Building for life-saving runway in Machias could quickly take flight

After developing quick for many years, the Machias Valley Airport is nearer to including an extended runway for LifeFlight of Maine’s fixed-wing airplane.

Along with its 2,900-foot runway, the airport may get federal clearance as early as subsequent spring to constructing a roughly 4,300-foot runway, which might permit LifeFlight’s aircraft to land safely in most climate circumstances.

That’s a distinction not solely in toes, however crucial lifesaving minutes.