This is the Knox County airport in Owls’ Head, Maine, or at least it was until a few weeks ago. This quaint little facility has gone the way of many other things that take us back in time meaning that it has been torn down and replaced with a fancy new facility funded by government stimulus dollars.
Now keep in mind that the airport serves only one airline, Cape Air, which shuttles back and forth to Boston four times daily. I’m guessing that on the busiest day no more than 60 people pass through the door, so why is a fancy new terminal needed at all? Granted, building the facility did provide short-term jobs, but at this point that’s the only benefit I see. Maybe you have a better answer as to why the government finds such unnecessary ways to spend money, especially when a state needs help in so many other areas.
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