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FEMA to help pay for boarding Schoharie County inmates

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Schoharie County has learned it won’t have to cover the entire cost of boarding inmates while its flood-wrecked jail remains out of commission, but it still doesn’t know whether the jail can be rebuilt or a replacement will have to be constructed from scratch. The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s agreement to pay 70 percent of the inmate boarding costs represents a roughly $2 million victory for the county, which appealed FEMA’s initial rejection, county flood ...

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