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Ogdensburg Bridge & Port Authority director, Wade Davis, and Assemblywoman Addie Russell show U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer the plans for extending the runway, indicated in blue on the diagram. Photo: David Sommerstein.
Ogdensburg Bridge & Port Authority director, Wade Davis, and Assemblywoman Addie Russell show U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer the plans for extending the runway, indicated in blue on the diagram. Photo: David Sommerstein.

Schumer: Ogdensburg airport ok "waiting on someone's desk"

The city of Ogdensburg is getting ready to take off into a bigger air travel market. The Ogdensburg airport signed a contract last month with Allegiant Air to fly 170-passenger jet planes on and off of its runway. Officials expect the new service will attract tens of thousands of Canadian passengers and become a new economic driver.

The problem is...the runway is too short.

The airport has submitted a $12-15 million plan to build a longer runway. But it's stalled in Washington. Yesterday, U.S. Senator Charles Schumer came in person to say he's going to expedite the process.  Go to full article
Rooftop solar panels in Poughkeepsie, NY. Photo: <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_power_in_New_York#mediaviewer/File:Rooftop_Photovoltaic_Array.jpg">Lucas Braun</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Rooftop solar panels in Poughkeepsie, NY. Photo: Lucas Braun, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

California solar company eyes land at Plattsburgh Airport

Solar energy is on the rise in New York State, thanks in part to a company from California, and state incentives that make it more attractive to do business here. SolarCity already has plans for developing solar farms in Glens Falls, Queensbury, and Schenectady. The Plattsburgh International Airport may be next.  Go to full article
Passengers wait for a 7 am flight to Chicago at the Watertown International Airport. Photo: Joanna Richards
Passengers wait for a 7 am flight to Chicago at the Watertown International Airport. Photo: Joanna Richards

Watertown airport switching flights from Chicago to Philadelphia

The Watertown airport has been much busier since it started offering direct air service to Chicago rather than Albany just over two years ago. Now, the merger between American Airlines and U.S. Airways is causing a switch in destination again, as direct flights to Philadelphia will replace those to Chicago beginning May 8.  Go to full article

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Les Blomberg, noise expert, testifies to the Burlington Board of Health. Photo: Sarah Harris<br />
Les Blomberg, noise expert, testifies to the Burlington Board of Health. Photo: Sarah Harris

Burlington Board of Health holds F-35 hearing

The F-35, the Air Force's new fighter jet, may be coming to the Burlington airport. People are worried about noise from the plane, but there's also another concern: public health.  Go to full article
Photo: Jefferson County
Photo: Jefferson County

Watertown Airport to receive $2 million federal grant

Watertown International Airport has seen huge growth with direct flights to Chicago. Now a $2 million federal grant is helping it keep up with growing infrastructure needs.  Go to full article
Passengers wait for a 7 am flight to Chicago at the Watertown International Airport. Photo: Joanna Richards
Passengers wait for a 7 am flight to Chicago at the Watertown International Airport. Photo: Joanna Richards

Watertown airport reaches 10,000 passenger milestone with direct flights to Chicago

Watertown International Airport swapped its nine-seater flights to Albany for 44-seater flights to Chicago back in November. Reporter Joanna Richards checked in on how the airport is faring with the new service, and found that passengers and officials agree it's been a big success.  Go to full article
The Adirondack Regional Airport in Lake Clear, New York.
The Adirondack Regional Airport in Lake Clear, New York.

New committee will consider future of Lake Clear airport

Officials in Harrietstown have organized a new citizens committee to study the cost and future management of the Adirondack Regional Airport in Lake Clear. The airport was the target of a scathing report from the state Comptroller's office earlier this month that found the facility had been mismanaged.  Go to full article

Plattsburgh International Airport to receive DOT Funding

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand have announced Plattsburgh International Airport is set to receive about $760,000 in U.S. Department of Transportation funds to support long-term improvements.  Go to full article

Upgrades in the works at Watertown airport

Watertown International Airport is undergoing some promising changes. A new airline flying larger planes will soon offer direct flights to Chicago. Other improvements are also in the works to accommodate more business and the new flights at the county-owned airport. Joanna Richards reports.  Go to full article

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