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Airport in hunt for new regional FAA site

Center to monitor traffic in East corridor

The Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce and Representatives Paul Tonko and Bill Owens, hosted a Small Business Forum on Monday, at Gannett Auditorium in Palamountain Hall at Skidmore College. Small business owners in Saratoga, Warren and Washington County, had the oppertunity to field questions to acting Region II Administrator for the U.S. Small Business Administration, Bernard J. Paprocki,(far left) and both Congressmen. Discussions included programs offered to counsel and train business owners, help small businesses access credit and provide an update on government procurement and contracting opportunities.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
The Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce and Representatives Paul Tonko and Bill Owens, hosted a Small Business Forum on Monday, at Gannett Auditorium in Palamountain Hall at Skidmore College. Small business owners in Saratoga, Warren and Washington County, had the oppertunity to field questions to acting Region II Administrator for the U.S. Small Business Administration, Bernard J. Paprocki,(far left) and both Congressmen. Discussions included programs offered to counsel and train business owners, help small businesses access credit and provide an update on government procurement and contracting opportunities.
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Land near the Albany International Airport is under consideration for a new regional air traffic control center to replace two Federal Aviation Administration facilities on Long Island. An FAA team visited the Albany airport earlier this month and U.S. Rep. Paul D. Tonko, D-Amsterdam, has written the FAA a letter of support. The FAA is planning to build a new control center somewhere in eastern New York as part of a long-term effort to convert ...


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robbump
May 2, 2013
3:01 p.m.

[ Flag Post ]

Does this facility NEED to be near an airport at all?
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If it only need be between 34 and 49 acres of land within 150 miles of New York City, and within New York state, why bother with HIGH COST rent areas of the airport? Seems like it could be in almost any area at all. Schenectady County immediately comes to mind, and altho outside the 150 miles, Montgomery or Fulton might make good choices too.

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