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Power authority asks to move Irene trials

Attorneys: Impartial jury impossible in Schoharie County because of damage

The Middleburgh High School gym sustained severe damage as a result of flooding from Tropical Storm Irene.
The Middleburgh High School gym sustained severe damage as a result of flooding from Tropical Storm Irene.
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Lawyers defending the New York Power Authority from post-Irene lawsuits are asking to move cases out of Schoharie County, contending it would be tough to find an impartial jury there. Civil actions filed in the aftermath of the 2011 tropical storm allege the NYPA failed to properly maintain and operate its hydroelectric facility on the Schoharie Creek before flooding wiped out several neighborhoods. Schoharie County, the Middleburgh Central School District, the towns of Schoharie, Blenheim, ...


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