- Associated Press - Sunday, May 25, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) - A dozen Maine airports are sharing more than $3.3 million in Federal Aviation Administration grants.

Officials say Bangor International Airport is getting $1.4 million to install runway sensors, replace the public address system, rehab the taxiway and repave the apron.

Belfast is getting $138,000 and Pittsfield and Caribou $150,000 to update master plans. Northern Maine Regional Airport will get $300,000 to pave the runway.Hancock County-Bar Harbor is getting $300,000 to install lights and navigational aids.

Other grants: Rangeley, $200,000 for approach path indicators and fencing; Greenville, $225,000 for environmental mitigation; Norridgewock, $150,000 for snow removal; Eastport, $150,000 for weather sensors; Sugarloaf, $130,000 for land; and Old Town, $50,000 for an environmental study.

Rep. Mike Michaud said the grants will create jobs and make the airports safer.


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