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15 hrs ago | Newsday

Nesconset residents to vote on leasing new firetruck

The Nesconset Fire District plans to put a public referendum on leasing a new fire truck to a vote Tuesday. If approved, the referendum would allow the district to lease a new truck at a cost not to exceed $518,609 for a period of seven years, said Kevin Zanfardino, the district's treasurer and secretary.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

NorthJersey.com

Woodland Park to demolish four abandoned flood homes

The municipality will have to raise $100,000 in next year's budget to pay for the demolition of three homes on Bergen Boulevard and one home West 35th Street that were abandoned by the owners subsequent to Hurricane Irene, officials said. The town had initially intended to raise the $100,000 over a series of years to minimize the fiscal impact, but was told by the state that it would have to raise all the funds in next year's budget, officials said.

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Post Register

FEMA wants at least $5.8M in Sandy aid repaid

After Superstorm Sandy hit the East Coast nearly two years ago, the federal government quickly sent out $1.4 billion in emergency disaster aid to the hurricane's victims. The Federal Emergency Management Agency is scrutinizing about 4,500 households that it suspects received improper payments after the storm, according to program officials and data obtained by The Associated Press through a public records request.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Bay Ridge Journal

Gravesend and Bensonhurst New York Rising Public Workshop

From 7-9 PM on Tuesday, September 16, the New York Rising Community Reconstruction Program will host a Gravesend and Bensonhurst Public Workshop at the Sephardic Home, 2266 Cropsey Avenue in Bensonhurst. The discussion will center on how the $3 million allocated for storm resiliency projects in these two neighborhoods should be spent.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Recordpub.com

More book news, September 13, 2014

"The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism" by Edward E. Baptist; Basic The image of the genteel, benevolent Southern slave owner was the creation of early 20th century artists and writers like D.W. Griffith and Margaret Mitchell.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Cape Cod Times

Now's the time to prep for hurricanes and fall nor'easters

Three years ago, my family and I drove overnight from Maine to New Jersey, trying to get home ahead of Hurricane Irene. That memory from late August 2011 prompts hurricane-preparation thoughts today.

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Related Topix: Hurricane, Weather, Natural Disasters, Flood, Tornado

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Greenwich Citizen

Road, bridge projects dot NC 12 on Hatteras Island

The state Transportation Department said this week that it's delaying construction of a bridge at Pea Island until the court case involving the longer span to the north, the Bonner Bridge, is settled. Meanwhile, the Army Corps of Engineers may finish dumping sand on the beach near the S-curves at Rodanthe in an effort to protect N.C. Highway 12 until a bridge can built there.

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Related Topix: Hatteras, NC, Rodanthe, NC, Frisco, NC, US News, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, Hurricane, Weather, Hurricane Sandy

ABC2 Maryland

FEMA wants nearly $6M in Sandy aid repaid

Coastal Flood Advisory issued September 11 at 5:35AM EDT expiring September 11 at 11:00AM EDT in effect for: Baltimore, Baltimore City Coastal Flood Advisory issued September 11 at 5:35AM EDT expiring September 11 at 2:00PM EDT in effect for: Harford, Prince Georges Coastal Flood Advisory issued September 11 at 5:35AM EDT expiring September 11 at 10:00PM EDT in effect for: Anne Arundel, Calvert, Saint Marys Coastal Flood Advisory issued September 10 at 12:47PM EDT expiring September 11 at 2:00PM EDT in effect for: Prince Georges Coastal Flood Advisory issued September 10 at 12:47PM EDT expiring September 11 at 11:00AM EDT in effect for: Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Calvert, Saint Marys, Baltimore City Coastal Flood Advisory issued September 11 at 3:48AM EDT expiring September 11 at 2:00PM EDT in effect for: Harford NEW YORK - After Superstorm Sandy hit the East Coast nearly two years ago, ... (more)

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NJ.com

Hitting home: 9/11 spurred handmade remembrances of life, loss

One day in the summer of 2002, on his way home from work, Bobby Rosetti spotted a replica of the World Trade Center on a lawn in West Caldwell. The first anniversary of the 9/11 loomed on the calendar and Rosetti, whose brother died in the South Tower, felt compelled to stop.

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Daily Reporter

FEMA wants at least $5.8M in Sandy aid repaid

After Superstorm Sandy hit the East Coast nearly two years ago, the federal government quickly sent out $1.4 billion in emergency disaster aid to the hurricane's victims. The Federal Emergency Management Agency is scrutinizing about 4,500 households that it suspects received improper payments after the storm, according to program officials and data obtained by The Associated Press through a public records request.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

Hudson Valley Press

$11.5M Irene Investment Announced By Sean P. Maloney

Three years after Hurricane Irene hit the Hudson Valley, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney , Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus, State Senator John Bonacic and local officials announced $11.5 million in additional Housing and Urban Development Community Development Block Grant Disaster Relief funding for Orange County to recover and rebuild from Irene. Since January 2014, Rep. Maloney has persistently worked with HUD to make Orange County municipalities eligible for reallocated CDBG-DR funds to fulfill unmet needs from Hurricane Irene.

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The Jersey Journal

Rahway River mayors head to D.C. to lobby for $68 million flood fix

The mayors of a handful of communities along the Rahway River will travel today to Washington, D.C., where they will present lawmakers with a petition urging Congress to fund a flood-control study. The mayors have been working to find a solution to flooding since 2011, when the rainfall from Hurricane Irene caused the river to overflow , resulting in around $100 million in damages to the area.

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Mon Sep 08, 2014

Milford Mirror

What next for Milford Diner? Despite efforts, restoration didna t pan out

The Milford Diner restoration project has been dead about two years now, and the current owner isn't quite sure about the fate of the former eatery. Bill DaSilva, one of the owners of SBC in downtown Milford and owner of the diner, said he's been so busy he hasn't thought about what to do with the diner, which is growing more dilapidated as it sits in the SBC parking lot.

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Sun Sep 07, 2014

Observer

Bipartisan actions help area, na...

At a time when Congress cannot agree on much, U.S. Rep. Tom Reed has introduced and garnered support for something significantly important for our region in particular and the country generally: a national disaster tax relief bill. One of the primary functions of government is to protect its citizens and this is especially true in the wake of a natural disaster.

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TheAlternativePress.com

FEMA and Westfield Officials Encourage Community to Prepare for Disasters

September is National Preparedness Month , which aims to educate and empower Americans to prepare for and respond to all types of emergencies. This year's theme, Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare, encourages people to be aware of the disasters that may occur in their area and then take action to be better prepared.

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Fri Sep 05, 2014

Press & Sun-Bulletin

Vestal, Conklin get funding for flood-prone propertiesVestal, Conklin ...

Vestal, Conklin get funding for flood-prone properties The funds help flood prevention after devastating tropical storms in 2011 Check out this story on pressconnects.com: http://press.sn/1o7HDmn The towns of Vestal and Conklin have received a combined $3.3 million in federal funding to purchase flood-prone properties impacted by the floods of Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee. U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand announced the funding Friday, which is being allocated through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.

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Examiner.com

Hepburn house remains unsold at $14.8M

Three years after it was first listed, actress Katharine Hepburn's longtime Connecticut home is coming back to market, this time for a discount. Candace Taylor discusses details on the new installment of Private Properties.

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Thu Sep 04, 2014

Universal Hub

Court: NStar and National Grid deserve fines for response to major...

The Supreme Judicial Court today upheld the basic logic behind a state decision to fine National Grid and NStar for their responses to Hurricane Irene and a snowstorm two months later, but said state regulators were a bit too overzealous in the fines they levied. The ruling by the state's highest court means National Grid has to pay a $17.8 million fine for failing to procure adequate manpower in advance of the storms and for doing a poor job communicating with the public and local officials - a $900,000 reduction - while NStar has to pay $2.1 million for crappy post-storm communications - down from the $4.1 million the state wanted to levy.

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Lower Township Gazette

Merchants report busy, successful Labor Day weekend

Despite some clouds and a chilly breeze to kick it off Saturday, local merchants say the three-day Labor Day weekend was one of the best they've had in many years. For a summer marked by long stretches of magnificent weather, the holiday weekend was the cherry on top, he said.

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Wed Sep 03, 2014

Business Opportunities Weblog

Mother Nature Can Be the Mother of Invention

From floodgates for homeowners to "diapers" for absorbing storm waters, they've come up with ways to tackle the problems brought on by tornados and other major events-including, of course, Hurricane Irene. "Often large disruptions such as natural disasters create the basis for new business opportunities," says Andrew Zacharakis, a professor of entrepreneurship at Babson College in Wellesley, Mass.

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