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Highway department regroups following devastating blaze

In the meantime, neighboring municipalities have come to the aid of the Dannemora highway department, offering the equipment and services of their respective departments.

"Thank goodness for the help of all the nearby towns," said Pivetta. "And, thank goodness for Pete and all the town employees. Right now, they're plowing the roads, they're doing the work and giving extra time to pitch in. It's been great."

"The real story in this is the generosity of the Clinton County Highway Association," said Barber. "They were here almost immediately. Every last department. I've gotten calls from departments in Franklin County, Essex County. It's been just phenomenal."

The town council plans to meet with engineers and contractors in the coming days to discuss plans that have been on the table to build a new highway department building.

"We're going to see if we can hurry up production, but the way winter is in this area, it might be almost impossible," said Pivetta.

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