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Governor Andrew Cuomo - 2020 State of the State Address

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ELIZABETHTOWN | Gov. Cuomo released his Executive Budget last week, unveiled entirely at the annual State of the State address. His plan, Making Progress Happen, outlined priorities, several of which would affect rural Adirondack Park communities. Read more

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Washington, D.C. | Congresswoman Elise Stefanik has issued the below statement following the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)’s decision to deny individual assistance to residents affected by the Halloween floods. Read more

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FEMA 2019 Halloween Flood

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ESSEX COUNTY | Residents whose homes were damaged or destroyed by the 2019 Halloween storm will not be getting any help from the federal government after a request for emergency individual aid was denied last week. Read more

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TICONDEROGA | Ticonderoga will be able to complete utility and street upgrades to The Portage more quickly than anticipated, after receiving a $5 million state grant. Read more

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Fema - Road Closed - Halloween Storm 2019

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ELIZABETHTOWN | Essex County suffered $4 million worth of damage from a Halloween storm that felled trees, washed-out roads, downed power lines and caused significant destruction to private property. Read more

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TICONDEROGA | Essex County continued to mop up from a significant flood this week, as state officials surveyed the damage to help determine if the region would be eligible for disaster aid. Read more

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PAUL SMITHS | Paul Smith’s College has introduced a new bachelor’s degree in disaster management and response, reflecting a growing demand for professionals tasked with responding to natural and man-made disasters around the world. Read more

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CHESTERTOWN | Jazmin Powell stood on the doorstep of her home on Schroon River Forest Road in Chester and looked at the floodwaters — thigh deep in some places — surrounding her home. Read more

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AUSABLE FORKS | The Town of Jay is working on a rehabilitation plan for the East Branch of the Ausable River that might reduce the severity of Upper Jay ice jams that have grown more threatening in recent years. Read more

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Here we go again. You turn on the evening news and it’s the same old story told every winter and early spring after a thaw or rain event. Read more

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WARREN COUNTY | Aerial surveillance of ice buildup on the Hudson River is now being conducted in Warren County to detect the formation of ice jams. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | With the New Year on the horizon, it’s time to take a look at the top stories of 2018. Read more

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AUSABLE FORKS | Work to remove what was once the Rome Dam on the West Branch Ausable River is wrapping up on time. Read more

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WILLSBORO | Walking along a burbling river flowing through her adopted hometown, Rep. Elise Stefanik got a crash course in all-things aquatic, including the migration habits of salmon and habitat restoration. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | Five families displaced by flooding at Underwood Estates earlier this year have returned home. Read more

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MIDDLEBURY | At a Middlebury Selectboard meeting Feb. 13, members examined design plans for flood mitigation in the town. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | United Way of the Adirondack Region, a nonprofit that serves residents of the tri-county area, successfully raised $725,272. Read more

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MIDDLEBURY | While she was a PhD student at UVM, Keri Bryan Watson led the first study to calculate the economic benefits of river wetlands and floodplains during Tropical Storm Irene and other major East Coast floods. Read more

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The Town of Thurman thanks Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Department of Transportation (DOT) Acting Commissioner Paul Karas for opening the State Route 418 bridge in record time and for their exemplary service and continuing attention to our community. Read more

Letters to the Editor

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PLATTSBURGH — Help is on the way to aid as many as 70 people left displaced by flooding in Plattsburgh. Read more

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