Tag Archives: Tropical Storm Irene

Volunteers help with Irene recovery in West Pawlet

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By Jaime Thomas For a lot of area residents, Tropical Storm Irene is a thing of the past. Others are still dealing with the storm’s destruction. And while federal funding is in place to help those who need it, sometimes it’s not enough. In West Pawlet, flooding from the storm tore out a 100-year-old slate […]

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Village helps fire department with Irene losses

By Jaime Thomas During the 36 hours members of the Granville fire department spent outside during Tropical Storm Irene, some of their equipment got pretty wet. In fact, enough got soaked to result in a loss of more than $16,000 worth of radios, pagers, road cones, flashlights, rope, and other technical equipment, Chief Ryan Pedone […]

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Area towns look at flood plain management

By Jaime Thomas Years ago, the idea of worrying about flooding in Granville and its surrounds was a non-issue. Since Tropical Storm Irene came in and wreaked havoc, things have changed. Various towns throughout Washington County, including Hartford and the town and village of Granville, are now looking into hiring a flood plain manager. “They […]

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West Pawlet Firefighters to aid NYC

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A group of volunteer firefighters from West Pawlet will lend a hand to a small neighborhood in the southeastern corner of Queens that was hurt by Hurricane Sandy. Meadowmere Park, which comprises just four streets and six blocks, is surrounded by water on all sides and residents estimate that flooding has destroyed every home’s basement […]

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‘Superstorm’ slides past

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A storm that meteorologists say could be one of the largest to ever hit the East Coast had very little impact locally. While millions of people who live along the eastern seaboard woke up Tuesday morning to downed trees, power outages and flooded homes, residents of the North Country woke up to partially sunny skies. […]

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Community gardeners recall Irene’s visit

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The story of Sharissa Dunavan’s community garden never made the papers in the days following Tropical Storm Irene. It was known only to her friends and to those who followed her on Facebook. For her, the memory of the Mettowee River inundating a carefully cultivated garden with more than four feet of water will remain […]

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Stories after the storm: A year after Irene, it’s back to normal for most, not all

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The memories are a full year old now, but for those who watched what Tropical Storm Irene did to Granville on Aug. 28, 2011, and in the days afterward, they remain vivid and painful. “It was surreal,” said Matt Zappone, general manager at Zappone Chrysler Jeep Dodge, which lost 140 cars and trucks to massive […]

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Slate Valley Museum preserves historic lithographs

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Despite working through recovery efforts after Tropical Storm Irene, the Slate Valley Museum recently completed the conservation of three culturally significant lithographs thanks to a conservation grant from the Greater Hudson Heritage Network. Guided by the museum’s collections assessment program survey and funded through the Institute of Museum and Library Services, which concluded that “the […]

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Skate park to remain closed

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                    When a local resident came to the Village Board to complain about teen bicyclists damaging grassy areas along the rail trail, he also posed another question to Mayor Brian LaRose. “Do you know when the skate park will be open again?” Water Street resident Michael […]

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Funding elimination forces closure of early warning flood gauges: One site in Granville, one in Lake Champlain

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By Derek Liebig   Two flood gauges which served as early-warning systems during this year’s heavy flooding will be turned off in March, because there is no more funding available for them. One of the gauges is located on the Mettowee River, 110 feet downstream from the bridge on County Route 21 in Middle Granville, […]

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Girls fall to Greenwich in opener

A stingy defense was too much for Granville to overcome in season opener Friday night. Granville was held to seven […]

Girls compete with Cougars

The Whitehall girls’ basketball team (0-3) is still seeking its first win of the season. However, the girls stuck with […]

Boys’ hoops handed first loss

After leaping out to a 2-0 start, the Whitehall boys’ basketball team was grounded at North Warren, 65-43. To say […]

Main Street rebounding, says dog salon owner

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By Dan King Malin Shepherd’s new dog salon on Main Street is a sign, she says, that the street is […]

What are you drinking?

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By Dan King If you live in the Village of Whitehall, your drinking water is perfectly healthy. That’s what the […]

Dared by friends, she write a novel

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By Derek Liebig It started with a dare. A few years ago, Granville resident Michele Sargent was having lunch with […]