Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Nearly five dozen Rotterdam Junction property owners have filed a civil claim against New York, claiming the state Canal Corp.’s failure to adequately prepare for high-water events along the Mohawk River led them to incur more than $4.6 million in damages from flooding caused by Tropical Storm Irene in August 2011.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Nearly five dozen Rotterdam Junction property owners have filed a civil claim against New York state, claiming the state Canal Corp.'s failure to adequately prepare for high water events along the Mohawk River caused them to incur more than $4.6 million in damages as a result of flooding from Tropical Storm Irene in August 2011.
Friday, May 10, 2013
A new craft beer brewery will be opening this fall on Main Street in Middleburgh, while a new auto body shop is already up and running. Both are expected to boost the village’s post-flood recovery.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Businesses in Schoharie County are joining forces with the flood recovery organization SALT to help draw guests and donations for the valley, which is still reeling from flood damage from the storms of 2011.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The village of Schoharie will soon see scores of new residents thanks to nearly $4 million in tax credits and low-interest government loans allotted to a Main Street housing development.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Design plans for Schoharie County’s massive post-Irene stream reconstruction project reached a milestone Friday and officials this week said work is expected to begin within months.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has agreed to provide almost $7 million for repairs to the Schoharie County Office Complex.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Schoharie County farmers can get up to $50,000 from a new matching grant program, but they have to be prepared for the next disaster to qualify for the money.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
SALT Director Sarah Goodrich announced Thursday the end of a successful campaign sparked by Cobleskill-based Fenimore Asset Management.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Demolition will begin next month on 37 homes approved last month for a federal hazard mitigation program, shrinking the population near the Schoharie Creek and other waterways in Schoharie County.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Local post-flood rebuilding efforts would get a multimillion-dollar boost under a recovery plan New York state submitted to the federal government Tuesday.
Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013
It may just be a pole barn, but the new three-bay garage serving as the temporary home of Niagara Engine Co. No. 6 is more than a building; it’s a symbol of gradual flood recovery.
Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013
A quarter-million dollars in donations for flood victims will turn into $500,000 if Schoharie Area Long Term can raise the last $15,000 by the end of the month.
Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013
The cost of flood insurance will shoot up this year as a federal law that changed the program takes effect.
Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013
Volunteers did some touch-up work Saturday at the St. Margaret of Cortona Church rectory, effectively the command center for all recovery efforts in Rotterdam Junction since massive flooding upended lives there in August 2011.
Friday, Feb. 8, 2013
Planting greenery to restore land denuded by Tropical Storm Irene is among projects sharing $50,000 in grant money from the state’s new Mohawk River Basin Program.
Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013
SALT’s board of directors got a morale boost Tuesday after hearing words of praise — and thanks — from national disaster response leaders.
Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013
A local assemblyman is joining his colleagues in a call for New York state to stop lining its pockets by taxing building supplies that flood victims are buying to recover from natural disasters.
Friday, Jan. 18, 2013
Tons of furniture, clothing, housewares and appliances, most of it used, still sit in neat rows inside the former Guilford Mills factory building in Cobleskill, part of a massive collection of donations offered for victims of Tropical Storm Irene.
Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012
The volunteer effort aimed at helping flood victims fix up their homes is winding down, but loose ends remain.
Friday, Dec. 21, 2012
Schoharie County has learned it won’t have to cover the entire cost of boarding inmates while its flood-wrecked jail remains out of commission, but it still doesn’t know whether the jail can be rebuilt or a replacement will have to be constructed from scratch.
Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012
Montgomery County’s independent surveying team had a lot to report when they completed their three-week debris-mapping project along the Schoharie Creek.
Friday, Dec. 14, 2012
The Montgomery County Long Term Recovery Committee has a lot to do, not just in Mohawk Valley homes still soggy from Tropical Storm Irene, but within its own structure.
Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012
The town of Blenheim is planning to reroute Cole Hollow Road before part of the roadway plummets down a 100-foot ravine.
Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012
Nearly 20 families forced from their homes by last year’s flooding will be back by Christmas following post-disaster recovery efforts coordinated by a team of Green Shirts from the Christian Reformed World Relief Committee’s Disaster Response Services.