The area is still cleaning up from our recent bouts of storms. The Family Dollar is still closed and I haven’t received any projected reopening date yet. Overall, other than some tree limbs and carpets left outside to dry a lot of Keeseville looks to be returning to normal at least from the outside. While I was amazed at all the damage to the local community I have to say that I am speechless from talking to my family who live in the Binghamton area of New York. The damage is horrific and the water is still flooding. My thoughts and prayers do go out to everyone affected by the various storms.
Locally, our schools have resumed for the year with some nice new looks to the Keeseville School and Bus garage. I will make a point of getting more events occurring at the school in my column in the future.
I believe that the Keeseville Free Library has switched to winter hours now which means that it is only open Monday through Friday with Monday being ten until noon and then one until seven, Tuesday and Thursday from eleven until five and Wednesday and Friday from ten until noon and one until five. Traditionally it is a quiet time for the library crew after a busy summer, but there are still plenty of new books as well as some books for sale as well so it is always worth a visit.
Finally got my backyard all cleaned up and mown, but again I had nothing to complain about as I just lost a bunch of small branches from the various trees on my property. It was strange not having any birds or chipmunks at my feeders for days after the storm but I’m happy, as well as my cat in the window, that they have all returned now. After something like this, it is really easier to look around with eyes that truly appreciate what we have normally as it should never be taken for granted that it will always be there. Stay safe and well everyone.