The Albany Area did a wonderful job of coming together to help out our friends and neighbors in need after the flooding from Tropical Storm Irene, but some people still need much more help to get back to 'normal.'  Tonight, our little village of Schoharie will get some big help from a big friend.

YNN is reporting that David Letterman is lending his star power to help victims of Tropical Storm Irene in Schoharie. The CBS "Late Show" host will mention a new relief fund set up by village officials during his monologue tonight.

Letterman's relationship with Schoharie started almost nine years ago, when he invited several hundred residents down to the Ed Sullivan Theater to poke fun at their way of life.

The village then named a street after him: "Letterman Way". In a funny twist-- that road leads to the sewage plant.