Comments for: Interactive graphic: Federal grants to Maine airports, 2007-2012 Interactive graphic: Federal grants to Maine airports, 2007-2012 Interactive graphic: Federal grants to Maine airports, 2007-2012 Back to story → Guidelines for posting on bangordailynews.com The Bangor Daily News and the Bangor Publishing Co. encourage comments about stories, but you must follow our terms of service. Keep it civil and stay on topic No vulgarity, racial slurs, name-calling or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. The primary rule here is pretty simple: Treat others with the same respect you'd want for yourself. Here are some guidelines (see more): It should be noted this is not a comprehensive list. Don't insult one another or the subjects of BDN stories. You may be ticked off at what someone did or said, but you can explain that without resorting to name-calling or obscenity. Remember that young people are on this site too. That nasty line that makes your buddies go "haw, haw"? You're better than that. Comments should be your own work, not copied and pasted from elsewhere, though brief quoted passages to make your point are fine. And please don't use all capital letters. There's no need to shout. Stay focused on the issue in the article. Off-topic posts will be deleted. This isn't a forum to chat about your personal life. Some ideas — the fate of the earth, abortion, gun control, the nature of God — aren't going to be resolved in a reader forum, so no need to get frustrated if others don't see your point of view. State your position once and leave it at that. If you mouse over each comment you will see a "Flag" button. Please use it if you feel comments on the site are out of line. Quite often, we won't see a comment until it's reported. Questions about why a comment was — or wasn't — deleted? E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know your username and where you posted or saw the comment. That's about it: Stick to writing about the stories; be civil; be kind; enlighten your neighbors. And we'll keep moderating posts to try to ensure everyone meets those standards. 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.