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County appeals disaster funding

Officials fighting FEMA to move jail to higher ground

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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Schoharie County picked up two major pieces of support recently in the quest to get federal help to move the flooded county jail to higher ground. The county is battling with the Federal Emergency Management Agency over disaster funding FEMA wants spent rebuilding the jail in the same spot it sat when it was inundated by the Schoharie Creek in August 2011. County officials want to move the jail to high ground and, following a ...


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