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FEMA tells Schoharie County no aid for historic bridge, jail costs

County officials expect to appeal rejection; millions at risk

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The Blenheim Covered Bridge is being considered an artifact — akin to a vase or a painting — by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and as such FEMA is not going to help replace it, County Treasurer William Cherry said Friday. Cherry, charged with coordinating the county government’s post-flood recovery, told the Board of Supervisors on Friday that it’s likely two appeals will have to be pursued — one for the bridge, the other for ...

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