June 18, 2018
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Navy to give airport to Maine redeveloper

The Associated Press

BRUNSWICK, Maine — The U.S. Navy is set to turn over its now-unused airport at the soon-to-close Brunswick Naval Air Station to the agency in charge of redeveloping the base for civilian use.

On Monday, more than 990 acres of runways, hangers and other aviation facilities will be turned over to the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority.

The Brunswick Executive Airport will open April 2.

The transfer of the airport will be announced formally on Monday at a ceremony that will be attended by Gov. Paul LePage, Democratic U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, base commander Capt. Will Fitzgerald and others.

A company has been chosen to run the new airport and a number of aviation firms already have made plans to set up shop there.

The base will be formally closed on May 31.

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