Airport, yes. Casino … maybe

Even in the dead of summer, the wheels of progress keep turning, for better or for worse. This past week saw city council move forward on two major files with the potential to change the face of the city, for better or for worse. First, council gave the go-ahead to city staff to look into expanding the runway and terminal at Norman Rogers airport. For a cost of $13.2 million, the airport, which currently receives only smaller passenger planes, could welcome larger jets carrying twice as many people. Supporters of the expansion argue this would lead to more flights by more airlines, making the city more attractive as a convention destination, more easily accessible to tourists, and more hospitable to business. Read article