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Schoharie County appeals FEMA decision on jail

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FEMA's call to rebuild Schoharie County's jail in a high-hazard flood zone is "arbitrary, short-sighted and defies common sense," said an appeal sent to Washington, DC this week. County flood recovery coordinator and Treasurer William Cherry on Friday issued a letter and summary of the county's appeal which contend 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 ...

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