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Feds provide additional funds for Schoharie flood barrier

SCHOHARIE COUNTY

Feds provide additional funds for Schoharie flood barrier

Schoharie County’s flood wall project is moving forward after the Federal Emergency Management Agency agreed to provide an additional $800,000 to cover the total cost last week.

State suspends permits for Schoharie County stream work

SCHOHARIE COUNTY

State suspends permits for Schoharie County stream work

Schoharie County officials last week received notice that the state Department of Environmental Conservation is suspending its permits for the county’s nearly $30-million stream bank reconstruction project.

3 Schenectady flood-damaged buildings to be razed

SCHENECTADY

3 Schenectady flood-damaged buildings to be razed

The city of Schenectady was awarded a Federal Emergency Management Administration grant for $960,161 this week to demolish three buildings that suffered severe flood damage during Tropical Storm Irene in August 2011.

SCHOHARIE COUNTY

Schoharie County wrestles with costly legacy of Irene


In the coming weeks, Schoharie County supervisors will decide whether to borrow $15 million to continue the county’s ambitious stream bank reconstruction project, and county officials say the decision will likely shape the county’s finances for the next decade or more.

$5.8M grant for replica Blenheim Covered Bridge

BLENHEIM

$5.8M grant for replica Blenheim Covered Bridge

The reconstruction of the Blenheim Covered Bridge is moving into the next phase this fall, thanks to $5.8 million in funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

SCHOHARIE COUNTY

Companies start packing up from stream project

With federal funding for Schoharie County’s $25 million stream bed reconstruction project suspended for nearly four months, the two contractors hired to do the work have begun packing up their equipment.

Schoharie County decides not to borrow for stream repairs

SCHOHARIE COUNTY

Schoharie County decides not to borrow for stream repairs

The Schoharie County Board of Supervisors earlier this month voted not to borrow an extra $10 million to keep its roughly $25 million stream bed reconstruction project moving as federal funding remains suspended.

Leaders in Schoharie mark progress 4 years after Irene

SCHOHARIE

Leaders in Schoharie mark progress 4 years after Irene

As community leaders leaders gathered Friday morning outside the Parrott House on Main Street in Schoharie to mark the fourth anniversary of Tropical Storm Irene, they had to speak over the sounds of remodeling behind them —and those were very welcome sounds.

Streambed project audit critical of Schoharie County supervisors

SCHOHARIE COUNTY

Streambed project audit critical of Schoharie County supervisors

County supervisors have no one to blame but themselves for mismanagement and cost overruns at the massive streambed revitalization project that could cost taxpayers millions, according to an audit by the state Comptroller’s Office.

Radical measure weighed in flood-prone Stockade

SCHENECTADY

Radical measure weighed in flood-prone Stockade

Rumor has it Steve Boese’s house was rolled on logs from North Street to Ingersoll Avenue way back when.

Flood-damaged Stockade neighborhood homes to be revived

SCHENECTADY

Flood-damaged Stockade neighborhood homes to be revived

On Thursday, nearly four years after flooding hit the Stockade neighborhood, community officials unveiled their plan to save three Ingersoll Ave. buildings.

SCHOHARIE

FEMA approves funding to replace Schoharie firehouse

Schoharie’s Niagara Engine Company No. 6 is finally receiving funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to relocate its firehouse to higher ground after it was gutted by flooding during Tropical Storm Irene in 2011.

Neighbors want Schoharie County to put new jail elsewhere

SCHOHARIE

Neighbors want Schoharie County to put new jail elsewhere

The county Board of Supervisors approved the purchase of the Seebold farm on Route 30 in the town of Schoharie at its meeting last month, despite an outcry and petition from residents surrounding that site.

Collins Lake still too murky for swimming

SCOTIA

Collins Lake still too murky for swimming

After using a Secchi disc to test the water and enlisting five employees to mimic 50 swimmers Friday afternoon, Scotia Parks Superintendent Jim Marx wasn’t optimistic the beach would open this summer for the first time since Tropical Storm Irene flooded it in August 2011.

Convicted burglar accused of defrauding FEMA after Irene

SCHOHARIE & ALBANY COUNTIES

Convicted burglar accused of defrauding FEMA after Irene

A man who claimed federal emergency rental assistance after Tropical Storm Irene in 2011 is now facing federal charges, accused of lying to get it, according to a new federal indictment.

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.

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