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State grant provides $1.4M for Rotterdam Junction firehouse expansion

ROTTERDAM JUNCTION

State grant provides $1.4M for Rotterdam Junction firehouse expansion

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Office of Storm Recovery announced Thursday that $1.4 million in NY Rising funding would go toward helping Rotterdam Junction Fire District No. 1 expand its firehouse to allow for improved response and recovery efforts, including emergency operation and shelter functions.

No word on federal funding for flood wall around Schoharie County offices

SCHOHARIE COUNTY

No word on federal funding for flood wall around Schoharie County offices

As other major flood recovery projects move forward in Schoharie County, officials are still waiting to hear if the Federal Emergency Management Agency will fund an $8.8 million flood wall around the county office building and courthouse.

Canal repairs continue as opening day nears

AMSTERDAM

Canal repairs continue as opening day nears

The moveable dam at Erie Canal Lock E-11 in Amsterdam has been equipped with new gates and a complete rehabilitation of the massive site is underway, as the state Canal Corp. takes steps to prevent future floods from again damaging the surrounding area.

FEMA OKs plan to move Schoharie County jail

SCHOHARIE COUNTY

FEMA OKs plan to move Schoharie County jail

Nearly four years after Tropical Storm Irene, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved a Schoharie County plan to replace its flood-damaged jail and public safety building with something new on higher, safer ground.

Officials back Schoharie County in dispute over jail's future

SCHOHARIE COUNTY

Officials back Schoharie County in dispute over jail's future

U.S. Rep. Chris Gibson and other state and local leaders met Tuesday morning on the gutted ground floor of the Schoharie County Public Safety Building to call on the Federal Emergency Management Agency to respond to the county’s requests for funding to move its jail and public safety facility to higher ground.

SCHOHARIE

Schoharie laundromat celebrates first year with $25K gift

Thanks in part to a $25,000 grant from National Grid, the former Schoharie Laundromat on Main Street in Schoharie, closed the day Tropical Storm Irene hit the village in 2011, has been reborn and recently celebrated its one-year anniversary.

Gillibrand urges FEMA to act on replacing Schoharie County jail

SCHOHARIE COUNTY

Gillibrand urges FEMA to act on replacing Schoharie County jail

Schoharie County got a boost recently to its ongoing appeal to the Federal Emergency Management Agency to reconsider its recommendation that the county rebuild its jail and emergency communications center.

Cost of Schoharie County stream work rising

SCHOHARIE COUNTY

Cost of Schoharie County stream work rising

Rising costs for a project to stabilize four stream banks in Schoharie County following Tropical Storm Irene have county officials worried that taxpayers will be left holding an ever-increasing bill.

Area remembers Irene

BLENHEIM

Area remembers Irene

Although the devastation wrought by Tropical Storm Irene occurred three years ago, emotions over what happened are still raw.

CAPITOL

Waterford gets $3 million for efforts to deal with flood threat

The village of Waterford received $3 million from the state for its post-Irene reconstruction plan, and final recovery plans for Montgomery, Schenectady and Schoharie counties were presented during a NY Rising conference Wednesday.

SCHOHARIE COUNTY

Schoharie County way behind, over-budget on stream repairs

Tropical storms Irene and Lee dropped enough water on Schoharie County to permanently alter the shape of many stream beds, but 31 months later, an ambitious project to rebuild 50,000 feet of bank along four streams still hasn’t begun and may cost $2.6 million more than anticipated.

MOHAWK VALLEY

State awards $640K for flood and environmental projects in Mohawk Valley

Flood-recovery training, night-vision cameras and sediment-gauge projects along the Mohawk River all landed funding in a $640,000 round of grants announced Wednesday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

SCHOHARIE COUNTY

Schoharie County communities prioritize uses for flood relief money

On its path through the heart of the village of Middleburgh, Gorge Creek takes a thousand-foot trip underground in a 5-foot diameter pipe.

ROTTERDAM JUNCTION

Tunnel seen as flooding answer in Rotterdam Junction

Eliminating a gap in the Mohawk-Hudson Bike-Hike Trail west of Rotterdam Junction could help reduce the periodic flooding that plagues the hamlet.

Native daughter returns to rebuild piece of local history

SCHOHARIE

Native daughter returns to rebuild piece of local history

A Schoharie family is embarking on a post-flood rebuilding project to bring an historic home back — and they’ll be doing it the hard way.

County appeals disaster funding

SCHOHARIE

County appeals disaster funding

Schoharie County picked up two major pieces of support recently in the quest to get federal help to move the flooded county jail to higher ground.

SCHOHARIE VALLEY

New flood cleanup help sought as volunteer teams leave Schoharie Valley

The year 2014 brings with it a major vacuum in the Schoharie Valley’s post-flood recovery effort, which is being turned over to locals following about two years of professional disaster assistance.

MIDDLEBURGH

Flood victims, volunteers invited to share stories in Middleburgh

People who endured the wrath of tropical storms Irene and Lee — and those who helped them recover from it — are being invited to a Jan. 20 event to share their stories.

Repairs slow at Guy Park Manor

AMSTERDAM

Repairs slow at Guy Park Manor

Two years after massive floodwaters damaged locks along the Mohawk River and Erie Canal, progress is being made in repairing the locks and their support structures.

Power authority asks to move Irene trials

BLENHEIM

Power authority asks to move Irene trials

Lawyers defending the New York Power Authority from post-Irene lawsuits are asking to move cases out of Schoharie County, contending it would be tough to find an impartial jury there.

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