Grant for work at Massena’s airport more than thought

Although elected officials announced that the town of Massena would receive $7.4 million in Airport Improvement Program funding for Massena International Airport, the airport manager says the amount is actually higher: $8.7 million in federal funding. Christopher Lenney/Watertown Daily Times

MASSENA — Although elected officials announced that the town of Massena would receive $7.4 million in Airport Improvement Program funding for Massena International Airport, the airport manager says the amount is actually higher.

Manager Frank J. Diagostino said the airport will be receiving $8.7 million in federal funding. The town of Massena’s share would be $219,259 and the state’s share would be $219,258.

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