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Plans for an airport in Washington County 

It’s going to mean access. It really is.&quot:

PLANS FOR A REGIONAL AIRPORT IN WASHINGTON COUNTY ARE TAKING OFF. A LIST OF 14 POTENTIAL SITES HAS BEEN NARROWED DOWN TO THREE….ONE IN MARSHFIELD, ONE IN MARION AND ONE IN WESLEY.

&quot:We’re not talking about a Bangor. We’re not talking about a Portland. We’re talking about a place that will take a light jet and that is the fastest growing segment of aviation that exists today.&quot:

OFFICIALS SAY THE PROPOSED DOWNEAST REGIONAL AIRPORT WILL OPEN DOORS OF ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY AND MEET A PRACTICAL NEED.

&quot:There is no fuel between Bar Harbor and Princeton, so anybody who flies down here has to have it in five gallon cans which I can’t imagine, or they have to think about how and where they are flying so they aren’t trying to flap their wings. That being said, this facility will have maintenance. It will have fuel.&quot:

THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION, ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERS AND OTHERS HOPE TO MAKE A FINAL CHOICE LATER THIS MONTH.

&quot:What we’ve now done is looked at topography, the wetlands, access roads and so forth and have structured the list so the Marshfield site is at this point going to be the one that will fly first. The Marion site will also be flown anticipating if there are any problems in Marshfield, than that definitely will be the site to look at next.&quot:

THEY’RE STILL WORKING ON HOW TO PAY FOR THE AIRPORT. OFFICIALS SAY THEY’LL GET A BETTER HANDLE ON A PRICE TAG ONCE A FINAL CHOICE IS MADE.

&quot:We’re looking to maximize the dollars in building the airport by looking at sites that already have some of the building materials there.&quot: