Former state Department of Transportation engineer Mike Fayette holds a copy of the Aug. 30, 2012 issue of the Enterprise, which contained a story about DOT's response to Tropical Storm Irene that he was quoted in. The story prompted DOT to threaten to fire him for talking to the press without getting the necessary approval. Photo: Chris Knight, courtesy of Adirondack Daily Enterprise
During an interview with Albany radio station News Talk 1300, state Operations Director Howard Glaser outlined the specifics of a past disciplinary case against Mike Fayette, much of it surrounding an affair the former Essex County engineer had with a fellow DOT employee.
The move came the day after Fayette went public about DOT's efforts to fire him for speaking to the Adirondack Daily Enterprise and North Country Public Radio - a story that drew attention from news media across the state and beyond. Chris Knight reported that story, and is following this latest chapter: Go to full article
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