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
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Vacant Justice Position Petition Process Independent Petitions for the Keene Justice Position accepted until June 30th, 2021. Candidates must go to the Essex County Board of Elections Office (7551 Court Street, P.O. Box 217, Elizabethtown, NY 12932) between 8:00 am – 4:00 pm ASAP to pick up the Independent Petition and choose an independent party and symbol. Petitions can be circulated over the next 5 days and must be submitted to the Board of Elections office by June 30th for a candidate to appear on the November 2nd, 2021 Ballot. A minimum of 16 signatures are required. Independent Petitions [...]
Summer Youth Program Summer Camp sign up is happening next week at the Keene Community Center Monday June 21 from 4:30pm-6:00pm Wednesday June 23 from 12:30pm-2:30pm Open to all Keene children who have completed Kindergarten through 6th grade. Signup Form: Keene Youth Commission Summer Program 2021
Keene Youth Commission is thrilled to announce the return of a beloved summer tradition here in Keene, Capture the Flag! Starting on June 22 at 7 pm children and teens of all ages can come to iconic Marcy Field to play in this friendly but spirited game. When: Every Tuesday starting June 22 until August 24 from 7PM- 8:15PM. Where: Marcy Field Parking: At the Holt House or hiker parking and not on the lawn.
The Town Board unanimously adopted the Town of Keene 2021 Strategic Plan at the June 8th Board meeting. Adoption of the plan does not mean that every recommendation will now be enacted, rather it signals a commitment by the Board to examine each set of recommendations and commit to working on the 5 areas outlined in the report; Seniors and Health Care, Childcare, Achievable Housing, Short Term Rentals and Hiker Parking and Recreation. Town of Keene Strategic Plan