Hurricane Irene

By Lissa Harris on Friday, Mar. 30, 2012 - 11:34 pm
Freshtown, the Margaretville supermarket that is still closed seven months after it was heavily damaged in the Irene floods, announced to local officials this week that work is being done in the building, and they hope to be "fully operational" by June 1... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Mar. 30, 2012 - 5:22 pm
Above: Video taken by YouTube user mjanensch1 on Monday, August 29, 2011, showing heavy flood damage to Bridge Street and the Bridge Street Bridge in Phoenicia. Phoenicia's Bridge Street Bridge over the Esopus Creek, knocked out of commission by the Irene... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Mar. 19, 2012 - 12:25 pm
A January 9 meeting of town, county and village officials held to discuss flood recovery in Fleischmanns has become a political punching bag, as the village gets close to its improbably heated board of trustees election. The problem? Too many Fleischmanns... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Monday, Mar. 12, 2012 - 9:29 am
Just a reminder: Today is the final day to vote in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Grant Competition. As I type, Schoharie High School is in the lead with 98159 votes. Vote by midnight tonight to help Schoharie students win! Our original Feb. 9 story about... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Mar. 9, 2012 - 2:22 pm
Above: A video about Schoharie County after the devastating Irene and Lee floods, filmed by Schoharie Recovery. Schoharie Recovery is one of the partners in a regional recovery effort called SALT (Schoharie Area Long Term). Starting Monday, March 12,... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Mar. 6, 2012 - 10:03 am
On Saturday, March 3, Prattsville held a Housing Expo and Home Improvement Show for homeowners looking to rebuild after the devastating Irene floods. The Daily Mail's Michael Ryan was on hand, and spoke to a few of Prattsville's determined residents: ...... Read more
By Andrea Girolamo on Thursday, Mar. 1, 2012 - 1:04 pm
Above: Prattsville depicted in the days of Zadock Pratt on an 1844 postcard, when Pratt's tannery was the biggest business in town. From Wikimedia Commons. Thanks to Irene, the picture the country has of Prattsville in its collective consciousness is,... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012 - 3:02 pm
Above: FEMA External Affairs Interns inspect the recovery effort in Prattsville on Feb. 22, 2012. Photo by Hans Pennink. Wednesday is the deadline for New York State towns and counties to submit lists of properties for a federal buyout program. Under the... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Feb. 27, 2012 - 12:44 pm
Above: A photo taken by a Watershed Post reader in Fleischmanns Park on August 31, 2011, after the Irene floods. Six months later, Fleischmanns still must undertake millions of dollars' worth of rebuilding work, which has been stalled while the village... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Feb. 27, 2012 - 9:49 am
Photo of hammer and nail by Flickr user Mike Bitzenhofer. Published under Creative Commons license. On Saturday, March 3, the flood-ravaged town of Prattsville will host a housing expo and home improvement show, featuring contractors, architects,... Read more


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