Westfield-Barnes airport receives $69K federal grant

A $10 billion federal stimulus package for aviation has resulted in an influx of $171 million for Massachusetts airfields and provided $69,000 in grant funds for Westfield-Barnes Regional Airport. The CARES Act grant, said airport manager Christopher Willenborg, stipulates that the funds must be used by general aviation airports for development and operating expenses. The additional income will benefit Barnes by providing for operating costs with an emphasis on maintenance.

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