B y Jaime Thomas
More than two years after Hurricane Irene swept through the area, the village became eligible for a grant.
The village board signed a project agreement Dec. 12 that will move along the process of receiving $629,000 for mitigation work along the Mettowee River.
Following the hurricane, Village Clerk Rick Roberts said engineers noted the destabilization of manmade berms, or walls, that surround the river. But FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, initially told the village it could not help [...]