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Village of Schoharie cuts ribbon on new firehouse

October 14, 2017 07:02 PM

SCHOHARIE – It was a milestone celebration for the Village of Schoharie on Saturday as they cut the ribbon on a new firehouse.

The old building was destroyed following the devastating floods from Tropical Storm Irene back in 2011.

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Village of Schoharie Fire Chief Marty Pierce says the new building is state of the art. As they celebrate 185 years of service, they planned for the future with a facility built to last perhaps another 185 years.

The new firehouse is also a place for the community to get together.

“This is probably the best thing that's happened to the village, [the] most significant recovery aspect,” said Village of Schoharie Mayor John Borst.

“There's not a lot in this community, so to have a building where we can do social functions for the public is very important,” added Pierce.

It took more than six years to build the new firehouse.

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