- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 3, 2015

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Seven Maine airports are sharing more than $2 million in federal grants to enhance safety and improve facilities.

The Federal Aviation Administration grants were announced Tuesday in a joint statement by Maine U.S. Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King.

The largest chunk, or $1.2 million, is going to Bangor International Airport to fund the replacement of a portion of the floors, ceiling, electrical and heating/ventilation systems in the terminal.

Biddeford Municipal Airport is getting almost $200,000 to fund an environmental assessment related to removing runway obstructions.

Belfast Municipal Airport will receive more than $175,000 to fund an environmental assessment related to future runway construction.

Brunswick Executive Airport; Northern Maine Regional Airport in Presque Isle; Wiscasset Airport; and Houlton International Airport are also sharing in the grants.



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