Bridgeport, Stratford mayors to meet on Sikorsky sale

Renewed talk of selling Sikorsky Memorial Airport may result in Bridgeport closing its $16 million budget gap.

Bridgeport has owned the 800-acre space, located in the Lordship section of Stratford, for 60 years. Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch and Stratford Mayor James Miron plan to meet Monday to discuss the possible sale.

"I think whenever Stratford and Bridgeport can have an open and constructive dialogue on this great resource that's been kept down for so long, it's good for all of us," Finch said.

The mayor said the sale should ensure the expansion and development of the airport, which currently does not provide freight or corporate service.

Finch said the airport is just one of many municipal properties being considered for sale.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."