Airports receive federal COVID relief funding

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WASHINGTON – Airports in the Hudson Valley devastated by the coronavirus pandemic will be receiving federal aid as part of last month’s relief package.

Westchester County Airport in White Plains will receive $4.07 million while New York Stewart International near Newburgh will receive $2.33 million.

Columbia County Airport in Hudson will get $24,000.

Five other airports will receive $13,000 each – Hudson Valley Airport in Wappinger, Sullivan County International in Bethel, Orange County in Montgomery; Joseph Y Resnick in Ellenville, and Warwick Municipal in Warwick.

Westchester County and New York Stewart are the only airports in the Hudson Valley that offer regularly scheduled passenger service and both have seen massive service cuts because of the lingering pandemic.

The grants were announced by Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand.