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Upper Jay VFD receives $1.5 million to build new firehouse

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, left stands with local officials as he presents a check for $1,496,676 to go toward the rebuilding of the Upper Jay firehouse.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, left stands with local officials as he presents a check for $1,496,676 to go toward the rebuilding of the Upper Jay firehouse. Photo by Keith Lobdell.

— “This is just another snapshot in the relationship that we have developed,” Cuomo said. “We are going to help, we are going to build back, we are going to build back better and we are going to do it together.”

With full funding now in hand, Garrow, who has also been involved with many of the Jay reconstruction projects as the DPW Superintendent, said the project will start moving forward.

“We are going to have a pre-construction meeting around Sept. 13, and I have been told that we can get into the ground on Sept. 16,” Garrow said. “We are looking to get the building closed in and work all through the winter and to be finished with everything in the spring.”

The Upper Jay firehouse will be relocated next to the town highway department. Its previous home was flooded out when Tropical Storm Irene hit the North Country Aug. 28, 2011.

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