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Aerial view of flooding in Fort Covington. Photo: Ricky Provost, Franklin County EMS
Aerial view of flooding in Fort Covington. Photo: Ricky Provost, Franklin County EMS

Franklin County declares flood emergency

UPDATE 4 PM:
Franklin County Emergency Services says water from the Salmon River is subsiding, and flooding is becoming less of an issue, but the County remains in a state of emergency. County EMS Communications Specialist Sandra Dunn says seven roads are closed this afternoon, down from 30 closures late Wednesday.

Dunn says EMS Director Ricky Provost and local officials are assessing damages from the high water. They are concerned about the additional rain today because the ground is already so saturated, especially in highly affected areas like Fort Covington. Provost plans to meet with County legislators late today.
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Franklin County has declared a state of emergency because of flooding along the Salmon River. Emergency Services Director Ricky Provost says many roads are either closed or partially closed throughout the County. He says Malone and Fort Covington are getting the worst flooding.  Go to full article
Andy Schrader stands on his dock on the bank of the Salmon River (Photos:  Brian Mann)
Andy Schrader stands on his dock on the bank of the Salmon River (Photos: Brian Mann)

On the Salmon River, a time of healing or an eco-disaster?

This summer, a private contractor ripped out a century-old dam on the Salmon River in northern Franklin County. State officials said the structure was deteriorating and posed a safety hazard. The town of Fort Covington decided to remove the dam, rather than pay for costly repairs. Green groups say the project will eventually restore crucial fish and bird habitat. But two months after the work was done, a massive plug of silt and sand still clogs the river. As Brian Mann reports, many locals worry that the Salmon River could be permanently damaged.  Go to full article

School Prayer Issue Divides Mohawk Community

A school prayer issue at a predominantly Mohawk school is headed to federal court despite a compromise offered this week. And the debate has divided the Akwesasne tribal council. Gregory Warner reports.  Go to full article

Mohawk "Prayer" Banned in Schools

A federal judge ruled last week that reciting the pledge of allegiance in public schools was unconstitutional. Meanwhile, here at home, another legal battle is waging over a different morning recital in the classroom. The Salmon River School District banned a traditional Mohawk recitation of thanksgiving. They say it's a prayer and doesn't belong on school time. Parents are suing, saying their "morning message" is not a prayer at all. Gregory Warner reports.  Go to full article
Salmon River Floods Malone Neigbhorhood
Salmon River Floods Malone Neigbhorhood

Malone: Salmon River Floods Neighborhood

An ice jam on the Salmon River triggered a flood through the weekend, forcing residents in Malone to evacuate at least eight homes. As frigid water filled living rooms and basements, rescue crews worked to help people care for pets and recover some of their possessions. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article
A rookie on the Salmon.
A rookie on the Salmon.

Trout Rising: An Afternoon on the Salmon River

Flyfishing is one of those pastimes that outsiders view with a kind of awe--art, dance and science combine to lay a line and a tiny twist of feathers and hair along the water just right to tease a fish. New York's flyfishing season runs through the middle of October. Last fall, Todd Moe pulled on some waders and tried his hand.  Go to full article

Ice Jam Floods Salmon River, Threatens Homes Near Malone

An ice jam on the Salmon River is threatening homes in the Franklin County town of Westville. Local officials say the water has been rising for the last week - and could force evacuations. Brian Mann has our story.  Go to full article

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