New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was in the Adirondack village of Ausable Forks this morning to announce a funding initiative for Tropical Storm Irene recovery and to present a check to rebuild a firehouse destroyed in that storm.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials are cautioning travelers to be prepared for busy crossings this Labor Day weekend. Regional tourism officials say that’s good news as they transition into the fall tourism season.
Essex County, New York, was among the areas most damaged when Tropical Storm Irene moved through the region two years ago, and is still recovering. The supervisors of the two hardest hit towns in the rural Adirondack county still have vivid memories of the day the storm hit.
There are waterways everywhere in the North Country. Officials in the Town of Plattsburgh hope they can create a plan that will increase public access to the rivers, streams and Lake Champlain along its borders to enhance tourism, economic development and local recreation.