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Bethany Airport: Going, Going, Gone!

Art Slicer (right) discusses the plans with Steve Whitaker from Ames and Whitaker Architects.
Art Slicer (right) discusses the plans with Steve Whitaker from Ames and Whitaker Architects.

There is a lot of activity up at the old Bethany airport lately as you probably noticed during your travels up and down Amity Road, or Route 63 as it's known to out-of-towners.  

The New England Yankee Construction company, a subcontractor for this phase of the Airport Community Center project, delivered the heavy equipment on Monday morning to demolish the hangar building. The salt shed was knocked down and the lead-painted boards were stripped and carted away earlier this week.  

This morning, the rest of the hangar building was knocked down and the old material is being prepared for removal.  The next step in this phase of the project is to frame up and pour the footings for the new concrete foundation and structural walls as they prepare for the prefabricated Quonset hut that will replicate the old building. 

Since the article and picture appeared in the Friday morning paper, the committee is reporting that residents appear eager to donate to the project and are sending in their checks.  

If you would like to donate, please make your check payable to Bethany Airport Restoration Donation, 40 Peck Road, Bethany, CT 06524. 

The official fundraising will kickoff within the next two weeks.


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