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FEMA appeal

Schoharie County appeals for FEMA jail funding

The Schoharie County jail on Depot Lane in the Village of Schoharie, photographed in April 2012.
The Schoharie County jail on Depot Lane in the Village of Schoharie, photographed in April 2012.
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An appeal Schoharie County sent to Washington, D.C., last week says FEMA’s call to rebuild the County Jail in a high-hazard flood zone is “arbitrary, short-sighted and defies common sense.” County flood recovery coordinator William Cherry on Friday issued a letter and summary of an appeal contending the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s suggestion the flooded jail be rebuilt where it sits is akin to wasting money. “There can be no doubt that this building will ...

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