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A state Department of Transportation worker drives a loader while making repairs to the area along state Route 73 in downtown Keene on Sept. 5, 2011. Photo, Lou Reuter, Adirondack Daily Enterprise<br />
A state Department of Transportation worker drives a loader while making repairs to the area along state Route 73 in downtown Keene on Sept. 5, 2011. Photo, Lou Reuter, Adirondack Daily Enterprise

A year later, those involved say Irene response remarkable

When Tropical Storm Irene hit the Adirondacks one year ago, state transportation crews and private contractors worked around the clock for nearly two weeks to repair damaged roads and washed out bridges in hard hit areas like Keene, Jay and AuSable Forks. All of those involved say the response to the disaster was unprecedented.  Go to full article
It's overwhelming. I don't know. I need help with everything.

AuSable Valley post-Irene cleanup difficult; residents hope for help

The adding-up of the damage from Irene continues, and many areas are still experiencing emergency situations. In New York state, there are at least 6 confirmed deaths; damage to homes and businesses; more than half a million still without power; and flooding that's threatening to cause more damage.

For the first time today, our Adirondack bureau chief Brian Mann was able to hit some of the hardest hit areas around Ausable Forks, Jay and Upper Jay. He spoke with Nora Flaherty.  Go to full article
The old Masons' building in AuSable Forks.
The old Masons' building in AuSable Forks.

A dedication to dance and community

The Rebecca Kelly Ballet continues its summer tour with a performance Friday night at SUNY Potsdam, and three new dances that explore love, desire and good times later this month in Lake Placid. Todd Moe spoke with Rebecca Kelly about 23 years of training dancers in the North Country and the 20th anniversary of bringing new choreography to Adirondacks. They also talk about plans to turn the old Masonic Hall in AuSable Forks into a cultural and community center.  Go to full article

State police confirm murder-suicide in Ausable Forks

State police are releasing more details about an apparent murder-suicide in Ausable Forks this week. Otis Collins Jr., age 56, and 57-year-old Frederica Collins were found dead with gunshot wounds on Monday morning. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article
Ice crowds under the bridge in Ausable Forks (Photos courtesy of:  Martha Spear)
Ice crowds under the bridge in Ausable Forks (Photos courtesy of: Martha Spear)

Ice dams flood two North Country communities

Local officials watched nervously Monday across the North Country as rivers rose with early spring rain and melting snow. Ice dams were the big worry. A bottleneck of ice on the Great Chazy River forced residents to evacuate neighborhoods in Champlain. Another dam on the Ausable River triggered flooding in the town of Jay, where a state of emergency was declared. Brian Mann was in the village of Ausable Forks yesterday when crews fought to dislodge one of the massive clots of ice. He sent this report.  Go to full article

Ausable ice jam breaks

A flood warning remains in effect through this afternoon along rivers and streams in Clinton, Essex, eastern St. Lawrence and Franklin counties, as well as parts of Vermont. A state of emergency was declared in the Town of Jay, along the Ausable River. County officials say there have been no injuries. Officials from both Essex and Franklin counties were watching as an ice jam at Ausable Forks moved downstream this afternoon, and the river was falling. Emergency officials also reported an ice jam and flooding in Champlain. Evacuations were underway. Brian Mann was also watching the Ausable. He spoke with Martha Foley at midafternoon.  Go to full article

Merry Knights in AuSable Forks

Members of the Jay Towne Players are preparing for their Holiday production at the Community Center in AuSable Forks this weekend. The Merry Knights of the Rad Table puts a Holiday twist on the Arthurian tale. Performances are Saturday (7 pm) and Sunday (5 pm). Todd Moe spoke with director Kathy Recchia about this weekend's production, and construction of a new theatre space on the Village Green in Jay.  Go to full article

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