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For some in Rotterdam Junction, renewal, for others, regrets
ROTTERDAM JUNCTION

For some in Rotterdam Junction, renewal, for others, regrets

Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013
Resilience is part of Dan Hladik’s story. For Norm Torres, renovation and renewal are points for discussion. Dick and Marion Whalen talk about relocation. And a little regret.
 
MONTGOMERY COUNTY

Irene’s less dramatic flood victims seek recovery

Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013
Two years later, Montgomery County’s recovery is hard to quantify.
 
Valley sees progress, and change, in Irene's wake
SCHOHARIE

Valley sees progress, and change, in Irene's wake

Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013
Irene slammed into the Capital Region on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011, two days after it began lashing the southern part of the state. Ten days later, massive rainfall from Tropical Storm Lee added insult to injury, inundating the Capital Region on Wednesday, Sept. 7. Between the two deluges, two tornadoes touched down in Montgomery County on Sept. 4.
 
Chef's Dinner nourishes Schoharie flood relief
SCHOHARIE

Chef's Dinner nourishes Schoharie flood relief

Saturday, June 29, 2013
The only guarantee at Saturday's Bounty of the County Chef's Dinner was six courses of food and a chance to help recovery efforts in Schoharie County from flooding in 2011.
 
Agencies to return to Schoharie County offices
SCHOHARIE

Agencies to return to Schoharie County offices

Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Roughly two dozen county employees displaced by Tropical Storm Irene will be heading back to work in Schoharie after nearly two years in other quarters.
 
BLENHEIM

FEMA says no to Blenheim road repair

Tuesday, June 4, 2013
A rural road left teetering on the edge of a ravine in 2011 will stay “as is” while the town of Blenheim fights for federal disaster assistance.
 
Rotterdam Junction flood victims sue state
ROTTERDAM JUNCTION

Rotterdam Junction flood victims sue state

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.
 
ROTTERDAM JUNCTION

Rotterdam Junction property owners suing state over 2011 flooding

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.
 
MIDDLEBURGH

Middleburgh getting back to business

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.
 
SCHOHARIE

Puzzle contest to aid Schoharie Valley flood relief

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.
 
SCHOHARIE

Schoharie housing project gets $4M boost

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.
 
SCHOHARIE COUNTY

Post-Irene stream bed work approaching start

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.
 
SCHOHARIE COUNTY

FEMA to foot $7 million of Schoharie County repair bill

Thursday, April 25, 2013
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has agreed to provide almost $7 million for repairs to the Schoharie County Office Complex.
 
SCHOHARIE COUNTY

Disaster prep is key to Schoharie County farm grants

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.
 
Fundraising effort will help flood victims get back home
MIDDLEBURGH

Fundraising effort will help flood victims get back home

Thursday, March 14, 2013
SALT Director Sarah Goodrich announced Thursday the end of a successful campaign sparked by Cobleskill-based Fenimore Asset Management.
 
Flooded Schoharie County homes to come down
SCHOHARIE COUNTY

Flooded Schoharie County homes to come down

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.
 
CAPITAL REGION

Irene, Lee aid likely with federal billions for Sandy recovery

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.
 
Schoharie fire department unveils temporary home
SCHOHARIE

Schoharie fire department unveils temporary home

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.
 
SCHOHARIE COUNTY

Deadline nears for flood relief donation pledge

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.
 
Insurance cost hike faces Irene, Lee flood victims
SCHOHARIE

Insurance cost hike faces Irene, Lee flood victims

Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013
The cost of flood insurance will shoot up this year as a federal law that changed the program takes effect.
 
Flood recovery group thanks church for space with paint job
ROTTERDAM JUNCTION

Flood recovery group thanks church for space with paint job

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.
 
CAPITAL REGION

Storm replanting gets share of grant

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.
 
Schoharie recovery group honored for efforts
SCHOHARIE

Schoharie recovery group honored for efforts

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.
 
SCHOHARIE COUNTY

Assemblyman: Don’t tax storm rebuilding supplies

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.
 
Charity storage site poses Cobleskill business conflict
COBLESKILL

Charity storage site poses Cobleskill business conflict

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.
 
 

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