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The federal government is contributing about $17 million to upgrade airports in upstate New York.

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Warren County recently gave preliminary approval for developer Rich Schermerhorn to construct two new 12,000-square foot corporate jet hangers at the county’s Floyd Bennett Memorial airport in Queensbury.

HV Airports Receive Funding For Improvements

Sep 14, 2014
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Two airports in the Hudson Valley have landed funding for improvements.

Snowy Owl

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut animal advocacy group has sued several federal agencies over a recently halted practice of shooting snowy owls near airport runways in New York.

The Connecticut Post reports that Friends of Animals in Darien targets the U.S. Department of Agriculture and other agencies.

The lawyer representing Friends of Animals says a halt to the shooting does not matter. He says shooting owls could resume and advocates want to know what the guidelines are.

Steps towards improving the area’s airports are underway. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard gives us an update on the progress of two regional transportation hubs.