Despite tweeking from the Chicago Tribune, here in Jefferson County the announcement of non-stop air service between Watertown and Chicago was called 'one of the best things ever for the North Country."
County Legislature Chair Carolyn Fitzpatrick and other lawmakers joined in announcing the service from American Eagle, which is receiving federal subsidy under the essential air service program.
The County has taken seriously the challenge of making the former city-owned airport into a more viable facility. Various carriers have come and gone. Let's hope this effort creates a link people will use.
Meanwhile, let's hope those smarty pants folks from the Tribune come visit us.
Fitzpatrick: American Eagle 'One of Best' Things Ever for North Country