Keene Town Supervisor William "Bill" Ferebee talks about the re-opening of Route 73 as, from left, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, state senator Elizabeth "Betty" Little, Deputy Secretary of State for Local Government Dede Scozzafava and state assemblywoman Teresa Sayward stand behind him.
Photo by Keith Lobdell.
continued Ferebee said that he was grateful on behalf of the town for the support he had received from the local and state representatives.
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“They have been very supportive during this time of need,” Ferebee said. “The governor has shown that we are not forgotten here in the North Country and in Essex County.”
Crews from around the state converged on the town of Keene to rebuild bridges and sections of the highway destroyed by flash flooding during Tropical Storm Irene, which hit the area Aug. 28.
While Route 73 was closed, traffic to and from the Adirondack Northway was detoured through Elizabethtown on Route 9N.