Thursday, July 19, 2012

Tip of the Hat to Plattsburgh and Burlington

"Plattsburgh's 1995 Base Closing May Be Instructive for Burlington" is the headline of a good article in Seven Days, the alternative weekly in Vermont's biggest city. Journalist Kevin J. Kelley analyzes lessons learned from the loss of Plattsburgh Air Force Base and the slow but solid rejuvenation of the city. Plattsburgh and Burlington are twin cities in that they flank beautiful Lake Champlain; they're also quite different, but that's another story. Kelley kindly quotes from the book published by on the base closure, Flying High Again.