The airports serving the two major cities in NNY are getting FAA funds for runway improvements. For the Watertown Airport its a chance to build on county stewardship of the facility which has resulted in dramatically increased usage in recent years.
There is a lot of debate over subsidies to air service in small rural markets, but if that's the objective of national policy, then Watertown and Plattsburgh certainly are worthwhile spots for aid.
Local officials lauded are Congressional representation including Rep. Bill Owens, and the state's two Democratic US Senators.
Owens, Local Leaders Applaud U.S. Department of Transportation Airport Grants Announcements | U.S. Congressman Bill Owens