Comments for: Interactive graphic: Federal grants to Maine airports, 2007-2012

Posted Oct. 21, 2012, at 3:11 p.m.
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  • Anonymous

    What?  You and I *need* to fund a 2.5 mil grant for airport expansion in Millinocket.  We all know the 1% don’t pay taxes on their wealth or their personal jets – and need to fly in there to kill moose occasionally.

    The bigger story is: who spent the money and how?  That would make for some interesting news.

    • Anonymous

      You don’t need to fund anything.  If you haven’t flown in the last 10 years, you haven’t put any money into any airport.  And if you have, it’s $3-4 per leg of your ticket.

      • Anonymous

        you should read the article a little closer.  These are grants and the state and municipalities do in fact use local tax dollars to support these projects.  This is just like the essential air service give away.  If an airport can’t support commercial air travel it is time for them to shut down of be more aggressive instead of relying on the taxpayers to foot the bill.  Think of the money that could be saved if some of these airports were to regionalize with a larger local entity. Just think what could be offered at the old Loring AFB if they were have invested the 20 million plus that was spent in Presque Isle, Frenchville and Caribou. I think that the runway at Loring is the longest east of the Mississippi if not it is close. The larger size of that area is begging for developement and we just keep the little guys going instead of investing wisely.

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