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Flood recovery groups welcome family back into their Schoharie home

Rauri-Mae Coons and her father, Luke Coons, inspect a butterfly window decoration, a gift from volunteers with Brethren Disaster Ministries who rebuilt the family's house on Fair Street in Schoharie.
Rauri-Mae Coons and her father, Luke Coons, inspect a butterfly window decoration, a gift from volunteers with Brethren Disaster Ministries who rebuilt the family's house on Fair Street in Schoharie.
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For nearly two years, Luke Coons has been driving back and forth between work in Schoharie and a relative’s home in East Greenbush. Those trips are now over, and Coons, his girlfriend Jamie McFarland and their seven children will be moving back to the village permanently. Roughly 30 volunteers, neighbors and members of the flood recovery organizations SALT and Schoharie Recovery gathered Thursday at the family’s house on Fair Street for a blessing and welcoming ...

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