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Chenango County bridge named after former Town Supervisor and Bainbridge resident

Town of Bainbridge - A bridge in Chenango County has been dedicated to the life of a selfless Bainbridge public servant.

Assemblyman Crouch along with State Senator Fred Akshar helped unveil the Hugh Kearney Bridge Friday afternoon.

It's located across from the Mirabito Convenience Store on State Route 206.

It's named for former Town Supervisor Hugh Kearney who was known as a dedicated and active Bainbridge resident.

His family and friends were in attendance to see the dedication of the bridge today.

Hugh's daughter Jan Colwell says she remembers her father as an honest, hard-working family man.

"He always had the highest of ethics.  He set the bar very high for himself and those who worked and lived with them.  He just expected your best," she said.

Colwell says her father also loved to care for his lawn and watch the races at Watkins Glen.

The bridge dedication was made possible by a co-sponsored resolution from Akshar and Crouch.

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