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MONTGOMERY COUNTY

Montgomery County group focused on Irene recovery

The recently reconvened Montgomery County Long Term Recovery Committee saw Hurricane Sandy’s near miss as a reminder to stay on task.

New steps aided in Sandy response

CAPITAL REGION

New steps aided in Sandy response

Though the Mohawk Valley didn’t take on historic flooding from Hurricane Sandy this week, people in the Schoharie and Mohawk valleys on Tuesday said history was made anyway.

SCHOHARIE

Funding found to restore 18th century Schoharie building

Caretakers of centuries-old Lasell Hall are planning a restoration project they hope will bring back some of the historic flare lost in a hack-and-slash recovery effort last year after Tropical Storm Irene.

SCHOHARIE

Schoharie flood recovery group aims to ‘Make a Difference’

The organization working to rebuild the Schoharie Valley is in the running for a $10,000 prize that would go toward more post-flood rebuilding.

Schoharie students tell storm stories in mosaics

SCHOHARIE

Schoharie students tell storm stories in mosaics

Pieces of Hope is a mosaic created last year with the goal of helping students heal from tropical storms Irene and Lee and officially unveiled during a small ceremony this fall.

FULTONHAM

Group fights post-flooding plant invasion along Schoharie

A call for help.

Report notes flaws in Irene forecast

CAPITAL REGION

Report notes flaws in Irene forecast

Meteorologists at the local National Weather Service office knew Tropical Storm Irene was going to be damaging but didn’t expect the catastrophic nature of the storm.

Emergency mobile homes sold off in latest federal auction

COBLESKILL

Emergency mobile homes sold off in latest federal auction

The federal government was able to unload 20 more temporary housing units that served as home for flood victims during an auction completed last month.

Schoharie building’s recovery called a community effort

SCHOHARIE

Schoharie building’s recovery called a community effort

Just more than a year ago, business activity in the flood-soaked village of Schoharie shut down. But one by one, landowners and proprietors are finding their way home, and it’s a return that wouldn’t be possible without the help of a wide network of volunteers and agencies, as well as a multimillion-dollar grant program put forth by utility National Grid.

CAPITAL REGION

Tropical storm cleanup projects get lift

Almost $6 million to put people back to work by cleaning up after tropical storms Lee and Irene has been approved and will go to projects in Schenectady, Montgomery and Schoharie counties.

SCHOHARIE COUNTY

Schoharie County to get back $3M spent on roads

More than $3 million that Schoharie County has already spent to rebuild two roadways after last year’s flooding disasters will be coming back to the county following FEMA funding approvals announced Friday.

Schoharie rocks to aid flood recovery (with photo gallery)

SCHOHARIE

Schoharie rocks to aid flood recovery (with photo gallery)

Paul LoCascio is adamant about offering the Schoharie Valley Rock ’n’ Roll Flood Relief Concert, which held its second installment on Saturday, without an admission charge but with donation barrels all around the parking lot that the event took over off Main Street in the village.

Flood barrier plan for Schoharie County buildings falls short of creek crest

SCHOHARIE COUNTY

Flood barrier plan for Schoharie County buildings falls short of creek crest

Plans for Schoharie County’s post-flood rebuilding call for flood barriers, but as designed they would be nearly 2 feet below the height last summer’s floods reached at the county office complex.

Volunteers vow return of Rotterdam Junction haunted house

ROTTERDAM JUNCTION

Volunteers vow return of Rotterdam Junction haunted house

The Rotterdam Junction Fire Department’s haunted house, halted last year by the tropical storms that left much of the town submerged, will be back in operation in October, and decorations are needed.

MIDDLEBURGH

Middleburgh to spend $10K to lure new businesses

The village of Middleburgh is earmarking $10,000 in grant money to try to lure a new pharmacy or grocery store to town to replace stores lost to last year’s flooding.

CAPITAL REGION

United Way's flood fund raised $206K in New York

Though it waned in the months following last year’s disasters, generosity directed towards a statewide flood relief program provided more than $200,000 to victims.

Scotia apartment owner to face trial

SCOTIA

Scotia apartment owner to face trial

The owner of a Scotia apartment building flooded out by Tropical Storm Irene has been cited by the village for code violations for allegedly doing repairs incorrectly and without proper permits.

Photos helped Tonko make case for post-Irene aid (with photo gallery)

CAPITAL REGION

Photos helped Tonko make case for post-Irene aid (with photo gallery)

About a week after Tropical Storm Irene hit the area, U.S. Rep. Paul Tonko was in Washington, using photos he took to convince other Democratic members of the House of Representatives about the need for fast action.

Local photographer’s exhibit focuses on storm-hit families

CAPITAL REGION

Local photographer’s exhibit focuses on storm-hit families

Since October, photographer Michele Calderon has been seeking out Schenectady County families willing to be photographed in their flood-damaged homes, and she is still in search of more.

Tragedy, triumph over Irene recalled

ROTTERDAM JUNCTION

Tragedy, triumph over Irene recalled

Some of those who lived through the flooding brought by Tropical Storm Irene last summer watched a 17-minute documentary about the flood and recovery effort Wednesday.

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