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GE offices in Schenectady, NY, where the company was founded. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/87587278@N00/3581295898/">Chuck Miller</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
GE offices in Schenectady, NY, where the company was founded. Photo: Chuck Miller, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

GE factory closure shocks the Town of Fort Edward

General Electric announced last week it plans to cease operations at their Fort Edward factory within a year. The factory currently makes electrical components and the move will eliminate 200 jobs from the small community in Washington County.

As the town braces for the impact, the Innovation Trial's Jenna Flanagan talks to some locals about what comes next, including the possibility of an extensive site cleanup.  Go to full article

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Champlain powerline gets OK from green groups

The company that hopes to run a $2-billion underwater electric line from Quebec to New York City says it has reached an agreement with some of the environmental groups that had raised concerns about the project.

Donald Jessome, head of TDI, says the deal was reached after 15 months of closed-door negotiations and will shape how the underwater line is laid under Lake Champlain and the Hudson River.  Go to full article
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Pioneer of Hudson River rafting charged with endangering clients

Patrick Cunningham is one of the pioneers of the Hudson River rafting industry, and one of the first guides to open the wildest stretches of river to commercial trips.

Now in his early 70s, Cunningham has also emerged as one of the sport's most controversial figures.

Yesterday in Hamilton County, he was arraigned on misdemeanor charges for allegedly endangering some of his clients during a trip down the Hudson last summer. The case is expected to go to trial in August.

Brian Mann spoke about Cunningham's case with Mary Thill, who has been covering this story for Adirondack Life magazine.  Go to full article
Indian Point nuclear power plant. Photo: Daniel Case (Wikipedia Commons)
Indian Point nuclear power plant. Photo: Daniel Case (Wikipedia Commons)

Cuomo: NY will review safety at nuclear plant

Governor Andrew Cuomo says he's concerned over a report that one of the nuclear reactors at the Indian Point power plant along the Hudson River is on an earthquake fault line, and is checking into the matter. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Head of North Country's embattled dam and reservoir system steps down

The head of one of the most embattled state organizations in the North Country has stepped down. Glenn LaFave, who ran the Hudson River Black River Regulating District, left the organization last Wednesday after four years on the job.

As Brian Mann reports, he departs as the District's future is in doubt because of a debt crisis and a series of court challenges.  Go to full article
Conklingville Dam on Great Sacandaga Reservoir (Source: HRBRRD)
Conklingville Dam on Great Sacandaga Reservoir (Source: HRBRRD)

State authority that runs North Country dams, reservoirs running out of money

The state-run authority that manages many of the North Country's dams and reservoirs is running out of cash. Officials with the Hudson River-Black River Regulating District announced last week that they will lay off twelve employees at the end of the month.

The organization lost most of its revenue in 2008 because of a court decision and is still struggling to find ways to pay for its operations. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article

Developer reveals details of underwater power corridor

State and federal officials will have to approve a new plan to run a high-voltage electricity transmission line 300 miles from Quebec to metro New York City through New York's Champlain Valley - mostly underwater.

Hydro-Quebec is a major supplier of electricity to the northeastern U.S. The design calls for the power line to be buried in the bottom sediment of Lake Champlain, the Hudson Canal, and the Hudson River.

The project is being developed by a Toronto company, which sees the underwater design is a way to avoid the environmental and political problems of constructing new powerline corridors through communities. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article
By laying new electric cable underwater...
By laying new electric cable underwater...

Company eyes Champlain, Hudson Valleys for Quebec-NYC electric line

A Canadian company hopes to build a massive new electric transmission line that will use the Champlain and Hudson Valleys to bring power from Quebec to New York City. Transmission Developers Incorporated, based in Toronto, is asking state regulators in New York to approve the use of a type of cable that can be buried underwater. As Brian Mann reports, the technology would mean fewer impacts on communities and landscapes in the North Country.  Go to full article

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