Wind turbine parts arrive in Ogdensburg by ship and rail

The Port of Ogdensburg has seen increased activity in recent days as the main components of a new wind turbine project roll into the facility by both ship and rail. [Read more…]

Allegiant Air to begin Ogdensburg-Florida flights in early October

Allegiant Air announced Tuesday that the low-cost carrier will offer its first flights from Ogdensburg International Airport to destinations in Florida starting the first week of October. [Read more…]

New Route 68 bypass opens as Ogdensburg Airport expansion continues

A recent aerial photo shows the Ogdensburg International Airport expansion. To the right is the newly rerouted Route 68. The state road was moved about 3,000 feet to allow for the runway to be expanded by 1,200 feet. Submitted Photo.

A recent aerial photo shows the Ogdensburg International Airport expansion. To the right is the newly rerouted Route 68. The state road was moved about 3,000 feet to allow for the runway to be expanded by 1,200 feet. Submitted Photo.

Traffic is flowing smoothly through a new portion of State Route 68 that was engineered to allow the Ogdensburg Bridge and Port Authority room to expand its airport runway by 1,200 feet. [Read more…]

St. Lawrence County’s only city eyes $10 million economic prize

Officials in Ogdensburg are hoping the distinction of being St. Lawrence County’s only city — coupled with an abundance of vacant riverfront property — will help it secure a $10 million grant through Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative. [Read more…]

May 2016 Real Estate: Top Transactions

The following property sales were recorded in the Jefferson County Clerk’s Office during the month of March:

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Schumer urges FAA to approve runway expansion at Ogdensburg airport

Sen. Charles E. Schumer tells north country leaders at Ogdensburg International Airport Monday he will do everything he can to get the FAA to approve the runway extension. Melanie Kimbler-Lago / NNY Business

Sen. Charles E. Schumer tells north country leaders at Ogdensburg International Airport Monday he will do everything he can to get the FAA to approve the runway extension. Melanie Kimbler-Lago / NNY Business

U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer visited on Monday to urge the Federal Aviation Administration to approve a long-awaited runway expansion at Ogdensburg International Airport.

The Ogdensburg Bridge and Port Authority is planning to extend its runway by 1,200 feet to attract larger commercial airliners. The FAA’s stamp of approval is needed before work can begin on the $12 million project.

“The OBPA is ready, willing and able to complete this extension,” Mr. Schumer, D-N.Y., said. “The missing ingredient in making the airport and its new agreement with Allegiant a major economic driver in the regional economy is the feds, the FAA, where approval is sitting on somebody’s desk.”

The OBPA announced in June a partnership with Allegiant Air that officials say could increase traffic by up to 40,000 passengers a year with larger jets, which could turn the airport into a regional hub for air travel. [Read more…]