up to $640,000 for the construction of a new firehouse in the Adirondack Mountain town of Keene, where Tropical Storm Irene demolished the old firehouse a year ago.

Town officials were informed recently that the Federal Emergency Management Agency would not approve the funding necessary for the firehouse project.

The total cost is estimated at $2.3 million. Insurance covered $635,000, town voters approved a $500,000 public bond, and the town received a grant notification of $680,000 from FEMA last December. But FEMA recently reduced the committed grant, leaving the town without enough money to begin the project.

The funding announced today will cover the $340,000 reduction by FEMA and add $300,000 for the cost of the new land for the firehouse.

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August 30, 2012
11:40 p.m.
roses says...

Good old Fema !! Now take the payoff from the Politician in downstate from his pay an help them with that !!!This State waste's more money on bailing Politicians out,They pull crap like that they should be outta office !!

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