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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
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

The 8 O'Clock Hour 2/21/13

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Was a DOT worker forced to retire after praising his department's work responding to Tropical Storm Irene? The largest New York state teachers' union is suing the state over the two percent property tax cap. On Natural selections, the treeline and why it's there. And Ogdensburg celebrates the bicentennial of the War of 1812 Battle of Ogdensburg this weekend, including reenactments!

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