The new parking lot to access the oval is done! Also, the portion of the walking trail along the perimeter of the field that floods has been improved. This project has been completed with the support of the town board, help from Scott Smith and the Highway Department, and the planning efforts of Marcy Neville, Peter Slocum, and the Recreation planning committee. The funding came from occupancy tax revenue dedicated to community improvement projects. The new parking area is off Rt 73 on the right as you pull in the main entrance to the field and oval. This parking area gives [...]
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Thanks to the Ausable River Association, Barkeater Trails Alliance, and Vinny McClelland for designing, building, and funding the replacement of three culverts on the Old Mountain Road with new bridges. ASRA did the permitting and design, BETA constructed the bridges, and Vinny secured a grant from Patagonia while he was at the Mountaineer to pay for the upgrades. After coordinating the project, the only hands-on labor from the Town was board member Teresa Palen and Supervisor Wilson carrying one of the old, rusty culverts out of the woods and throwing it in the metal recycling bin. The new bridges are an [...]
FEMA approved our appeal for the water main repair in WD#1 for the storm damage from the 2019 Halloween Storm. This means we can submit our project and claim as soon as FEMA adds a Damage Line Inventory Item. As with all government funding, these things take time, however, we are eligible for the full cost of the repairs which came to just over $200,000.
Town Board meetings will now be held Via ZOOM starting November: The 2nd Tuesday of the month 7:00 PM via Zoom (Link will be provided). The 4th Tuesday of the month 5:30PM via Zoom (Link will be provided). The Town Board of the Town of Keene will meet and review said Preliminary Budget and hold a Public Hearing thereon Keene Fire Station at 6:00 PM, on Thursday, the 4th day of November, 2021. Town Board will hold a PUBLIC HEARING on November 8th, 5:30 PM Via ZOOM (Link will be provided). On the Local Law to opt out of allowing cannabis [...]
Early Voting Locations The Lake Placid Beach House 31 Parkside Dr Lake Placid NY North Hudson Town Offices, 3024 US Route 9 North Hudson NY BOTH LOCATIONS are accessible to all voters.
The areas shaded in the map are the ones submitted for Keene in the latest round of grants Essex County is applying for. As soon as there is an award, we will update this post. For some perspective, the Town of Keene did not receive any awards in the last round because the overall coverage of the town was above other towns in the region.
To mark the 10th Anniversary of Tropical Storm Irene, a group of Keene organizations sponsored an examination of the storm, its impact on the community and the local environment, and implications for the future. "Ten Years Later: Losses and Lessons of Irene" a program on Aug. 18, included an original film of the storm, with commentary by affected community members, and a panel discussion about the destruction and then the community's own recovery efforts. On Aug. 20, the Ausable River Association led a tour of the destruction from Irene flooding and then the recent efforts to improve the watershed's ability to [...]
Join us at 10am on Friday, July 30th at the Community Center Pavilion and have some fun “Making Music with RiverJack Z” ! The Keene Public Library proudly hosts this free songwriting workshop for children and families. RiverJack Z (a.k.a. Jack Zucchini, the guitar-playing singer/songwriter from The Zucchini Brothers) will guide participants through the craft of songwriting by composing and recording a song that is uniquely their own. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to participate in this event that is fun for the whole family.Keene Public Library will receive a high-quality audio file with the song to share. Participants will also [...]
The 21st annual IRONMAN Lake Placid triathlon will take place from 6:25 a.m. to midnight Sunday, July 25. The triathlon route includes a 2.4-mile swim in Mirror Lake, a 112-mile bike ride through Lake Placid, Keene, Upper Jay, Jay, Black Brook, and Wilmington, and a 26.2-mile run in and around the Lake Placid village. Temporary road closures will begin at 5 a.m. The following are all estimated times based on New York State Police traffic control. Please use caution and expect delays. Road closures (Route 86) southbound to Lake Placid from Wilmington beginning from 7 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. Route 86 [...]
This project is an emergency response to the bankside exposure of the Town of Keene water main pipe running under the East Branch Ausable River. The 12” diameter pipe is located approximately 3,000 channel feet downstream/north of the SR73 Bridge in the hamlet of Keene. The pipe carries approximately 90% of the Town’s water supply. Keene Water Main Narrative.pdf