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Schoharie County officials look to NY Rising for economic recovery

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Firefighters in Esperance faced a dual challenge when the Schoharie Creek started slamming into the U.S. Route 20 bridge in August 2011. Floodwater from Tropical Storm Irene blocked the eastbound passage out of town, and massive runoff descending from the hills blocked Route 20 to the west. “They couldn’t get over the bridge, they couldn’t get down to Sloansville,” town Supervisor Earl Van Wormer III said. The two fire stations serving Esperance — one on ...

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