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Legislation eyed to give flood victims relief from taxes on damaged house

From left, Fort Plain Central School District Superintendent Douglas Burton; Red Cross manager Michael Raphael; State Sen. Cecilia Tkaczyk, D-Duanesburg; and Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara, D-Rotterdam, gather Monday morning to discuss tax breaks for flood-affected homeowners.
From left, Fort Plain Central School District Superintendent Douglas Burton; Red Cross manager Michael Raphael; State Sen. Cecilia Tkaczyk, D-Duanesburg; and Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara, D-Rotterdam, gather Monday morning to discuss tax breaks for flood-affected homeowners.
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A big chunk of Tammy Erhardt’s 22 Abbott St. residence is long gone, but her tax bill is intact and right on time. On June 28, Otsquago Creek flood waters tossed a neighbor’s house against her son’s bedroom, causing heavy damage. The Erhardts were gone at the time — more fortunate than the resident of the floating house, 87-year-old Ethel Healey, who died in the flood. Erhardt feels lucky, but still was taken aback by ...


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