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FEMA to pay for design of Blenheim Covered Bridge

The Blenheim Covered Bridge in 2011, before Tropical Storm Irene washed it away.
The Blenheim Covered Bridge in 2011, before Tropical Storm Irene washed it away.
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The Federal Emergency Management Agency will pay Schoharie County to design a new Blenheim Covered Bridge to replace the one destroyed by tropical storm Irene. But the county’s flood recovery coordinator said approval for architectural and engineering funding doesn’t reflect a complete victory — a sentiment that’s drawn fire from Blenheim residents who view the bridge as a focal point in the town’s post-disaster recovery. Recovery coordinator and County Treasurer William Cherry, during his monthly ...


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