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For Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the summer of 2012 was the summer of Tappan Zee Bridge meetings, at least according to the fresh batch of public schedules released this afternoon.

The governor had 15 meetings — sometimes two in one day — not including his triumphant announcement that a panel of local officials had approved the project to move forward held on Aug. 20.

The usual caveat applies on these Cuomo schedules: They are edited to not include anything that is considered compromise to security or deemed a private event (fundraisers for his 2014 re-election effort are included).

But the schedules released show that the governor was deeply involved with the Tappan Zee Bridge replacement project stretching back to June 28, frequently huddling with top officials Secretary Larry Schwartz and Director of Operations Howard Glaser.

It was this past summer that the governor made Schwartz his point man for the Tappan Zee Bridge replacement, garnering local support as county executives Rob Astorino of Westchester and Scott Vanderhoef of Rockland held out for more information and concerns over mass transit.

Schwartz, a familiar face on the Westchester scene (he is a former deputy county executive to Andrew Spano, who was beaten for a fourth term by Astorino) and was able to line up a series of public officials backing the measure, all designed to put pressure on the Vanderhoef and Astorino.

In the end, the county executives wound up backing the project after a dealyed vote.

Meanwhile, Schwartz and Cuomo hired veteran News 12 anchorman Brian Conybeare to be the very public face of the project at town hall meetings held by the administration.

It remains unclear how the state plans to pay for its share of the project, but Cuomo has said much of that depends on the federal loan applied for by the state.

Cuomo is clearly tied to the project in a personal terms, saying that the Tappan Zee Bridge replacement is meant to be a counter example to years of government waste and incompetence.