By Colin Flanders
September 3, 2020
Burlington International Airport has received more than $6 million in federal grants to complete infrastructure upgrades and address noise concerns related to the controversial F-35 jets.
The largest of the three grants awarded to the Burlington travel hub is a $3.49 million appropriation that will be used to soundproof Chamberlin Elementary School in South Burlington, which is located just a few blocks from the airport.
The grant will pay for upgrades to the school’s ventilation system so that it can keep its doors and windows closed year-round to cut down on flight noise, according to airport aviation director Gene Richards.
“That’s been a long time coming,” Richards said Thursday.[FULL ARTICLE]