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October 22. 2013 10:09PM

Salem gets $110,000 in FEMA funds for blizzard

SALEM — On Monday night, selectmen approved the acceptance of just over $110,000 in FEMA funds to defray the cost of the February blizzard that dumped over two feet of snow on the region.

Although the board unanimously voted to accept the funds, one selectmen used it to make a bit of a larger political point.

“This is amazing,” said Selectman Stephen Campbell. “It snows in New Hampshire in February. Anyone who wants to understand why the federal government has a $17 trillion deficit, this is the sort of thing that is nonsense for government at higher levels.”

Campbell said he would vote to accept Salem’s share of the FEMA funds, but noted that there is no such thing as free money.

“This is not free; this is tax money at work,” said Campbell.

Town Manager Keith Hickey said the $110,708.94 covers 75 percent of the eligible costs the town used to fight the February blizzard.

“This is a long-awaited reimbursement,” said Hickey. “The money was received by the finance department earlier this month.”


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